Sources of Conservation Funding

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Virginia Best Management Practice: Sidedress of Application of Nitrogen on Corn (NM-3)

This program helps minimize the amount of nitrogen lost through leaching and run-off, thus assisting in keeping our waterways free of run-off. 

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Virginia Best Management Practice: Small Acreage Grazing System (SL-6A)

The intent of this practice is to prevent manure and sediment runoff from a heavy use area and pastures from entering watercourses and to capture a portion of the manure as a resource for other uses such as fertilizer. 

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Virginia Best Management Practice: Small Grain Cover Crop for Nutrient Management and Residue Management (SL-8B)

This practice will provide an incentive to keep a cover on cropland, which will help prevent the loss of nutrients. The purpose is to reduce erosion and the leaching of nutrients to ground water. 

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Virginia Best Management Practice: Sod Waterways (WP-3)

The intent of this practice is to maintain sod waterways which improve water quality by reducing the movement of sediment and nutrients from agricultural non-point sources. 

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Virginia Best Management Practice: Soil Test in Support of Nutrient Management Plan (WP-4D)

The purpose of this practice is to improve water quality by avoiding the application of excess nutrients while achieving optimum plant or crop production. 

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Virginia Best Management Practice: Stormwater Retention Pond (WP-5)

The purpose of this best management practice is to improve water quality by reducing the amount of channel erosion during storm events. 

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Virginia Best Management Practice: Stream Channel Stabilization (WP-2C)

The purpose of this program is to improve water quality by reducing erosion by stabilizing stream channels. Stabilizing the stream channel with the use of none erodible material and/or structures that will prevent the stream channel from eroding. 

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Virginia Best Management Practice: Stream Crossing and Hardened Access (WP-2B)

The purpose of this program is to improve water quality by controlling bank and streambed erosion and reducing sediment by providing a controlled crossing and/or access to streams. 

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Virginia Best Management Practice: Stream Exclusion with Grazing Land Management (SL-6)

The purpose of this program is to provide livestock water systems, fencing and/or a hardened pad for winter-feeding that will improve water quality by establishing rotational grazing to control erosion and eliminate direct access to or a direct runoff.

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Virginia Best Management Practice: Stream Protection (WP-2)

The purpose of this program is protection of waterways by fencing along streams to reduce erosion, sedimentations, and the pollution of water from agricultural nonpoint sources. 

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Working with Conservation

Read interviews with Piedmont farmers who have helped improve water quality by integrating Best Management Practices into their land and farm management. 

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