Practice Details

Forage and Biomass Planting 
Farmstead,Water 
Soil,Water,Air,Plant,Animal,Energy 
 
Livestock Production Limitation - Inadequate Feed and Forage (5) ,Air Quality Impacts - Emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) (4) ,Soil Quality Degradation - Compaction (2) ,Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Cover/Shelter (1) ,Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Food (1) ,Degraded Plant Condition - Inadequate Structure and Composition (1) ,Degraded Plant Condition - Undesirable Plant Productivity and Health (1) ,Air Quality Impacts - Emissions of Particulate Matter (PM) and PM Precursors (1) ,Water Quality Degradation - Petroleum, Heavy Metals and Other Pollutants Transported to Surface Water (1) ,Water Quality Degradation - Excessive Sediment in Surface Water (1) ,Water Quality Degradation - Excess Pathogens and Chemicals from Manure, Bio-solids or Compost Applications in Surface Water (1) ,Water Quality Degradation - Nutrients in Surface water (1) ,Water Quality Degradation - Pesticides in Surface Water (1) ,Excess Water - Runoff, Flooding, or Ponding (1) ,Soil Quality Degradation - Organic Matte
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Deep-rooted perennial biomass sequesters carbon and may have slight soil carbon benefits. Harvested biomass can serve as a renewable fuel and feedstock.

Enhancements

Resource Concern Enhancement Code Enhancement Name Enhancement Description
Degraded Plant Condition - Inadequate Structure and Composition E512133Z1 Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant community structure an More ... Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of peren More ...
Degraded Plant Condition - Inadequate Structure and Composition E512133Z2 Forage plantings that enhance bird habitat (structure and composition) Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herba More ...
Degraded Plant Condition - Undesirable Plant Productivity and Health E512132Z1 Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to improve plant condition Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture. Mixtures of perennial gra More ...
Degraded Plant Condition - Undesirable Plant Productivity and Health E512132Z1 Forage and biomass planting that produces feedstock for biofuels or energy produ More ... Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herba More ...
Degraded Plant Condition - Undesirable Plant Productivity and Health E512132Z2 Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant productivity and healt More ... Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of peren More ...
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Cover/Shelter E512137Z Forage plantings that enhance bird habitat (cover and shelter) Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herba More ...
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Food E512136Z1 Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect food habitat Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herba More ...
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Food E512136Z2 Native grass or legumes in forage base to provide wildlife food Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of peren More ...
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) E512139Z1 Establish wildlife corridors to provide habitat continuity Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of peren More ...
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) E512139Z2 Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat continuity (space) Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herba More ...
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) E512139Z3 Establish Monarch butterfly habitat in pastures Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herba More ...
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Water E512138Z Establish wildlife corridors to enhance access to water Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of peren More ...
Livestock Production Limitation - Inadequate Feed and Forage E512140Z Native grasses or legumes in forage base Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of peren More ...
Soil Erosion - Sheet and Rill Erosion E512101Z1 Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce water erosion Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture. Mixtures of perennial gra More ...
Soil Erosion - Sheet and Rill Erosion E512101Z2 Forage and biomass planting for water erosion to improve soil health Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herba More ...
Soil Erosion - Wind Erosion E512102Z Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce wind erosion Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture. Mixtures of perennial gra More ...
Soil Quality Degradation - Organic Matter Depletion E512106Z1 Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture for soil organic matter improveme More ... Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture. Mixtures of perennial gra More ...
Soil Quality Degradation - Organic Matter Depletion E512106Z2 Forage plantings that can help increase organic matter in depleted soils Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herba More ...
Water Quality Degradation - Excessive Sediment in Surface Water E512126Z Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce sediment loading Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture. Mixtures of perennial gra More ...

Screening Test

Resource Concern Screening Test for Resource Concern
Degraded Plant Condition - Inadequate Structure and Composition The current plants provide the desired habitat structure and composition.
Degraded Plant Condition - Inadequate Structure and Composition The current plants provide the desired habitat structure and composition.
Degraded Plant Condition - Inadequate Structure and Composition The current plants provide the desired habitat structure and composition.
Degraded Plant Condition - Inadequate Structure and Composition The current plants provide the desired habitat structure and composition.
Degraded Plant Condition - Undesirable Plant Productivity and Health All hayed acres maintain at least 90 percent cover all year.
Degraded Plant Condition - Undesirable Plant Productivity and Health All hayed acres maintain at least 90 percent cover all year.
Degraded Plant Condition - Undesirable Plant Productivity and Health Plants are perennial, adapted to the site, productive and healthy.
Degraded Plant Condition - Undesirable Plant Productivity and Health Plants are perennial, adapted to the site, productive and healthy.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Cover/Shelter The plant cover provides cover and shelter for the chosen wildlife species.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Food The plant cover provides food for the chosen wildlife species.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Food The plant cover provides food for the chosen wildlife species.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) Plant cover provides space for wildlife species.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) Plant cover provides space for wildlife species.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) Plant cover provides space for wildlife species.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) Plant cover provides space for wildlife species.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) Plant cover provides space for wildlife species.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) Plant cover provides space for wildlife species.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) Plant cover provides space for wildlife species.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) Plant cover provides space for wildlife species.
Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Continuity (Space) Plant cover provides space for wildlife species.


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