The Giles County Soil Conservation District (SCD) is offering a 2015 Cover Crop Program to encourage No-Till, use of Multi Species Mixes (any crop field for Soil Health) and/or option of Single Species covers on HEL fields for erosion control.
TDA funds pay 75% of invoices, or a maximum of $25.00 per acre for multi-species mix and $15.00 per acre for single species.
We encourage planning early and planting early. There will be no payments on cover crops planted after October 1, 2015 without the approval from the SCD, deadline may be extended to no later than October 10th if weather conditions are severe and the SCD approves.
You must have an approved application signed by the SCD board to secure funding. Also available will be funding for establishing cropland to permanent grassland. For more information contact our office at 931-363-2675 x3.