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National Enhancements (with Idaho-Specific Info. Where Applicable) - 2010

"Enhancement" means a type of conservation activity used to treat natural resources and improve conservation performance.  Enhancements are installed at a level of management intensity that exceeds the sustainable level for a given resource concern, and those directly related to a practice standard are applied in a manner that exceeds the minimum treatment requirements of the standard.  The following list of national enhancements is grouped by resource concern.  For some of the national enhancements, Idaho-specific information or additional guidance has been added as an Addendum to the end of the enhancement.


Air Quality Enhancements:

AIR03 - Replace burning of prunings removals and other crop residues with non-burning alternatives (chipping, grinding, shredding, mowing or composting) (PDF;335 KB)
AIR04 - Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift (PDF; 140 KB)
AIR06 - Replacing oil- and wood- fired heaters in orchards and vineyards (PDF; 359 KB)
AIR07 - GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), other chemical application electronic control technology (PDF; 306 KB)


Animal Enhancements:

ANM01 - Drainage water management for seasonal wildlife habitat (Not offered in Idaho)

ANM02 - Defer crop production on temporary and seasonal wetlands (PDF; 449 KB)
ANM03 - Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes to 15% or more of herbage dry matter productivity (PDF; 97 KB)
ANM04 - Extend existing filter strips for water quality protection and wildlife habitat (PDF; 67 KB)
ANM05 - Extending riparian forest buffers for water quality protection and wildlife habitat (PDF; 80 KB)
ANM06 - Extending existing riparian herbaceous cover for water quality protection and wildlife habitat (PDF; 77 KB)
ANM07 - Extending existing field borders for water quality protection and wildlife habitat (PDF; 67 KB)
ANM08 - Improve the plant diversity and structure of non-cropped areas for wildlife food and habitat (PDF; 466 KB)
ANM09 - Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat (PDF; 104 KB)
ANM10 - Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape (PDF; 295 KB)
ANM11 - Patch-burning to enhance wildlife habitat (PDF; 63 KB)
ANM12 - Shallow water habitat (PDF; 246 KB) 
ANM13 - Non-forested riparian zone enhancement for fish and wildlife (PDF; 402 KB)
ANM14 - Riparian forest buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat (PDF; 80 KB)
ANM15 - Forest stand improvement for wildlife habitat and soil quality (PDF; 153 KB)
ANM17 - Monitoring nutritional status of livestock using the NUTBAL PRO System (PDF; 122 KB)
ANM18 - Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape (PDF; 111 KB)
ANM19 - Wildlife corridors (PDF; 140 KB)
ANM20 - Silvopasture for wildlife habitat (PDF; 111 KB)
ANM21 - Prairie restoration for grazing and wildlife habitat (PDF; 265 KB)
ANM22 - Restoration and management of rare or declining habitats (PDF; 121 KB)
ANM23 - Multi-species native perennials for biomass/wildlife habitat (Not offered in Idaho)
ANM24 - Upland forest wildlife structures (PDF; 83 KB)
ANM25 - Stockpiling of forages to extend the grazing season (PDF; 130 KB)
ANM26 - Managing calving to coincide with forage availability (PDF; 168 KB)


Energy Enhancements:

ENR03 - Pumping plant powered by renewable energy (PDF; 147 KB)
ENR05 - Locally grown and marketed farm products (PDF; 114 KB)
 

Plant Enhancements:

PLT01 - Establish pollinator habitat (PDF; 384 KB)
PLT02 - Monitoring key grazing areas to improve grazing management (PDF; 96 KB)
PLT03 - Forest stand improvement pre-treating vegetation and fuels (PDF; 499 KB)
PLT04 - Forest stand improvement, prescribed burning (PDF; 292 KB)
PLT05 - Multi-story cropping, sustainable management of nontimber forest plants (PDF; 91 KB)
PLT06 - Renovation of a windbreak, shelter belt or hedgerow for wildlife habitat (PDF; 438 KB)
PLT07 - Hardwood crop tree release (Not offered in Idaho)
PLT08 - Habitat development for beneficial insects for pest management (PDF; 446 KB)
PLT10 - Intensive management of rotational grazing enhancement (PDF; 141 KB)
PLT11 - Conifer Crop Tree Release (PDF; 146 KB)
PLT12 - Patch harvesting for hardwoods (Not offered in Idaho)
 

