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Equipment Demonstrations for Vegetable Crops: Events this spring & summer

This spring and summer, there will be a series of equipment field days around southern NH, to demonstrate innovative soil health practices for vegetable crops. Some of the equipment includes BCS tractors and implements (great for small farms!), no-till transplanters,… Continue Reading →

Soil Health Workshops for Vegetable Producers: March 11th, 13th & 14th

The NH Association of Conservation Districts in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and UNH Cooperative Extension are excited to host three free, soil health workshops for vegetable producers this winter. Soil health expert Jan-Hendrik Cropp will join… Continue Reading →

Cover Crop Monitoring

Our group is working to find simple and effective ways of collecting data from our cover crop trials. In the fall of 2018, we began using trail cameras to take photos of some of the cover crop fields around NH…. Continue Reading →

Soil Health Champions No-Till Discussion Meetings: Feb 1st, 5th & 8th

Friday, February 1st, 9:30 am to noon NH Farm and Forest Expo Double Tree – Hawthorne Room 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH (directions) Tuesday, February 5th, 1 pm to 3 pm Tullando Farm 193 Route 10, Orford, NH (directions) Friday, February 8th, noon… Continue Reading →

Nov. 1: The Future of Forestry and Agriculture

The Hillsborough County Conservation District is hosting the 2018 NH Association of Conservation Districts Annual meeting on November 1-2, 2018.  We invite you to attend “The Future of Forestry & Agriculture” Conference on Thursday, November 1st at the Doubletree by Hilton… Continue Reading →

Cover Crop Mix Trials

Sign Up Now   Survey For Past Participants   The Soil Health Partnership has an exciting opportunity for farmers to try out cover crop seed mixes. Seed mixes have been developed for their potential soil health benefits for different crops,… Continue Reading →

Conservation Equipment Rentals

Several of New Hampshire’s County Conservation Districts have equipment rental programs to allow farmers to borrow specialized equipment at a low cost for soil health and nutrient management practices. Check out the websites below and contact the individual Districts for… Continue Reading →

No-till Corn Planter Retrofits and Rentals

  What are you interested in? Why no-till? No-till Corn Planter Rentals Corn Planter Retrofit Funding Sign-up Now! Why no-till? Reducing tillage or eliminating it from your regime can improve your soil’s structure and stability, water infiltration and water-holding capacity,… Continue Reading →

No-till Vegetable Transplanting

Reducing tillage is excellent for soil health. Less tillage means better soil structure, better water storage capacity, more organic matter, and happy beneficial microorganisms. But, for many farmers, there are obstacles to reducing tillage. How do you deal with weeds?… Continue Reading →

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