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CSP 2012-1 Enhancement Activity Job Sheets with Minnesota Supplement Info & Requ


An "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.  Enhancements directly related to a practice standard are applied in a manner that exceeds the minimum treatment requirements of the standard.

The majority of the National CSP 2012-1 Enhancement Job Sheets have been amended to include Minnesota Supplement information and requirements.  Below is the list of National Enhancement job sheets many of which include Minnesota Supplement information and requirements for the 2012-1 sign-up.

Air Quality Enhancements:

  • AIR03 – Replace burning of prunings, removals and other crop residues with non-burning alternatives

  • AIR04 – Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height, and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift

  • AIR07 – GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control technology

  • AIR08 – Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors

 Animal Enhancements:

  • ANM03 – Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of herbage dry matter productivity

  • ANM05 – Extending riparian forest buffers for water quality protection and wildlife habitat

  • ANM07 – Extending existing field borders for water quality protection and wildlife habitat

  • ANM09 – Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat

  • ANM10 – Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape

  • ANM11 – Patch-burning to enhance wildlife habitat

  • ANM12 – Shallow water habitat

  • ANM17 – Monitoring nutritional status of livestock using NUTBAL PRO system

  • ANM18 – Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape

  • ANM21 – Prairie restoration for grazing and wildlife habitat

  • ANM23 – Multi-species native perennials for biomass/wildlife habitat

  • ANM25 – Stockpiling of forages to extend the grazing season

  • ANM26 – Manage calving to coincide with forage availability

  • ANM27 – Wildlife friendly fencing

  • ANM29 – On-farm forage based grazing system

  • ANM31 – Drainage water management

  • ANM32 – Extend existing filter strips or riparian herbaceous cover for water quality protection and wildlife habitat

  • ANM33 – Riparian buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat

  • ANM34 – Leave standing grain crops un-harvested to benefit wildlife

Conserving Crop Rotation:

  • CCR99 – Resource-Conserving Crop Rotation

 Energy Enhancements:

  • ENR01 – Fuel use reduction for field operations

  • ENR09 – Variable frequency drive electric motors

  • ENR10 – Using nitrogen provided by legumes, animal manure, and compost to supply 90 to 100% of the nitrogen needs

  • ENR11 – Improving energy feedstock production using alley cropping systems with short rotation woody crops

  • ENR12 – Use of legume cover crop as a nitrogen source

 Plant Enhancements:

  • PLT02 – Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management

  • PLT05 – Multi-story cropping, sustainable management of non-timber forest plants

  • PLT06 – Renovation of a windbreak, shelter belt or hedgerow for wildlife habitat

  • PLT15 – Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat

  • PLT16 – Intensive rotational grazing

  • PLT17 – Creating forest openings to improve hardwood stands

  • PLT18 – Increasing on-farm food production with edible woody buffer landscapes

Soil Erosion Enhancements:

  • OE03 – Continuous no-till ORGANIC system

  • SOE04 – Continuous no-till

Soil Quality Enhancements:

  • SQL01 – Controlled traffic system

  • SQL02 – Continuous cover crops

  • SQL03 – Drainage water management for nutrient, pathogen, or pesticide reduction

  • SQL04 – Use of cover crop mixes

  • SQL05 – Use of deep rooted crops to break up soil compaction

  • SQL08 – Intercropping to improve soil quality and increase biodiversity

  • SQL09 – Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture

Water Quality Enhancements:

  • WQL01 – Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, herbaceous weeds, and invasive species

  • WQL03 – Rotation of supplement and feeding areas

  • WQL04 – Plant tissue tests and analysis to improve nitrogen management

  • WQL05 – Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date

  • WQL07 – Split nitrogen applications, 50% after the crop emergence or pasture green up

  • WQL09 – Apply phosphorus fertilizer below soil surface

  • WQL10 – Plant a cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen

  • WQL11 – Precision application technology to apply nutrients

  • WQL13 – High level integrated pest management to reduce pesticide environmental risk

  • WQL14 – Land application of treated manure

  • WQL17 – Use of non-chemical methods to kill cover crops

  • WQL18 – Non-chemical pest management for livestock

  • WQL19 – Transition to ORGANIC grazing systems

  • WQL20 – Transition to ORGANIC cropping systems

  • WQL21 – Integrated pest management for ORGANIC farming

  • WQL22 – On-Farm composting of farm organic waste

  • WQL24 – Apply enhanced efficiency fertilizer products

  • WQL25 – Split applications of nitrogen based on a PSNT

  • WQL26 – Reduce the concentration of nutrients imported on farm

Water Quantity Enhancements:

  • WQT01 – Irrigation system automation

  • WQT03 – Irrigation pumping plant evaluation

  • WQT05 – Remote monitoring and notification of irrigation pumping plant operation

  • WQT07 – Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling

  • WQT08 – Decrease irrigation water quantity or conversion to non-irrigated crop production

Special Project Enhancements:

  • FPP02 – On Farm Pilot Project (Manure Slurry Seeding of Cover Crops)

  • FPP02 – On Farm Pilot Project (Targeted Grazing)

Enhancement Bundles:  

  • BCR06 – Cropland Enhancement Bundle #6

  • BCR07 – Cropland Enhancement Bundle #7

  • BCR08 – Cropland Enhancement Bundle #8

  • BFO06 – Forest Enhancement Bundle #6

  • BPA06 – Pasture Enhancement Bundle #6

  • BPA07 – Pasture Enhancement Bundle #7

  • BPA08 – Pasture Enhancement Bundle #8