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National Enhancements (with Idaho-Specific Info. Where Applicable) - 2011

"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:

AIR01 - Injecting or Incorporating Manure  (PDF; 256 KB)  

AIR02 - Nitrogen Stabilizers or Urease Inhibitors for Nitrous Oxide Control  (PDF; 137 KB)  
AIR03 - Replace burning of prunings removals and other crop residues with non-burning alternatives (chipping, grinding, shredding,
            mowing or composting) (PDF; 408 KB)
AIR04 - Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift  (PDF; 194 KB)
AIR05 - Dust control on unpaved roads and surfaces  (NO LONGER OFFERED)
AIR06 - Replacing oil- and wood-fired heaters in orchards and vineyards  (PDF; 410 KB)
AIR07 - GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control technology  (PDF; 356 KB)


Animal Enhancements:

ANM01 - Drainage water management for seasonal wildlife habitat  (NOT OFFERED)

ANM02 - Defer crop production on temporary and seasonal wetlands  (PDF; 500 KB)
ANM03 - Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of the forage base  (PDF; 159 KB)
ANM04 - Extend existing filter strips for water quality protection and wildlife habitat  (PDF; 130 KB)
ANM05 - Extending riparian forest buffers for water quality protection and wildlife habitat  (PDF; 144 KB)
ANM06 - Extending existing riparian herbaceous cover for water quality protection and wildlife habitat  (PDF; 141 KB)
ANM07 - Extending existing field borders for water quality protection and wildlife habitat  (PDF; 129 KB)
ANM08 - Improve the plant diversity and structure of non-cropped areas for wildlife food and habitat  (PDF; 523 KB)
ANM09 - Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat  (PDF; 165 KB)
ANM10 - Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape  (PDF; 343 KB)
ANM11 - Patch-burning to enhance wildlife habitat  (PDF; 122 KB)
ANM12 - Shallow water habitat  (PDF; 294 KB)
ANM13 - Non-forested riparian zone enhancement for fish and wildlife  (PDF; 459 KB)
ANM14 - Riparian forest buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat  (PDF; 144 KB)
ANM15 - Forest stand improvement for wildlife habitat and soil quality  (PDF; 214 KB)

ANM16 - Harvesting crops using a stripper header  (NO LONGER OFFERED)
ANM17 - Monitoring nutritional status of livestock using the NUTBAL PRO System  (PDF; 122 KB)
ANM18 - Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape  (PDF; 123 KB)
ANM19 - Wildlife corridors  (PDF; 204 KB)
ANM20 - Silvopasture for wildlife habitat  (PDF; 174 KB)
ANM21 - Prairie restoration for grazing and wildlife habitat  (PDF; 319 KB)
ANM22 - Restoration and management of rare or declining habitats  (PDF; 202 KB)
ANM23 - Multi-species native perennials for biomass/wildlife habitat  (NOT OFFERED)
ANM24 - Upland forest wildlife structures  (PDF; 176 KB)
ANM25 - Stockpiling of forages to extend the grazing season  (PDF; 183 KB)
ANM26
- Managing calving to coincide with forage availability  (PDF; 230 KB)

ANM27 - Wildlife friendly fencing  (PDF; 152 KB)  (Revised 5-10-11)
ANM27 - Wildlife friendly fencing  (PDF; 146 KB)  (Prior to 5-10-11)

ANM28 - Aquatic organism passage barrier removal  (PDF; 140 KB)

ANM29 - On-farm forage based grazing system  (PDF; 105 KB)
ANM30 - Ultra high density grazing system to improve soil quality  (PDF; 79 KB)

 
Energy Enhancements: 

ENR01 - Fuel use reduction for field operations  (PDF; 135 KB)
ENR02 - Solar powered electric fence charging systems  (NO LONGER OFFERED)
ENR03 - Pumping plant powered by renewable energy  (PDF; 159 KB)
ENR04 - Recycle 100% of farm lubricants  (NO LONGER OFFERED)
ENR05 - Locally grown and marketed farm products  (PDF; 125 KB)
ENR06 - Upgrade of old diesel powered pumping plants  (PDF; 124 KB)  
ENR07 - On-farm energy audit  (PDF; 113 KB)
ENR08 - Using nitrogen provided by legumes, animal manure and compost to supply 100% of the nitrogen needs  (PDF; 180 KB)
ENR09 - Variable frequency drive electric motors  (PDF; 129 KB)
 

Plant Enhancements:

PLT01 - Establish pollinator habitat  (PDF; 438 KB)
PLT02 - Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management  (PDF; 149 KB)
PLT03 - Forest stand improvement pre-treating vegetation and fuels  (PDF; 504 KB)
PLT04 - Forest stand improvement, prescribed burning  (PDF; 298 KB)
PLT05 - Multi-story cropping, sustainable management of nontimber forest plants  (PDF; 102 KB)
PLT06 - Renovation of a windbreak, shelter belt or hedgerow for wildlife habitat  (PDF; 490 KB)
PLT07 - Hardwood crop tree release  (NOT OFFERED) 
PLT08 - Habitat development for beneficial insects for pest management  (PDF; 501 KB)
PLT10 - Intensive management of rotational grazing  (PDF; 234 KB)
PLT11 - Conifer Crop Tree Release  (PDF; 206 KB)
PLT12 - Patch harvesting to improve degraded hardwood stands  (NOT OFFERED)
PLT13 - Forest Stand Improvement for Wildfire Reduction  (PDF; 166 KB)
PLT14 - Alley cropping establishment for wildlife and beneficial insect habitat  (PDF; 139 KB)


