Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Connecticut

CSP payments by fiscal year in Connecticut

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CSP by Sign-up in Connecticut

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Connecticut

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Connecticut

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CSP payments by contract size in Connecticut

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Connecticut

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality7
2Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction7
3Use of Cover Crop Mixes7
4Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape7
5Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management6
6Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift5
7Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen5
8Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date4
9Reduce the concentration of nutrients imported on farm4
10Continuous cover crops4
11Fuel use reduction for field operations3
12Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up3
13Continuous No Till3
14Split applications of nitrogen based on a PSNT3
15Nitrogen stabilizers for air emissions control3
16Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer2
17Mulching for moisture conservation2
18Controlled traffic system2
19Apply phosphorus fertilizer below soil surface2
20Establish pollinator habitat2

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Connecticut

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CSP acreage by land use in Connecticut

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Connecticut

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CSP payments by county in Connecticut, 2011-2014

1Windham County, Connecticut$295,968
2Litchfield County, Connecticut$146,164
3Hartford County, Connecticut$38,124
4New Haven County, Connecticut$16,180
5Fairfield County, Connecticut$9,298
6Tolland County, Connecticut$8,552
7New London County, Connecticut$1,066


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Connecticut, 2012

Land in Connecticut, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:5,977
Total Acres in Farms:436,539
Cropland Acres:151,144
Permanent pasture and rangeland:39,806
Woodland Acres:144,391
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:101,198

Livestock in Connecticut, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold265,099
Cattle and calves inventory48,278
Sheep and lambs inventory6,093
Hogs and pigs inventory4,737
Layers inventory 0

Crops in Connecticut, 2012


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