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       Kansas CRP Sign-up 41

  NRCS Planning and Technical Guidance

                                       Andy Burr
                                  State Biologist
                                  Salina, Kansas
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 Changes
 •   No CP10 offered
 •   No points for guzzlers
 •   New CRP practice CP42
 •   NRCS technical note for pollinators
 •   CRP technical guidance
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CRP CP42 Pollinator Habitat
• Whole field or part of field
• CRP policy limits mix to 25% grass
• NRCS will issue a biology technical note to
  provide specific pollinator guidance
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 Biology Technical Note KS-37
 • Provide planning information to protect and
   create habitat
   –NRCS may add grass to mix 0-50% (CRP
     limit to 25%)
   –Concern for west (I>86)
   –Sample mixes will be provided
 • Available in April
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 CRP Technical Guidance (TG)
 • TG 68 (approved cover mixes)
    – Provided approved cover mixes by CP and
      point scores
    – Will be replaced to include pollinator mixes
    – Others remain as is
 • TG 70 (watering facility options)
    – No points in Sign-up 41
    – TG will remain
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CRP Technical Guidance (TG) cont.
• TG 71 (enhancement options)
   – Will not change
• TG 72 (field reviews)
   – Will not change
   – CRP bid cover must be present on ≥ 75%
     of field
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 • TG 72 (field reviews) cont.
     – When brome/western wheatgrass/old world
       bluestem is < 25%, local NRCS office will
       recommend management practices to
       control additional encroachment and
       increase species diversity
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 Follow-up Training—Post Signup/Pre Plan
 Development
 • Field reviews
    – Follow CRP TG 72
 • Narratives revised for 314, 595, and 645, (light
   disking)
 • No cost info on Form NRCS-CPA-1155
 • New Form NRCS-CPA-52 for Sign-up 41
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