Peninsula Pride Farms has zeroed in on a number of best management practices that we support, including through cost sharing with members:
- Cover crops: A year-round growing crop takes up nitrogen and prevents it from leaching through the soil and down to ground water.
- Split nitrogen application: Smaller amounts of nitrogen applied to fields more frequently are less likely to penetrate below the growing crop zone.
- Harvestable buffers around sinkholes: We understand the potential for sinkholes to transport contaminants directly to the aquifer. These buffers serve as filters that capture nutrients and sediment.
- Measuring depth of soil to bedrock: It is important for a farmer to know the locations of the most sensitive areas of the fields so practices can be adjusted.
People can learn about some of the positive efforts farmers are undertaking through QR codes.
It is a set of signs that farmers can place along the edge of their fields. Each sign is embedded with a QR code that can be customized.