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CSP FY2018 Conservation Enhancement Activity - Pasture

FY18 Conservation Enhancement Activity

Pasture

Enhancement Code and Name

E374144Z1

Install variable frequency drive(s) on pump(s)
Conservation Practice 374: Farmstead Energy Improvement

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Inefficient Energy Use

Enhancement Lifespan

10 years

Enhancement Description

Install Variable Frequency Drive(s) (VFD) on Pumping Plant (Conservation Practice Standard CPS 533) with the correct sensors, on all pumps as indicated in the energy audit.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E374144Z2

Switch fuel source for pump motor(s)
Conservation Practice 374: Farmstead Energy Improvement

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Inefficient Energy Use

Enhancement Lifespan

10 years

Enhancement Description

Switch the fuel source for the pump motor(s) indicated in the energy audit to a renewable source (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.) (CPS 533 Pumping Plant)

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Enhancement Code and Name

E390136Z

Increase riparian herbaceous cover width to enhance wildlife habitat
Conservation Practice 390: Riparian Herbaceous Cover

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Associated Ag Land; and Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

5 Years

Enhancement Description

Where an existing herbaceous riparian buffer is located along a river, stream, pond, lake, or other waterbody, increase the diversity of native species, control invasive species, install fencing and relocate equipment operations, trails, and livestock, and increase the width of the buffer.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E391127Z

Increase stream shading for stream temperature reduction
Conservation Practice 391: Riparian Forest Buffer

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Water Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

15 Years

Enhancement Description

Riparian area tree canopy cover density is increased and the extent of the forested riparian area is increased to provide greater stream shading.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E391136Z

Increase riparian forest buffer width to enhance wildlife habitat
Conservation Practice 391: Riparian Forest Buffer

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

15 Years

Enhancement Description

Where an existing riparian forest buffer is located along a river, stream, pond, lake, or other waterbody, increase the diversity of native species, control invasive species, install fencing and relocate equipment operations, trails, and livestock to increase the functional width of the buffer.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E399137X

Fishpond management for native aquatic and terrestrial species
Conservation Practice 399: Fishpond Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Farmstead; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Pond rehabilitation, buffer, and watershed management actions are taken to improve habitat for native species of fish, amphibians, and shorebirds

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Enhancement Code and Name

E449114Z5

Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm
Conservation Practice 449: Irrigation Water Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Insufficient Water

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Evaluation of all pumping plants to determine the potential to rehabilitate/replace/reconfigure pump performance to improve water delerivery efficiency 10% or more. Evaluate to determine if a Variable Frequency Drive motor controller(s) is recommended and the simple payback in terms of energy savings is less than 10 years.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E449114Z7

Advanced Automated IWM – Year 2-5, soil moisture monitoring
Conservation Practice 449: Irrigation Water Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Insufficient Water

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Advanced automated irrigation water management using soil moisture or water level monitoring (one sensor per 40 acres or less) with data loggers. Record keeping is such that a daily water balance is calculated and future irrigation is forecast. Equipment was bought in year one, this is monitoring for future years. Subscription service may be used as source for monitoring. System will be monitored and controlled using remote devices.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E449114Z8

Advanced Automated IWM – Year 1, Equipment and soil moisture or water level monitoring
Conservation Practice 449: Irrigation Water Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Insufficient Water

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

This activity includes installing and monitoring soil moisture or water leveling equipment for advanced automated irrigation water management. The equipment includes field specific weather station data with soil moisture monitoring (one sensor station per 40 acres or less), data loggers and telemetry. Sensor stations will include a minimum of 2 sensors per site at depths appropriate for the crop and soils. If rice is the major crop, water level sensors may be substituted for the soil moisture sensors. Monitoring will be for the entire irrigation season and data gathered will be used to predict and manage irrigation water on crop grown.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E449144Z

Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm
Conservation Practice 449: Irrigation Water Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Inefficient Energy Use

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Evaluation of all pumping plants to determine the potential to rehabilitate/replace/reconfigure to perform 10% more efficiently. Evaluate to determine if a Variable Frequency Drive motor controller(s) is recommended and the simple payback in terms of energy savings is less than 10 years.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E472118Z

Manage livestock access to streams, ditches, and other waterbodies to reduce nutrients in surface water
Conservation Practice 472: Access Control

