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SD Enhancement Use 2015 & 2016

SD Enhancements Use for 2015 and 2016


Enhancement Code

Enhancement Name

Document Size

Air Quality Enhancement Activity




Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height, and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift

119 KB


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

394 KB


Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors

100 KB

Animal Enhancement Activity




Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes to 15% or more of herbage dry matter productivity

123 KB


Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat

108 KB


Patch-burning to enhance wildlife habitat

90 KB


Prairie restoration for grazing and wildlife habitat

124 KB


Wildlife friendly fencing

263 KB


On-farm forage based grazing system

85 KB


Drainage water management

303 KB

ANM32 Extend existing filter strips or riparian herbaceous cover for water quality protection and wildlife habitat 98 KB


Riparian buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat

90 KB


Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife

284 KB


Enhance wildlife habitat on expired grass/legume covered CRP acres or acres with similar perennial vegetated cover managed as hayland

274 KB


Prescriptive grazing management system for grazed lands (includes expired CRP grass/legume or tree covered acres converted to grazed lands)

307 KB


Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape and to enhance access for bats and bird species

143 KB

ANM39 Extending riparian forest buffers for water quality protection and wildlife habitat 127 KB
ANM40 Extending existing field borders for water quality protection and wildlife habitat 82 KB
ANM41 Mulit-species native perennials and native self-seeding annuals for biomass/wildlife habitat 76 KB
ANM42 Forest stand improvement for wildlife habitat and soil quality 145 KB
ANM54 Prescribed burning for upland birds and other wildlife 82 KB
ANM55 Creation and retention of snags, den trees and course woody debris for wildlife habitat 111 KB
ANM56 Increase summer roost habitat for forest dwelling bat species 43 KB
ANM57 Removal of all threats to sensitive wildlife species on the operation 784 KB
ANM58 Reduction of attractants to human-subsidized predators in sensitive wildlife species habitat 844 KB
ANM59 Grazing management to improve Sage grouse habitat 804 KB
ANM60 Grouse friendly fencing 511 KB
ANM61 Hosting a grazing related field day 79 KB
ANM63 Harvest crop in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape 247 KB
ANM64 Managing livestock parturition to coincide with forage availability 104 KB
ANM65 Monitoring nutritional status of ruminant livestock using the NUTBAL system 86 KB

Cropland Enhancement Bundle



BCR10 Improves nutrient and pesticide application techniques and widens buffers 54 KB

Forest  Enhancement Bundle



BFO10 Improves wildlife habitat in hardwood or mixed forests 129 KB
BPI03 Improves forest health and wildlife habitat through forest stand management 210 KB

Ogallala Initiative Enhancement Bundle

BOI01 Improves irrigation water conservation and widens buffers 38 KB
BOI02 Improves irrigation water conservation and widens buffers 46 KB
BOI03 Improves irrigation water conservation and widens buffers 39 KB

Pasture  Enhancement Bundle




Address multiple resource concerns

76 KB

BPA10 Improves forage utilization 78 KB

Range  Enhancement Bundle



BRA10 Addresses multiple resource concerns 58 KB
BRA11 Addresses multiple resource concerns 58 KB

Supplemental  Payment  Activity



CCR98 Improved Resource Conservation Crop Rotation 95 KB


Resource Conserving Crop Rotation

240 KB

Energy  Enhancement Activity




Fuel use reduction for field operations

72 KB


Using nitrogen provided by legumes, animal manure and compost to supply 90 to 100% of the nitrogen needs

77 KB


Use of legume cover crops as a nitrogen source

194 KB

ENR13 Variable speed motor-drive systems 65 KB

Plant Enhancement Activity




Monitoring key grazing areas to improve grazing management

90 KB


Renovation of a windbreak, shelterbelt or hedgerow for wildlife habitat

84 KB


Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat

176 KB


Intensive management of rotational grazing

108 KB


Creating forest openings to improve hardwood stands

327 KB


Increasing on-farm food production with edible woody buffer landscapes

520 KB


Herbicide resistant weed management

298 KB


High residue cover crop or mixtures of high residue cover crops for weed suppression and soil health

215 KB

PLT26 Forest stand improvement to treat understory vegetation to minimize the risk of damaging wildfires, and/or manipulate the density and composition of tree species to improve wildlife habitat and forest health 82 KB
PLT29 Rehabilitating damaged or cut over stands 67 KB
PLT30 Monitor pasture health using pasture condition scores 101 KB

Soil Erosion Enhancement Activity




Intensive no-till (ORGANIC or Non-organic systems)

217 KB

Soil Quality Enhancement Activity




Controlled traffic system

108 KB


Use of cover crop mixes

183 KB


Use of deep rooted crops to break up soil compaction

204 KB


Intercropping to improve soil quality and increase biodiversity

93 KB


Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture

240 KB

SQL14 Integrate grazing into crop and forest systems 106 KB
SQL15 Utilize the soil health nutrient tool to assess soil nutrient pools 507 KB
SQL17 Placement of hay feeding areas on low fertility soils 63 KB
SQL18 Soil health crop rotation 150 KB
SQL19 Management for rangeland soil health 66 KB

Water Quality Enhancement Activity




Rotation of supplement and feeding areas

106 KB


Plant tissue tests and analysis to improve nitrogen management

109 KB


Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date

51 KB


Split nitrogen applications, 50% after crop emergence or pasture green up

85 KB


Apply phosphorus fertilizer below the soil surface

81 KB


Plant a cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen

174 KB


Precision application technology to apply nutrients

200 KB


Non-chemical pest management for livestock

80 KB


Transition to ORGANIC grazing systems

93 KB


Transition to ORGANIC cropping systems

103 KB


On-farm composting of farm organic waste

88 KB


Split applications of nitrogen based on a PSNT

107 KB


Reduce the concentration of nutrients imported on farm

79 KB


Drainage water management for nutrient, pathogen, or pesticide reduction

105 KB

WQL28 Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, herbaceous weeds and invasive species 90 KB
WQL29 High level integrated pest management to reduce pesticide environmental risk 109 KB
WQL30 Integrated pest management for ORGANIC farming 97 KB
WQL32 Apply enhanced efficiency fertilizer products 120 KB
WQL33 Use of non-chemical methods to kill cover crops 51 KB


Irrigation system automation

37 KB


Irrigation pumping plant evaluation

52 KB


Remote monitoring and notification of irrigation pumping plant operation

53 KB


Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling

141 KB


Decrease irrigation water quantity or conversion to non-irrigated crop production

83 KB

WQT09 High level irrigation water management 38 KB
WQT10 Center pivot irrigation system end gun removal 33 KB
WQT11 Low energy precision application (LEPA) irrigation 43 KB