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Conservation Stewardship Program

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.

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National Job Sheets

State Job Sheets

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 X
Animal Enhancements  
ANM03 Incorporate native grasses and or legumes into 15 percent or more of herbage DM productivity X
ANM05 Extending riparian  forest buffers for water quality protection and wildlife habitat X
ANM07 Extend existing field borders for water quality protection and wildlife habitat X
ANM09 Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat X
ANM10 Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape X
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 X
ANM26 Managing calving to coincide with forage availability X
ANM27  Wildlife friendly fencing X
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 X
ANM33 Riparian buffer terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat X
ANM34 Leave standing grain crops Unharvested to benefit wildlife  
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 X
ENR09 Variable frequency drive electric motors  
ENR10 Using N provided by legumes animal manure and compost X
ENR11 Improving energy feedstock production using alley cropping  
ENR12 Use of legume cover crops as N source X
Plant Enhancements  
PLT02 Monitoring key grazing areas to improve grazing management  
PLT05 Multi story cropping sustainable mgmt of nontimber X
PLT06 Renovation of a windbreak shelterbelt  
PLT15 Pollinator andor beneficial insect habitat  
PLT16 Intensive rotational grazing X
PLT17 Creating forest openings to improve hardwood stands X
PLT18 Increasing on farm food production X
Soil Erosion Enhancements  
SOE 03 Continuous no-till organic system X
SOE 04 Continuous no-till X
Soil Quality Enhancements  
SQL01 Controlled traffic system  
SQL02 Continuous cover crops X
SQL03 Drainage water management for nutrient pathogen  
SQL04 Use of cover crop mixes X
SQL05 Use of deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction X
SQL08 Intercropping to improve soil quality and increase biodiversity X
SQL09 Conversion of cropland to grassbased agriculture  
Water Quality Enhancements  
WQL01 Biological suppression and other nonchemical techniques X
WQL03 Rotation of supplement and feeding areas  
WQL04 Plant tissue testing and analysis to improve management X
Agronomy Facts 17
Agronomy Tech Note 6
WQL05 Apply nutrients no more than 30d X
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 X
WQL11 Precision application technology to apply nutrients  
WQL13 High level integrated pest management X
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 X
WQL22 Onfarm composting farm organic waste  
WQL24 Apply enhanced efficiency fertililzer X
WQL25 Split applications of N based on PSNT X
Agronomy Facts 17
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) X

                                                                                                                              Last updated 2/21/2012