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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Cost Share Program (ACSP)


Strip cropping


A Strip cropping practice means to grow planned alternating strips of erosion resistant and erosion susceptible crops or fallow in a systematic arrangement across a field to improve water quality.  Benefits may include reduced soil erosion, sedimentation and pollution from dissolved and sediment-attached substances.


Maintenance Period 5 years
BMP Units Acres
Required Effects
  • Soil saved
  • Phosphorus saved - if erosion present
  • Acres affected (planted acres and drainage area)
JAA/NRCS Standards
  • ECS - 585 - Strip cropping
  • ECS - 328 - Conservation Cropping Rotation (supporting practice)
  • ECS - 511 - Forage Harvest Management (supporting practice)
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

ACSP Policy Summary


Design Standards

Job Sheets

NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, 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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