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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Cost Share Program (ACSP)


Cropland Conversion

A Cropland Conversion Practice means to establish and maintain a conservation cover of grass, trees, or wildlife plantings on fields previously used for crop production to improve water quality.  Benefits may include reduced soil erosion, sedimentation and pollution from dissolved and sediment-attached substances.


Maintenance Period 10 years
BMP Units Acres
Required Effects
  • Soil saved
  • Nitrogen saved
  • Phosphorus saved
  • Acres affected (planted acres)
Supporting Practices
Cost Information
  • Average cost (75% or 90%)
CS2 Reference Materials
  • NC-ACSP 11 Signature Page
  • Map with BMP location, fields and roads
Additional Spot-check Requirements None

CS2 Common Components

Component Unit Cost Type
CROPLAND CONVERSION - establish grass, trees, or wildlife planting, includes land preparation Acre Average
TREE ESTABLISHMENT - Bedding (Cropland Conversion to Trees ONLY) Acre Average
TREE ESTABLISHMENT - Chemical Release Acre Average
TREE ESTABLISHMENT - Chemical Site Prep Acre Average
TREE ESTABLISHMENT - Disking Acre Average
TREE ESTABLISHMENT - Mowing/Bushhogging Acre Average
TREE ESTABLISHMENT - Prescribed Burning Acre Average
TREE ESTABLISHMENT - Scalping/Furrowing Acre Average
TREE ESTABLISHMENT - Subsoiling Acre Average
TREE - plant Acre Average


Planning and Design Tools


BMP JAA Application Requirements


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, David B. Williams, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770

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