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FY25 Cost Share Sign-Up Coming Soon

  Carmie Ross- District Manager, (757) 302--4431 /

Bill Savage- Conservation Specialist, (757) 302-4437 /

Palmer Smith- Conservation Technician, (757) 302-4421 /

A Nutrient Management Plan must be prepared and certified by a

Virginia certified Nutrient Management Planner; and must be on file with

the District before any cost-share payment is made to the participant.


Cost Share funding for Nutrient Management Planning is available.

Please sign-up during the cost share period listed above.

NM-4 Late Winter Split Application of Nitrogen on Small Grains: 

(Click on NM-4 link above to read program specifications)

  • Late winter split application of N on small grain consists of applying N during the later winter in two increments. The first winter application should not exceed 40 lbs of N and no earlier than growth stage 25. The second application should not exceed 50 lbs of N as listed in the nutrient management plan.  The two applications must be at least 30 days apart. 

  • On fields that have organic sources of N applied during the crop year or in previous years, or if high residual N is suspected from previous crop, fall nitrates should be determined by a pre-sidedress nitrate test (PSNT). If a PSNT is taken and the results show more N is needed than the nutrient management plan recommends, the grower should follow the recommendations as a result of the PSNT. Cost share for PSNT sample collection and analysis by a commercial lab is available as a reimbursement at a flat rate.

  • A cost share payment of 75% of the application change up to a max of $4.50 per acre is available for the second winter application.  The NM-4 Application Record Keeping Form must be filled in to track the applications and must be submitted to the District within two weeks of the application.  If contracted out, the producer must provide a copy of the invoice or bill. PSNT results must be provided (if PSNT samples were taken).


VA Tax Credits: As set forth by VA Code 58.1-339.3 and 58.1-439.5, VA currently provides a tax credit for implementation of certain BMP practices.  The current tax credit rate, which is subject to change in accordance with the Code of VA, is 25% of out of pocket expenses not to exceed $25,000.00. For those BMPs on tracts that have a Resource Management Plan, the tax credit  is 50% of the out of pocket expenses not to exceed $50,000.00.

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