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CSP 2012 Ranking Period One Enhancement Activity Job Sheets

"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.

A "Bundle" is a group of specific enhancements which when installed as a group, addresses resource concerns synergetically.

 

Air Quality Enhancements:

AIR03 Replace burning of prunings removals and other crop residues with nonburning alternatives

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

AIR07 GPS targeted spray application or other chemical application electronic control technology

AIR08 Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors

 

Animal Enhancements:

ANM03 Incorporate native grasses and or legumes into 15 percent or more of herbage DM productivity


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


ANM07 Extend 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 the 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

ANM25 Stockpiling forages to extend the grazing season

ANM26 Managing calving to coincide with forage availability

ANM27  Wildlife friendly fencing

ANM29 On farm forage based grazing system

ANM31 Drainage water mgmt

ANM32 Extend existing filter strips or riparian herbaceous cover for water quality protection and wildllife habitat

ANM33 Riparian buffer terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat

ANM34 Leave standing grain crops Unharvested to benefit wildlife

Bundles:

BCR06 Crop technology bundle 6

BCR07 Crop technology bundle 7

BCR08 Crop technology bundle 8

BFO06 Forest technology bundle 6

BPA06 Pasture technology bundle 6

BPA07 Pasture technology bundle 7

BPA08 Pasture technology bundle 8

BRA05 Range technology bundle 5

BRA06 Range technology bundle 6

BRA07 Range technology bundle 7

Energy Enhancements:

ENR01 Fuel use reduction for field operations

ENR09 Variable frequency drive electric motors

ENR10 Using N provided by legumes animal manure and compost

ENR11 Improving energy feedstock production using alley cropping

ENR12 Use of legume cover crops as N source

 

Plant Enhancements:

PLT02 Monitoring key grazing areas to improve grazing management

PLT05 Multi story cropping sustainable mgmt of nontimber

PLT06 Renovation of a windbreak shelterbelt

PLT15 Pollinator andor beneficial insect habitat

PLT16 Intensive rotational grazing

PLT17 Creating forest openings to improve hardwood stands

PLT18 Increasing on farm food production

 

Soil Erosion Enhancements:

SOE 03 Continuous no-till organic system

SOE 04 Continuous no-till

 

Soil Quality Enhancements:

SQL01 Controlled traffic system

SQL02 Continuous cover crops

SQL03 Drainage water management for nutrient pathogen

SQL04 Use of cover crop mixes

SQL05 Use of deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction

SQL08 Intercropping to improve soil quality and increase biodiversity

SQL09 Conversion of cropland to grassbased agriculture

 

Water Quality Enhancements:

WQL01 Biological suppression and other nonchemical techniques

WQL03 Rotation of supplement and feeding areas

WQL04 Plant tissue testing and analysis to improve management

WQL05 Apply nutrients no more than 30d

WQL07 Split N applications 50 percent after the crops pasture

WQL09 Apply phosphorus fertilizer below soil surface

WQL10 Plant a cover crop that will scavenge residual N

WQL11 Precision application technology to apply nutrients

WQL13 High level integrated pest management

WQL14 Land application of treated manure

WQL17 Use of nonchemical methods to kill cover crops

WQL18 Nonchemical pest management for livestock

WQL19 Transition to organic grazing system

WQL20 Transition to organic cropping system

WQL21 Integrated pest management for Organic farming

WQL22 Onfarm composting farm organic waste

WQL24 Apply enhanced efficiency fertililzer

WQL25 Split applications of N based on PSNT

WQL26 Reduce 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 network

WQT08 Decrease irrigation water quantity or conversion to nonirrigated crop production
 

National Focus Areas:

National Focus Areas

FRD01 On-farm research and demonstration with requirements

FPP02 On farm pilot project with requirements

Supplemental Payment Activity:

CCR Resource Conserving Crop Rotation (RCCR)