News & Updates

July 2022



July 21-30 • Delaware State Fair

July 29 • Cost Share Sign Up Ends

Aug. 16 • Soil Health Field Day

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Welcome to the team!

Martin Adams, project field coordinator

Faith Binas, customer service specialist

Spotted Lanternfly confirmed in Sussex County

Cost Share Reminders

Cost Share Sign Up ENDS Friday, July 29!

Cover Crops:

Earn up to $75,000

Take advantage of increased funding rates. 

3921 Tax Ditch 

Eligibility: To be eligible for cost-share application approval, audited financials, and financials to be audited by DNREC, must be submitted to DNREC Drainage Section.

Don't forget to obtain estimates from contractors for the scope of work.

Weed Wiper Bar 

The treatment window is seasonal, contact SCDs Equipment program to learn more.

Serving Kent and Sussex! 

Sussex Conservation District, farmers "soil their undies" to track soil health - 47abc

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - Have you ever soiled your undies for science? It may sound a little strange at first, but there's a deeper meaning behind it. In the beginning of May, the Sussex Conservation District (SCD) planted several pairs of 100% cotton underwear in farm fields in Bethel and Georgetown.

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Early Establishment

Check out our new commercial! 

Joel Wharton explains the benefits of establishing cover crops early. Don’t wait until after harvest to plant cover crops. Call us today to learn more about broadcasting or interseeding cover crops. 

Delaware State Fair

The Delaware Conservation Partnership is all set up at the Delaware State Fair!

We can’t wait to see you on Thursday! 

Our theme this year is Healthy Soil: Healthy Life. Check out the “Soil Your Undies” challenge and take a photo with Mighty Mini Microbe! While you're there, pick upFREE reusable tote!

Pictured above are a few planning committee members, from left, Jen Nelson of Delaware Association of Conservation Districts, Siobhan Kelley of SCD, and Rick Mickowski of New Castle Conservation District.

Soil Health Field Day

The Delaware Soil Health Partnership will hold an in-person soil health field day on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Rick Clark, a fifth-generation farmer from Williamsport, Ind., will discuss farming green and his experience with organic no-till on nearly 7,000 acres. University of Delaware extension agents will provide the latest research updates while Jay Baxter, owner of Baxter Farms, will discuss experiences in the field.

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Pesticide Container Recycling

The Delaware Department of Agriculture Pesticide Section, in cooperation with the Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC), provides an empty pesticide container recycling program in the State of Delaware.

HDPE pesticide containers are collected at the Sussex Conservation District, maintenance yard on Shortly Rd, Georgetown, Delaware. If growers or commercial applicators have large quantities of containers to recycle (greater than 100), on-site pickup by the Department can be arranged.

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Bringing Back Bobwhites to Delaware

Delaware farmers and landowners interested in ways to help bring back bobwhites are encouraged to watch this video and call your local USDA Service Center to learn more. In Delaware’s Sussex County, call 302-856-3990, ext. 3; in Kent County, call 302-741-2600, ext. 3; and in New Castle County, call 302-832-3100, ext. 3. Or visit  

To serve Sussex County
by providing technical
guidance and financial
assistance to enhance,
maintain, protect, and
improve land and
water resources.
Agriculture Conservation
21315 Berlin Road, Unit 4
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-856-3990 ext.3
Equipment, Stormwater,
Billing & Administration
23818 Shortly Rd. 
Georgetown, DE 19947
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