Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District
Conserving land and water resources for our community
through proactive efforts, actions, and education since 1947
Celebrate Arbor Day - Plant a Tree
Knox-Lincoln Spring Plant Sale & Fair was a hit!
Our deepest thanks to all the volunteers, the organizations and individuals who provided displays and demonstrations, Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension, Union Fair Society - and the weather gods and goddesses. We couldn't have done it without all of you. (See Plant Sale page for complete list).
Congratulations to Gail Hawes of Union, the winner of the Native Bee Nest Block Raffle. Click HERE for a fact sheet to find out how to make your own native bee block and increase pollinator habitat in Maine.
Spotted Wing Drosophila fact sheets available
Click HERE to download a simple fact sheet about Spotted Wing Drosophila, a new invasive fruit fly that destroys shelf life of soft fruits such as raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, and everbearing strawberry. Sheet includes basic information on management strategies and links to more detailed resources.
Pasture Grazing Sticks available at District office
The USDA NRCS pasture grazing stick is a good educational tool for getting started in rotational grazing and one of the simplest ways to measure the amount of dry matter/acre available for livestock to graze. You can use the grazing stick to determine the following information:
- When grazing should be started
- When livestock should be moved to another pasture
- Average pasture growth rates
- Rotation lengths
- Estimate of available dry matter
For printable fact sheet and video on using grazing stick, click HERE. If you would like a grazing stick, please contact Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District at 207-596-2040 or email@example.com.
Earth Smart - Farming for the Future
An on-farm greenhouse gas emissions reduction certification program
Click HERE for more information and to find out how you can get certified. _________________________________________________
Our office is open weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (mostly)
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