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CSP 2011-1 Enhancement Activity Job Sheets with Supplement Info & Requirements


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 2011-1 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 2011-1 sign-up.

Air Quality Enhancements:

  • AIR01 – Injecting or incorporating manure

  • AIR02 – Nitrogen stabilizers for air emissions control

  • 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

  • AIR06 – Replacing oil and wood-fired heaters in orchards and vineyards

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

 Animal Enhancements:

  • ANM01 – Drainage water management for seasonal wildlife habitat

  • ANM02 – Defer crop production on temporary and seasonal wetlands

  • ANM03 – Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of forage base

  • ANM04 – Extend existing filter strips for water quality protection and wildlife habitat

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

  • ANM06 – Extending existing riparian herbaceous cover for water quality protection and wildlife habitat

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

  • ANM08 – Improve the plant diversity and structure of non-cropped areas for wildlife food and 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

  • ANM13 – Non-forested riparian zone enhancement for fish and wildlife habitat

  • ANM14 – Riparian forest buffer, terrestrial aquatic wildlife habitat

  • ANM15 – Forest stand improvement for wildlife habitat and soil quality

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

  • ANM18 – Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape

  • ANM19 – Wildlife corridors

  • ANM20 – Silvopasture for wildlife habitat

  • ANM21 – Prairie restoration for grazing and wildlife habitat

  • ANM22 – Restoration and management of rare or declining habitats

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

  • ANM24 – Upland forest wildlife structures

  • ANM25 – Stockpiling forages to extend the grazing season

  • ANM26 – Manage calving to coincide with forage availability

  • ANM27 – Wildlife friendly fencing

  • ANM28 – Aquatic organism passage barrier removal

  • ANM29 – On-farm forage based grazing system

  • ANM30 – Ultra high density grazing system to improve soil quality

Conserving Crop Rotation:

  • CCR99 – Resource Conserving Crop Rotation

 Energy Enhancements:

  • ENR01 – Fuel use reduction for field operations

  • ENR03 – Pumping plant powered by renewable energy

  • ENR05 – Locally grown and marketed farm products

  • ENR06 – Upgrade of old diesel powered pumping plants

  • ENR07 Energy Enhancements/ENR07 - On Farm Energy Audit (12-21-10).pdf – On-farm energy audit

  • ENR08 – Using nitrogen provided by legumes, animal manure and compost to supply 100% of the nitrogen needs

  • ENR09 – Variable frequency drive electric motors

 Plant Enhancements:

  • PLT01 – Establish pollinator habitat

  • PLT02 – Monitor key ggrazing areas to improve grazing management

  • PLT03 – Forest stand improvement pre-treating vegetation and fuels

  • PLT04 – Forest stand improvement, prescribed burning

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

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

  • PLT07 – Hardwood crop tree release

  • PLT08 – Habitat development for beneficial insects for pest management

  • PLT10 – Intensive management of rotational grazing

  • PLT11 – Conifer crop tree release

  • PLT12 – Patch harvesting to improve degraded hardwood stands

  • PLT13 – Forest stand improvement for wildfire reduction

  • PLT14 – Alley cropping establishment for wildlife and beneficial insect habitat

Soil Erosion Enhancements:

  • SOE01 – Continuous no-till with high residue

  • SOE02 – Protection of cultural resources

  • SOE03 – Continuous no-till organic system

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

  • SQL06 – Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture for biomass or forage production and wildlife habitat

  • SQL07 – Forest stand improvement for soil quality

  • SQL08 – Intercropping to improve soil quality and increase biodiversity

Water Quality Enhancements:

  • WQL01 – Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, 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

  • WQL06 – Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer

  • WQL07 – Split nitrogen applications, 50% after crops/pasture emerge/green up

  • WQL08 – Split applications of nitrogen based on a PSNT or other crop-based indicators

  • WQL09 – Apply phosphorus fertilizer below soil surface

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

  • WQL11 – Precision application technology to apply nutrients

  • WQL12 – Managing livestock access to water bodies/courses

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

  • WQL14 – Land application of treated manure

  • WQL15 – Reduce the concentration of nutrients on farm by limiting the amount of feed and fertilizer brought on livestock farms

  • WQL16 – Use of legume cover crops as a nitrogen source

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

  • WQL18 – Non-chemical pest control 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

  • WQL23 – Protection of sensitive areas on winter grazing land

Water Quantity Enhancements:

  • WQT01 – Irrigation system automation

  • WQT02 – Mulching for moisture conservation

  • WQT03 – Irrigation pumping plant evaluation

  • WQT04 – Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling

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

  • WQT06 – Conversion to Non-Irrigated Crop Production

Special Project Enhancements:

  • FPP02 – On Farm Pilot Project

Enhancement Bundles:

  • BCR01 – Cropland Enhancement Bundle #1

  • BCR02 – Cropland Enhancement Bundle #2

  • BCR03 – Cropland Enhancement Bundle #3

  • BCR04 – Cropland Enhancement Bundle #4

  • BCR05 – Cropland Enhancement Bundle #5

  • BFO01 – Forest Enhancement Bundle #1

  • BFO02 – Forest Enhancement Bundle #2

  • BFO03 – Forest Enhancement Bundle #3

  • BFO04 – Forest Enhancement Bundle #4

  • BFO05 – Forest Enhancement Bundle #5

  • BPA01 – Pasture Enhancement Bundle #1

  • BPA02 – Pasture Enhancement Bundle #2

  • BPA03 – Pasture Enhancement Bundle #3

  • BPA04 – Pasture Enhancement Bundle #4

  • BPA05 – Pasture Enhancement Bundle #5