(WAUSAU, WISCONSIN), April 30, 2012 – The Marathon County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants that maintenance and management activities on CRP acres must be completed outside of the primary nesting season, which begins May 15, 2012, and continues through the date listed in individual conservation plans.
“CRP participants must not engage in any CRP maintenance or management activities during the primary nesting season that is listed in your current conservation plan,” said Matthew Peplinski, Marathon County Executive Director.
Participants with maintenance issues that require attention prior to the end of nesting season must contact the Marathon County FSA office at 715-848-2330 for permission prior to performing any spot spraying or spot mowing on CRP acres.
Failure to contact the county FSA office prior to any maintenance on CRP acres during nesting season may result in payment reductions or possible contract termination.
For questions or more information about maintenance and management activities of CRP acres, please visit Marathon County FSA county office, 326 River Drive, Wausau, WI or visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov.