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Upper Nanticoke River Watershed Improvements

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Free soil test for corn growers

May 3, 2021

Georgetown, Del., May 3, 2021 – Sussex Conservation District (SCD) is now offering free pre-sidedress soil nitrogen testing (PSNT) to corn growers in Sussex County. SCD recommends performing a PSNT in the spring to determine the...


Local Work Group Meeting

April 21, 2021

GEORGETOWN, Del., March 22, 2021 – The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) will hold a virtual local work group (LWG) meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 9 a.m. This event is free and open to the public, preregistration is required.

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SOIL HEALTH WORKSHOPS HELD - CULTIVATING COVER CROP KNOWLEDGE, VIRTUALLY

March 10, 2021

Georgetown, Del., - For the past seven years soil health experts have educated farmers on the shore through workshops and field days presented by the Delaware Soil Health Partnership. The coronavirus pandemic forced the winter soil health series t...



Virtual caffeine and cover crop event to be held Feb. 10

Jan. 15, 2021

A virtual caffeine and cover crop event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Amy Shober, professor and extension specialist, nutrient management at the University of Delaware, and Jayme Arthurs, Delaware state resource ...


Virtual caffeine and cover crop event to be held Jan. 14

Jan. 5, 2021

A virtual caffeine and cover crop event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Keith Berns, co-owner of Green Cover Seed will discuss cover crop diversity, rotation and species. This event is free and preregistration is re...


Poster Contest Winners Announced

Nov. 25, 2020

Sussex Conservation District received over 35 entries in the 2020 conservation poster contest. The contest was open to Delaware public, charter, private and homeschooled students in grades K-12. Posters were judged on the 2020 theme, “Where woul...


Virtual caffeine and cover crop event to be held Dec. 9

Dec. 9, 2020

A virtual caffeine and cover crop event will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Steve Groff, owner of Cover Crop Coaching, and Mark VanGessel, extension agent at the University of Delaware, will discuss spring cover crop t...


Over $1M available for cover crops in Sussex County, Del.

Nov. 17, 2020

Farmers across Sussex County can now apply for over $1.1 million in funding from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to plant cover crops, over the next three years.

Funding is provided by two USDA NRCS Regional Conservation...


Local Work Group Meeting

Nov. 12, 2020, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) will hold a virtual local work group (LWG) meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at 9 a.m. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The LWG allows stakeholders an opportu...


Delaware Conservation Districts sponsor annual conservation poster contest, “Where would we BEE without Pollinators”

10/1/2020

The New Castle, Kent and Sussex Conservation Districts are now accepting entries for the annual conservation poster contest from Delaware public, charter, private or homeschooled students in grades K-12. Posters will be judged on the 2020 theme, ...



Free stormwater webinar Aug. 13

Aug. 13, 2020

The public is invited to attend a free stormwater webinar on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, from 10 a.m. to noon. Topics covered include stormwater emergency preparedness, algae control and invasive species identification and control.

This event...


Virtual Soil Health Farmer Panel

Aug. 11, 2020

A virtual farmer panel will discuss soil health topics on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Steve Groff, owner of Cover Crop Coaching, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include Blaine Hitchens, a Sussex County farmer and Nation...


Free stormwater webinar June 18

June 5, 2020

The public is invited to attend a free stormwater webinar on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon. Topics covered include drainage in Delaware, preventative maintenance, irrigation and water management.

This is the third event ...


Establish cover crops early with SCDs air seeder and cost share program

June 4, 2020

Applications for Sussex Conservation District (SCD) air seeder and air seeder cost share program will be accepted beginning Monday, June 15, 2020 through Friday, July 31, 2020.

“One of the best soil health practices is keeping the ground...


Applications accepted for Sussex County cover crop cost share program beginning June 15

June 4, 2020
Applications for Sussex Conservation District (SCD) cover crop cost share program will be accepted beginning Monday, June 15, 2020 through Friday, July 31, 2020. This program provides farmers with up to $6,000 in cost share assistance to offset costs...

2020 Delmarva Soil Summit

Feb. 26-27, 2020
More than 200 agronomists came together to soak up the latest research and innovations to improve small- and large-scale farming operations at the Delmarva Soil Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 27 at Delaware Technical Community Colleg...

Stormwater workshop series

Feb. 20, 2020

Over 45 guests attended the first of a four-part series of stormwater workshops held on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at the University of Delaware Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown.

The workshops are made possible by the Sussex...


Caffeine and cover crop breakfast

January 16, 2020

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Hans Kok, left, program agronomist at Indiana INfield Advantage and David Baird, right, district coordinator at Sussex Conservation District,...


Soil health workshop

January 15, 2020

The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) and the Delaware Soil Health Partnership recently held a free soil health workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 during Delaware Agriculture Week at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.

Over 16...


Cover crop workshop

December 11, 2019

The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) and the Delaware Soil Health Partnership recently held a free cover crop workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company.

Nearly 75 agriculturists learned the framew...


Stormwater pond maintenance workshop

Dec. 5, 2019

The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) recently held two free stormwater pond maintenance workshops on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Lewes Field Office.

Jessica Watson, sedi...


2019 Cooperators' dinner

Dec. 4, 2019

The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) recently held the biennial Cooperators’ dinner at the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company to recognize the 2017 and 2018 Cooperator of the Year. Proceeds from the event totaling $1,500 were donated to Delawa...


SCD Holds Annual Soil Health Field Day

August 20, 2019

The Sussex Conservation District held its 4th Annual Soil Health Field Day at H&V Farms in Laurel on Tuesday.  Over 90 farmers and others braved the August heat and humidity to hear from the District and the Delaware Department of Agriculture on ...