Soil Erosion Enhancements:

SOE01 - Continuous no-till with high residue (PDF; 126 KB)
SOE02 - Protection of cultural resource (PDF; 65 KB)
SOE03 - Continuous no-till (organic system) (PDF; 110 KB)
 

Soil Quality Enhancements:

SQL01 - Controlled traffic system (PDF; 172 KB)
SQL02 - Continuous cover crops (PDF; 87 KB)
SQL03 - Drainage water management for nutrient, pathogen, or pesticide reductions (Not offered in Idaho)
SQL04 - Use of cover crop mixes (PDF; 107 KB)
SQL05 - Use of deep rooted crops to break up soil compaction (PDF; 101 KB)
SQL06 - Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture for biomass or forage production and wildlife habitat (PDF; 97 KB)
SQL07 - Forest stand improvement for soil quality (PDF; 126 KB)


Water Quality Enhancements:

WQL01 - Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, herbaceous weeds and invasive species (PDF; 73 KB)
WQL03 - Rotation of supplement and feeding areas (PDF; 99 KB)
WQL04 - Plant tissue testing and analysis to improve nitrogen management (PDF; 91 KB)
WQL06 - Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer (PDF; 71 KB)
WQL07 - Split nitrogen applications, 50% after crop emergence or pasture green up (PDF; 72 KB)
WQL08 - Split applications of nitrogen based on a PSNT or other crop-based indicators (PDF; 109 KB)
WQL10 - Plant a cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen (PDF; 86 KB)
WQL11 - Precision application technology to apply nutrients (PDF; 84 KB)
WQL12 - Managing livestock access to water bodies/courses (PDF; 89 KB)
WQL13 - High level integrated pest management to reduce pesticide environmental risk (PDF; 91 KB)
WQL14 - Land application of treated manure (PDF; 108 KB)
WQL15 - Reduce the concentration of nutrients on farm by limiting the amount of feed and fertilizer brought on livestock farms (PDF; 113 KB)
WQL16 - Use of legume cover crops as a nitrogen source (PDF; 110 KB)
WQL17 - Use of non-chemical methods to kill cover crops (PDF; 116 KB)
WQL18 - Non-chemical pest control for livestock (PDF; 62 KB)
WQL19 - Transition to organic grazing systems (PDF; 459 KB)
WQL20 - Transition to organic cropping systems (PDF; 602 KB)
WQL21 - Integrated pest management for organic farming (PDF; 79 KB)
WQL22 - On-farm composting of farm organic waste (PDF; 85 KB)
WQL23 - Protection of sensitive areas on winter grazing land (PDF; 186 KB)


Water Quantity Enhancements:

WQT01 - Irrigation system automation (PDF; 251 KB)
WQT02 - Mulching for moisture conservation (PDF; 282 KB)
WQT03 - Irrigation pumping plant evaluation (PDF; 85 KB)
WQT04 - Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling (PDF; 57 KB)
WQT05 - Remote monitoring and notification of irrigation pumping plant operation (PDF; 81 KB)


Special Project Enhancements:

FRD01 - On Farm Research and Demonstration (PDF; 96 KB)
FPP02 - On-Farm Pilot Project (PDF; 77 KB)


Enhancement Bundles:

BRA01 - Range enhancement bundle (PDF; 79 KB)
BCR01 - Cropland enhancement bundle #1 (PDF; 76 KB)
BCR02 - Cropland enhancement bundle #2 (PDF; 67 KB)
BCR03 - Cropland enhancement bundle #3 (PDF; 83 KB)
BPA01 - Pasture enhancement bundle (PDF; 79 KB)
BFO01 - Forest enhancement bundle #1 (PDF; 132 KB)
BFO02 - Forest enhancement bundle #2 (PDF; 83 KB)
 


Idaho CSP

Rob Fredericksen, CSP Program Leader
Phone:  (208) 685-6993
E-mail: Rob.Fredericksen@id.usda.gov