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SD Enhancements for 2017

300 Series Enhancements

Enhancement Code Enhancement Name
E314133Z Brush management for improved structure and composition
E314134Z Brush management that maintains or enhances wildlife or fish habitat
E315132Z Herbaceous weed control that helps create desired plant communities and habitats consistent with the ecological site.
E315133Z Herbaceous weed control (for inadequate structure and composition) that helps create desired plant communities and habitats consistent with the ecological site
E315134Z Herbaceous weed control for plant pest pressures that helps create desired plant communities and habitats consistent with the ecological site.
E327136Z1 Conservation cover to provide food habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects
E327136Z2 Establish Monarch butterfly habitat
E327137Z Conservation cover to provide cover and shelter habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects
E327139Z Conservation cover to provide habitat continuity for pollinators and beneficial insects
E328101I Improved resource conserving crop rotation to reduce water erosion
E328101R Resource conserving crop rotation to reduce water erosion
E328101Z Conservation crop rotation on recently converted CRP grass/legume cover for water erosion
E328102I Improved resource conserving crop rotation to reduce wind erosion
E328102R Resource conserving crop rotation to reduce wind erosion
E328102Z Conservation crop rotation on recently converted CRP grass/legume cover for water erosion
E328106I Improved resource conserving crop rotation for soil organic matter improvement
E328106R Resource conserving crop rotation for soil organic matter improvement
E328106Z1 Soil health crop rotation
E328106Z2 Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter
E328106Z3 Conservation crop rotation on recently converted CRP grass/legume cover for soil organic matter improvement
E328107I Improved resource conserving crop rotation to improve soil compaction
E328107R Resource conserving crop rotation to improve soil compaction
E328109Z Conservation crop rotation to reduce the concentration of salts
E328134I Improved resource conserving crop rotation to relieve plant pest pressure
E328134R Resource conserving crop rotation to relieve plant pest pressure
E328136Z Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife food sources
E328137Z Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife cover and shelter
E329101Z No till to reduce water erosion
E329102Z No till system to reduce wind erosion
E329106Z No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content
E329114Z No till to increase plant-available moisture: irrigation water
E329115Z No till to increase plant-available moisture: moisture management
E329128Z No till to reduce tillage induced particulate matter
E329144Z No till to reduce energy
E334107Z Controlled traffic farming to reduce compaction
E338134Z Strategically planned, patch burning for grazing distribution and wildlife habitat (undesirable plant pressure)
E338135Z Strategically planned, patch burning for grazing distribution and wildlife habitat (fuel loading)
E338137Z1 Sequential patch burning
E338137Z2 Short-interval burn
E338140Z Short-interval prescribed burning to promote a healthy herbaceous plant community.
E340101Z Cover crop to reduce water erosion
E340102Z Cover crop to reduce wind erosion
E340106Z1 Intensive cover cropping to increase soil health and soil organic matter content
E340106Z2 Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter
E340106Z3 Intensive cover cropping (orchard or vineyard floor) to increase soil health and soil organic matter content
E340106Z4 Use of soil health assessment to assist with development of cover crop mix to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter
E340107Z Cover crop to minimize soil compaction
E340118Z Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-surface water
E340119Z Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-ground water
E340134Z Cover crop to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles
E345101Z Reduced tillage to reduce water erosion
E345102Z Reduced tillage to reduce wind erosion
E345106Z Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content
E345114Z Reduced tillage to increase plant-available moisture: irrigation water
E345115Z Reduced tillage to increase plant-available moisture: moisture management
E345128Z Reduced tillage to reduce tillage induced particulate matter
E345144Z Reduced tillage to reduce energy use
E374144Z1 Install variable frequency drive(s) on pump(s)
E374144Z2 Switch fuel source for pump motor(s)
E381133Z Silvopasture for wildlife habitat (structure and composition)
E381137Z Silvopasture for wildlife habitat (cover and shelter)
E381135Z Grazing-maintained fuel break to reduce the risk of fire.
E382136Z Incorporating "wildlife friendly" fencing for connectivity of wildlife food resources.
E384135Z Biochar production from woody residue
E386101Z Enhanced field borders to reduce water induced erosion along the edge(s) of a field
E386102Z Enhanced field borders to reduce wind induced erosion along the windward side(s) of a field
E386106Z Enhanced field borders to increase carbon storage along the edge(s) of the field
E386128Z Enhanced field borders to decrease particulate emissions along the edge(s) of the field
E386136Z Enhanced field border to provide wildlife food for pollinators along the edge(s) of a field
E386137Z Enhanced field border to provide wildlife cover or shelter along the edge(s) of a field
E386139Z Enhanced field border to provide wildlife habitat continuity along the edge(s) of a field
E390118Z Increase riparian herbaceous cover width for nutrient reduction
E390126Z Increase riparian herbaceous cover width to reduce sediment loading
E390136Z Increase riparian herbaceous cover width to enhance wildlife habitat
E391118Z Increase riparian forest buffer width for nutrient reduction
E391126Z Increase riparian forest buffer width to reduce sediment loading
E391127Z Increase stream shading for stream temperature reduction
E391136Z Increase riparian forest buffer width to enhance wildlife habitat
E393118Z Extend existing filter strip to reduce excess nutrients in surface water
E393122Z Extend existing filter strip to reduce excess pathogens and chemicals in surface water
E393126Z Extend existing filter strip to reduce excess sediment in surface water

