A Clean Water Indiana grant was awarded to the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District to provide $20,000 worth of cost share for planting cover crops, doing a forage and biomass planting and for soil grid sampling.
According to a news release from the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District, cover crops help keep plants healthy.
"Jackson County has a lot of highly erodible land that needs a cover crop to keep the topsoil in place," the news release stated. "The topsoil holds most of the nutrients that feed your seed/plant. Cover crops and forage and biomass plantings are crucial to putting cover on the ground to reduce and ultimately halt pollutants leading to soil quality degradation and water quality impairments."
If you are interested in applying for this cost share grant, contact the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District Coordinator Terry Ault via [email protected] or call 812-358-2367, ext. 3035.
Currently, the office is closed to the public due to coronavirus guidelines.