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Water Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

10 years

Enhancement Description

Installation of structures and implementation of grazing management actions that restrict livestock access to streams, ditches, and other waterbodies in order to reduce nutrient loading to surface waters.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E472122Z

Manage livestock access to streams, ditches, and other waterbodies to reduce pathogens in surface water
Conservation Practice 472: Access Control

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Water Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

10 years

Enhancement Description

Installation of structures and implementation of grazing management actions that restrict livestock access to streams, ditches, and other waterbodies in order to reduce the introduction of pathogens to surface waters.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E511137Z2

Forage harvest management that helps maintain or improve wildlife habitat (cover and shelter)
Conservation Practice 511: Forage Harvest Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

The timely cutting and removal of forages from the field as hay, green-chop, or ensilage in such as way and time frames so as optimize both forage yield/quality and wildlife cover and shelter

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Enhancement Code and Name

E511139Z2

Forage harvest management that helps maintain wildlife habitat continuity (space)
Conservation Practice 511: Forage Harvest Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

The timely cutting and removal of forages from the field as hay, green-chop, or ensilage in such as way and time frames so as to optimize both forage yield/quality and wildlife cover and shelter for habitat and/or continuity between otherwise disconnected habitats.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E578139X

Stream crossing elimination
Conservation Practice 578: Stream Crossing

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Farmstead; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

10 years

Enhancement Description

Existing stream crossings on an operation are consolidated into fewer crossings in order to reduce impacts to stream habitat.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E580105Z

Stream corridor bank stability improvement
Conservation Practice 580: Streambank and shoreline protection

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Farmstead; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Soil Erosion

Enhancement Lifespan

20 years

Enhancement Description

Stream corridor bank vegetation components are established to provide additional stream corridor bank stability.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E580137Z

Stream corridor bank vegetation improvement
Conservation Practice 580: Streambank and shoreline protection

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Farmstead; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

20 years

Enhancement Description

Stream corridor bank vegetation components are established to improve ecosystem functioning and stability.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E595116Z

Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques
Conservation Practice 595: Integrated Pest Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (annual & mixed), Crop (perennial), Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Water Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Utilize integrated pest management (IPM) prevent, avoidance, monitoring, and suppression (PAMS) techniques to reduce risk of pesticides in surface water and reducing the potential for delivery of chemicals into water bodies.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E595129Z

Reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques
Conservation Practice 595: Integrated Pest Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (annual & mixed), Crop (perennial), Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Air Quality Impacts

Enhancement Lifespan

1 Year

Enhancement Description

Utilize integrated pest management (IPM) prevent, avoidance, monitoring, and suppression (PAMS) techniques to reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides.
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Enhancement Code and Name

E612130Z

Planting for high carbon sequestration rate
Conservation Practice 612: Tree/Shrub Establishment

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial), Pasture, Range, Forest, Associated Ag Land, Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Air Quality Impacts

Enhancement Lifespan

15 years

Enhancement Description

Plant tree species and use stocking levels for higher growth to increase the rate of carbon sequestration (capture). Use species with a longer life span as well as relatively fast growth, and species suitable for durable manufactured products. Increase stocking levels in forests that are not fully stocked. Implement afforestation on appropriate open lands.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E612133X1

Adding food-producing trees and shrubs to existing agroforestry plantings
Conservation Practice 612: Tree/Shrub Establishment

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

15 years

Enhancement Description

Plant food-producing trees and shrubs for wildlife or human consumption within windbreaks, alley cropping, multi-story cropping, silvopasture systems, and/or riparian forest buffers.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E612136Z

Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food
Conservation Practice 612:Tree/Shrub Establishment

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial), Pasture, Range, Forest, Associated Ag Land, Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

15 years

Enhancement Description

Tree and shrub planting will enhance habitat for native wildlife. A minimum of five tree and shrub species will be used; they will be species that provide food for identified wildlife species.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E612137Z

Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover
Conservation Practice 612:Tree/Shrub Establishment

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial), Pasture, Range, Forest, Associated Ag Land, Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

15 years

Enhancement Description

Tree and shrub planting will enhance habitat for native wildlife. A minimum of five tree and shrub species will be used; they will be species that provide cover for identified wildlife species.

Download full enhancement activity E612137Z (PDF, 199KB)

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