Soil Erosion Enhancements:

SOE01 - Continuous no-till with high residue  (PDF; 181 KB)
SOE02 - Protection of cultural resource  (PDF; 122 KB)
SOE03 - Continuous no-till (organic system)  (PDF; 166 KB)
 

Soil Quality Enhancements:

SQL01 - Controlled traffic system  (PDF; 183 KB)
SQL02 - Continuous cover crops  (PDF; 143 KB)
SQL03 - Drainage water management for nutrient, pathogen, or pesticide reductions  (NOT OFFERED) 
SQL04 - Use of cover crop mixes  (PDF; 164 KB)
SQL05 - Use deep rooted crops to break up soil compaction  (PDF; 159 KB)
SQL06 - Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture for biomass or forage production and wildlife habitat  (PDF; 159 KB)
SQL07 - Forest stand improvement for soil quality  (PDF; 138 KB)
SQL08 - Intercropping to improve soil quality and increase biodiversity  (PDF; 159 KB)


Water Quality Enhancements:

WQL01 - Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, weeds and invasive species  (PDF; 133 KB)
WQL02 - Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to suppress herbaceous weeds  (NO LONGER OFFERED)
WQL03 - Rotation of supplement and feeding areas  (PDF; 110 KB)
WQL04 - Plant tissue testing and analysis to improve nitrogen management  (PDF; 192 KB)  (Revised 4-25-11)
WQL05 - Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date  (PDF; 184 KB)
WQL06 - Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer  (PDF; 127 KB)
WQL07 - Split nitrogen applications, 50% after crops/pasture emerge/green up  (PDF; 132 KB)
WQL08 - Split applications of nitrogen based on a PSNT or other crop-based indicators  (PDF; 169 KB)
WQL09 - Apply phosphorus fertilizer below soil surface  (PDF; 151 KB)
WQL10 - Plant a cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen  (PDF; 142 KB)
WQL11 - Precision application technology to apply nutrients  (PDF; 95 KB)
WQL12 - Managing livestock access to water bodies/courses  (PDF; 100 KB)
WQL13 - High level integrated pest management to reduce pesticide environmental risk  (PDF; 149 KB)
WQL14 - Land application of treated manure  (PDF; 119 KB)
WQL15 - Reduce the concentration of nutrients on farm by limiting the amount of feed and fertilizer brought on livestock farms  (PDF; 124 KB)
WQL16 - Use of legume cover crops as a nitrogen source  (PDF; 168 KB)
WQL17 - Use of non-chemical methods to kill cover crops  (PDF; 127 KB)
WQL18 - Non-chemical pest control for livestock  (PDF; 122 KB)
WQL19 - Transition to organic grazing systems  (PDF; 464 KB)
WQL20 - Transition to organic cropping systems  (PDF; 607 KB)
WQL21 - Integrated pest management for organic farming  (PDF; 108 KB)
WQL22 - On-farm composting of farm organic waste  (PDF; 181 KB)
WQL23 - Protection of sensitive areas on winter grazing land  (PDF; 244 KB)


Water Quantity Enhancements:

WQT01 - Irrigation system automation  (PDF; 256 KB)
WQT02 - Mulching for moisture conservation  (PDF; 287 KB)
WQT03 - Irrigation pumping plant evaluation  (PDF; 96 KB)
WQT04 - Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling  (PDF; 153 KB)
WQT05 - Remote monitoring and notification of irrigation pumping plant operation  (PDF; 138 KB)
WQT06 - Conversion to Non-Irrigated Crop Production  (PDF; 75 KB)


Special Project Enhancements:

FRD01 - On Farm Research and Demonstration  (PDF; 117 KB)
FPP02 - On-Farm Pilot Project  (PDF; 155 KB)

 
Enhancement Bundles: 

BRA01 - Range Enhancement Bundle #1  (PDF; 90 KB)
BRA02 - Range Enhancement Bundle #2  (PDF; 114 KB)
BRA03 - Range Enhancement Bundle #3  (PDF; 89 KB)
BRA04 - Range Enhancement Bundle #4  (PDF; 96 KB)
BRA05 - Range Enhancement Bundle #5  (PDF; 110 KB)

BCR01 - Crop Enhancement Bundle #1  (PDF; 87 KB)
BCR02 - Crop Enhancement Bundle #2  (PDF; 77 KB)
BCR03 - Crop Enhancement Bundle #3  (PDF; 94 KB)
BCR04 - Crop Enhancement Bundle #4  (PDF; 89 KB)
BCR05 - Crop Enhancement Bundle #5  (PDF; 91 KB)

BPA01 - Pasture Enhancement Bundle #1  (PDF; 90 KB)
BPA02 - Pasture Enhancement Bundle #2  (PDF; 74 KB)
BPA03 - Pasture Enhancement Bundle #3  (PDF; 58 KB)
BPA04 - Pasture Enhancement Bundle #4  (PDF; 62 KB)
BPA05 - Pasture Enhancement Bundle #5  (PDF; 78 KB)

BFO01 - Forest Enhancement Bundle #1  (PDF; 143 KB)
BFO02 - Forest Enhancement Bundle #2  (PDF; 94 KB)
BFO03 - Forest Enhancement Bundle #3  (PDF; 103 KB)
BFO04 - Forest Enhancement Bundle #4  (PDF; 67 KB)
BFO05 - Forest Enhancement Bundle #5  (PDF; 54 KB)

 


Idaho CSP

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