Continuing Conservation Initiative (CCI-CNT): LONG TERM CONTINUOUS NO-TILL PLANTING SYSTEMS
• This long-term continuous no-till planting systems reporting practice is designed to provide a financial incentive to assure that lands already being managed under continuous no-till planting systems are being reported.
• Lifespan of Practice- 5 years- All crops must be planted using no-till methods
• In order to be eligible for cost-share, producers must be fully implementing a current Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) on all agricultural production acreage contained within the field on which this practice will be implemented.
• Eligible land must be managed under a continuous no-till planting system that results in a minimum of 60% residue cover on all of the enrolled acres and must be maintained for the lifespan of the practice (5 years). District staff will verify that no-till planting methods have been utilized on-site and that 60% cover exists on the land prior to authorization.
• Land enrolled in an active SL-15A (BMP for converting from conventional tillage to no-till) practice is not eligible for CCI- CNT.
• All eligible fields must have a cropping history two out of the past five years.
• Small grain crops may be harvested for grain only. Straw must remain on the field.
• Permanent grass or hay land is not considered cropland.
• The practice will increase biomass/soil quality and manage the residue to reduce the movement of nitrogen, phosphorus, sediments and runoff with the use of no-till planting systems.
• The long-term implementation rate is an incentive payment of $5 per acre for the life of the practice. Payment for the five year contract will be made the first year of the contract and will be calculated at ($5/acre) x (number of acres in the contract) x (5 years).
If you would like more information on the CCI-CNT practice, please contact Carmie Savage at 757-302-4431, firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Savage at 757-302-4437, email@example.com