Integrated Pest Management
Apply now to have an Integrated Pest Management Demonstration Site on your farm!
Are you a producer considering implementing integrated pest management practices on your farm? Have you considered installing an on-farm weather station for increased accessibility to detailed weather data and pest/disease modeling tools? How about exclusion netting for spotted wing drosophila?
The New Hampshire Conservation Districts in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension and the Xerces Society are offering a cost share program to implement these practices!
Applications Accepted for:
Exclusion Netting for spotted wing drosophila fruit flies
Weather Stations to increase pest control precision
Farmers will have the opportunity purchase and install SWD exclusion netting and/or weather stations linked to the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) and receive technical assistance for the installation and utilization of the equipment.
Selection of farmers to receive reimbursement will be based on funding availability, the farmer’s interest/commitment to Integrated Pest Management, and ensuring a variety of farm types and geographic locations receive the opportunity.
Application period has now closed, but stay tuned for a second application round pending funding availability.
Grant funding pays 75% of the cost of equipment & the farmer will be responsible for 25%.
Please also review theses contracts:
This funding opportunity is provided by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant, and The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee Conservation Grant Program through the purchase of Conservation License Plates, known as “Moose Plates”. This program is a partnership between the Rockingham, Strafford, and Cheshire County Conservation Districts, UNH Cooperative Extension, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).