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

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



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.

***Try using the District's easy-to-use SIGN-UP FORM (Excel file) to take your time and sign-up using your

own computer and then email it to one of the staff members listed above or fill it in then print it out and mail or deliver in person if not comfortable emailing it in or print out the form and fill it in by hand then drop it off.   

Please fill in correctly using multiple sheets if necessary, sign, date and submit to District by the August 18th deadline via an email listed above or in-person by appointment or via USPS at

ESSWCD, 22545 Center Parkway, Accomac, VA  23301

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

(Click on NM-3C link above to read program specifications)

  • 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 (Excel file) 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 tout 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.