A supplemental Stewardship payment may be available for participants who agree to adopt a new resource-conserving crop rotation. The local NRCS conservationist will help you identify an eligible rotation appropriate for the location and operation.
A resource-conserving crop rotation is a crop rotation that:
Includes at least one resource conserving crop.
Reduces soil erosion;
Improves soil fertility and tilth;
Interrupts pest cycles; and
In applicable areas, reduces depletion of soil moisture or otherwise reduces the need for irrigation.
A resource-conserving crop is one of the following:
A perennial grass. Typical Oregon examples would include:
Grass, seed (perennial ryegrass, fescue);
A legume grown for use as forage, seed, for planting, or green manure.
A legume-grass mixture.
A small grain grown in combination with a grass or legume, whether interseeded or planted in rotation.