FY21 Sign-up Period: July 15- August 17, 2020 for 1st ranking period

 

CLICK HERE for chart on Best Management Practices (BMP) information for FY21

(practices, dates, rates, ​seed types, etc.)

  • Due to COVID-19 precautions, please contact District staff to schedule an appointment to apply:

  Carmie Savage, District Manager, (757) 302--4431 or carmie.savage@esswcd.org or 

Bill Savage, Conservation Specialist, (757) 302-4437 or bill.savage@esswcd.org

 

  • May also print SIGN-UP FORM (pdf) or SIGN-UP FORM (Excel). Please fill in correctly using multiple sheets if necessary, sign, date and submit to District by the August 17th deadline via an email listed above or in-person by appointment or via USPS.

  • Annual participant cap remains at $100,000 per participant for FY21

  • Current Nutrient Management Plan is required. Cost Share available.  Sign-up during this sign-up period! 

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

  • 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(pdf) or Excel Version 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).

NM-3C Sidedress Application of Nitrogen on Corn at the 6-Leaf Stage or at least 15" in Height:

  • Application of any sidedress of N on corn must be made after the corn is at the 6-leaf stage or 15"-24' in height.

  • Fields receiving only N fertilizer, split applications will be based on soil sample results and the nutrient management plan.

  • Fields that have previously received manure or biosolid applications according to their current nutrient management plan, a pre-sidedress nitrate test (PSNT) will determine the amount of N necessary in the split application.  The total acres specified by the nutrient management plan to receive manure will determine the max acres to qualify for reimbursement of the PSNT sample.  

  1. PSNT must be done when corn is approximately 12' in height​

  2. PSNT samples should represent a minimum of 7 acres and a max of 20 acres

  3. Cost for PSNT sample collection and analysis by a commercial lab will be reimbursed at a flat rate.

  • A cost share payment of 75% of the application change up to a max of $6.00 per acre is available for contracted applications.  Producers applying their own sidedress will receive $6.00 per acre applied. The  NM-3C Application Record Keeping Form or Excel Version 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 the total eligible cost not to exceed $17,500.00. The split application BMPs qualify for either cost share or VA Tax Credit. Must sign-up to receive cost share or Tax Credit specifying which the producer is requesting. A current nutrient management plan is required.