 

400 Series Enhancements

Enhancement Code Enhancement Name
E449114Z1 Advanced IWM--Soil moisture is monitored, recorded, and used in decision making
E449114Z2 Advanced IWM--Weather is monitored, recorded and used in decision making. Actual evapotranspiration is calculated and used in forecasting future irrigation
E449114Z3 Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm to determine the potential to install a variable frequency drive.
E449144Z Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm.
E472118Z Manage livestock access to streams, ditches, and other waterbodies to reduce nutrients in surface water
E472122Z Manage livestock access to streams, ditches, and other waterbodies to reduce pathogens in surface water
E484106Z Mulching to improve soil health

 

500 Series Enhancements

Enhancement Code Enhancement Name
E511137Z1 Harvest of crops (hay or small grains) using conservation measures that allow desired species to flush or escape.
E511137Z2 Forage harvest management that helps maintain or improve wildlife habitat (cover and shelter)
E511139Z1 Enhanced wildlife habitat on expired grass/legume covered CRP acres
E511139Z2 Forage harvest management that helps maintain wildlife habitat continuity (space)
E512101Z1 Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce water erosion
E512101Z2 Forage and biomass planting for water erosion to improve soil health
E512102Z Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce wind erosion
E512106Z1 Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture for soil organic matter improvement
E512106Z2 Forage plantings that can help increase organic matter in depleted soils
E512126Z Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce sediment loading
E512132Z1 Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to improve plant condition
E512132Z2 Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant productivity and health
E512133Z1 Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant community structure and composition
E512133Z2 Forage plantings that enhance bird habitat (structure and composition)
E512136Z1 Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect food habitat
E512136Z2 Native grass or legumes in forage base to provide wildlife food
E512137Z2 Forage plantings that enhance bird habitat (cover and shelter)
E512138Z Establish wildlife corridors to enhance access to water
E512139Z1 Establish wildlife corridors to provide habitat continuity
E512139Z2 Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat continuity (space)
E512139Z3 Establish Monarch butterfly habitat in pastures
E512140Z Native grasses or legumes in forage base
E528101Z Improved grazing management for water erosion through monitoring activities
E528104Z Grazing management that protects sensitive areas from gully erosion
E528105Z Prescribed grazing that improves or maintains riparian and watershed function-erosion
E528107Z1 Improved grazing management for soil compaction through monitoring activities
E528107Z2 Improved grazing management for soil compaction on rangeland through monitoring activities
E528118Z1 Prescribed grazing on pastureland that maintains/improves riparian and watershed function impairment from nutrients.
E528118Z2 Grazing management that protects sensitive areas-surface water from nutrients
E528119Z Grazing management that protects sensitive areas-ground water from nutrients
E528122Z Prescribed grazing on pastureland that maintains/improves riparian and watershed function impairment from pathogens/chemicals.
E528126Z Prescribed grazing on pastureland that maintains/improves riparian and watershed function through minimizing sediment in surface water.
E528127Z Prescribed grazing that improves or maintains riparian and watershed function-elevated water temperature
E528132Z1 Improved grazing management for plant productivity and health through monitoring activities
E528132Z2 Stockpiling cool season forage to improve plant productivity and health
E528132Z3 Improved grazing management for plant productivity and health through monitoring activities
E528133Z1 Stockpiling cool season forage to improve structure and composition.
E528133Z2 Grazing management for improving quantity and quality of plant structure and composition for wildlife
E528133Z3 Improved grazing management for plant structure and composition through monitoring activities
E528134Z Improved grazing management that reduces undesirable plant pest pressure through monitoring activities
E528136Z1 Grazing management for improving quantity and quality of food for wildlife
E528136Z2 Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for wildlife food
E528137Z1 Grazing management for improving quantity and quality of cover and shelter for wildlife
E528137Z2 Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for prescribed grazing where pastureland is the predominant land use, for wildlife cover and shelter.
E528138Z Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for prescribed grazing where pastureland is the predominant land use, for wildlife access to water.
E528140Z1 Maintaining quantity and quality of forage for animal health and productivity
E528140Z2 Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for livestock feed and forage
E550106Z Range planting for increasing/maintaining organic matter
E550136Z Range planting for improving forage, browse, or cover for wildlife
E554118Z2 Installation of a saturated vegetated drain outlet
E554118Z3 Installation of end of pipe or ditch treatment for nitrogen
E554138X Extend the periods of soil saturation or shallow ponding for wildlife
E578139X Stream crossing elimination
E580105Z Stream corridor bank stability improvement
E580137Z Stream corridor bank vegetation improvement
E590118X Reduce risks of nutrient losses to surface water by utilizing precision agriculture technologies to plan and apply nutrients
E590118Z Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to surface water
E590119Z Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to groundwater
E590130Z Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risks to air quality – emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs)
E595116X Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques
E595116Z Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques
E595129Z Reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques.

