CLEAN WATER INDIANA (CWI) SOIL HEALTH
Marshall County Soil & Water District is working to improve water quality and soil health by promoting and providing cost share for new acres of no till, cover crops and pollinator habitats.
Cost share is as follows:
No-till: $15.00/acre (max. 200 acres per producer per year)
Cover Crops: $20.00/acre (max. 200 acres per producer per year)
Pollinator Habitat: 75% up to $750/acre (1/2 acre min ~ 10 acre max
$5/acre for tracts immediately adjacent to waterways
$5/acre incentive for pollinator cover crop immediately following wheat
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The CWI grant paid more than $41,000 to Marshall County producers to plant new acres of cover crops, no-till and establish new pollinator habitats over the past three years.
EXPLORE THE SCIENCE OF SOIL HEALTH
Following the popular “Soil Health Lessons in a Minute” video demonstrations, NRCS and film maker Robin “Buz” Kloot, PhD, have once again teamed up to develop a series of short videos—this time focusing on the science of soil health.
Buz, who is a Research Associate Professor at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, made a cross-country trek in the fall of 2013 to interview some of the nation’s leading researchers and experts—in order to more fully understand the science of soil health.
DIG A LITTLE, LEARN A LOT
When you dig a little, you'll learn a lot about the health of your soil. The resources here are provided to help you understand the fundamentals of soil ecology and what you can do to build soil health on your farm or ranch.
Learn more about how to work with your farming partners to increase your land’s long-term production potential.