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PA Farmers Invited To Chesapeake Bay Panels On BMPs, Water Quality

The Department of Agriculture Monday extended an invitation to Pennsylvania’s farmers to attend one of four panel discussions hosted by EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program on agricultural Best Management Practices and water quality starting August 10.

The panels will cover conservation tillage, manure injection and incorporation, cover crops and nutrient management.

Each panel has been charged with providing recommendations and technical expertise on measures to protect the Chesapeake Bay. The workgroup provides a discussion forum for partners at the local, state and federal levels to cover topics such as those relating to air and water quality.

Below is a full listing of the upcoming panels as well as the registration deadlines for each.

-- August 10: Conservation Tillage Phase 6.0 Expert Panel (Presenters must RSVP by July 27) University of Maryland Extension, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD.  Click Here to register.

-- August 11: Manure Injection & Incorporation Phase 6.0 Expert Panel (Presenters must RSVP by July 28) University of Maryland Extension, 330 Montevue Ln, Frederick, MD.  Click Here to register.

-- August 19: Cover Crops Phase 6.0 Expert Panel (Presenters must RSVP by August 5) Chesapeake Bay Program Office, Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room - Fish Shack, 410 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD.  Click Here to register.

-- September 10: Nutrient Management Phase 6.0 Expert Panel (Presenters must RSVP by August 27) USGS Water Science Center, 5522 Research Park Dr., Baltimore, MD  Click Here to register.

Questions about the panels can be directed to: egiese@chesapeakebay.net.

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8/3/2015

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