Traditional cover crops may not be harvested, but may be grazed or chopped for on-farm livestock forage after becoming well established. These cover crops qualify for incentive payments ranging from $45/acre to $75/acre depending on when they are planted and the planting method used. (See PDF at right for details.) Manure may be applied in the fall following Maryland's nutrient management requirements. Farmers must certify their cover crop with their soil conservation district within one week of planting and no later than November 14, 2016. Killdown/suppression may take place between March 1 and June 1, 2017.
Norman AstleProgram AdministratorPhone: 410-841-5864Fax: 410-841-5950
Office Address50 Harry S. Truman ParkwayAnnapolis, MD 21401
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401