 

600 Series Enhancements

Enhancement Code Enhancement Name
E612101Z Cropland conversion to trees for long term water erosion control
E612137Z Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover
E612136Z Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food
E612133X3 Sugarbush management
E612133X2 Cultural plantings
E612133X1 Adding food-producing trees and shrubs to existing plantings
E612132Z Establishing tree/shrub species to restore native plant communities.
E612130Z Planting for high carbon sequestration rate
E612126Z Cropland conversion to trees for long term improvement of water quality
E612102Z Cropland conversion to trees for long term wind erosion control
E612136Z Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food
E643139X Creating native plant refugia
E645137Z Reduction of attractants to human-subsidized predators in sensitive wildlife species habitat
E666137Z1 Snags, den trees, and coarse woody debris for wildlife habitat
E666137Z2 Summer roosting habitat for native forest-dwelling bat species
E666137Z3 Increase diversity in pine plantation monocultures
E666137Z4 Converting loblolly and slash pine plantations to longleaf pine to enhance wildlife habitat
E666137Z5 Implementing sustainable practices for pine straw raking to enhance wildlife habitat
E666137Z6 Create patch openings to enhance wildlife cover and shelter.
E666137Z7 Enhance development of the forest understory to provide wildlife cover and shelter.
E666136Z1 Reduce forest density and manage understory along roads to improve wildlife food sources.
E666136Z2 Reduce forest stand density to improve wildlife food sources.
E666135Z2 Reduce forest density and manage understory along roads to limit wildfire risk.
E666135Z1 Reduce height of the forest understory to limit wildfire risk.
E666134Z Enhance development of the forest understory to create conditions resistant to pests.
E666133Z1 Creating structural diversity with patch openings
E666133X Forest Stand Improvement to restore structure and composition in degraded hardwood stands
E666132Z2 Reduce forest stand density to improve a degraded plant community.
E666132Z1 Crop tree management for mast production
E666130Z Increase on-site carbon storage
E666119Z Enhance development of the forest understory to capture nutrients and limit their movement into ground water.
E666118Z Enhance development of the forest understory to capture nutrients in surface water.
E666115Z2 Enhance development of the forest understory to improve site moisture.
E666115Z1 Converting loblolly and slash pine plantations to longleaf pine to retain soil moisture
E666107Z Maintaining and improving forest soil quality by limiting compaction
E666106Z2 Maintaining and improving forest soil quality
E666106Z1 Implementing sustainable practices for pine straw raking