Intensive cover cropping to increase soil health and soil organic matter content


Implementation of cover crop mix to provide soil coverage during ALL non-crop production periods in an annual crop rotation. Cover crop shall not be harvested or burned. Planned crop rotation including cover crops and associated management activities must achieve a soil conditioning index (SCI) of zero or higher. The current NRCS wind and water erosion prediction technologies must be used to document SCI calculations.

Additional NRCS practice information can be found here

CSP Deadlines can be found on the state websites:
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Mississippi CSP
Missouri CSP
Texas CSP

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