Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Delaware

CSP payments by fiscal year in Delaware

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CSP by Sign-up in Delaware

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Delaware

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Delaware

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CSP payments by contract size in Delaware

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Delaware

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen32
2Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction13
3Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift10
4Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management7
5Irrigation pumping plant evaluation6
6Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors5
7Apply split applications of nitrogen based on a pre-sidedress nitrogen test on cropland4
8Harvesting crops using a stripper header4
9Improve the plant diversity and structure of non-cropped areas for wildlife food and habitat4
10High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk4
11Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling4
12Resource-Conserving Crop Rotation4
13Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer3
14Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date2
15Leave standing grain crops un-harvested to benefit wildlife2
16Extend existing filter strips or riparian herbaceous cover for WQ protection and wildlife habitat2
17Land application of only treated manure2
18GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec2
19Extending existing field borders for water quality protection and wildlife habitat2
20Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape2

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Delaware

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CSP acreage by land use in Delaware

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Delaware

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CSP payments by county in Delaware, 2011-2014

1Sussex County, Delaware$1,697,873
2Kent County, Delaware$427,007
3New Castle County, Delaware$311,725


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Delaware, 2012

Land in Delaware, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:2,451
Total Acres in Farms:508,652
Cropland Acres:439,157
Permanent pasture and rangeland:8,154
Woodland Acres:42,184
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:19,157

Livestock in Delaware, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold211,576,121
Cattle and calves inventory18,225
Hogs and pigs inventory5,891
Sheep and lambs inventory1,040
Layers inventory 0

Crops in Delaware, 2012


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