Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Illinois

CSP payments by fiscal year in Illinois

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CSP by Sign-up in Illinois

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Illinois

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Illinois

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CSP payments by contract size in Illinois

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Illinois

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift695
2Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management442
3GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec293
4High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk228
5Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up205
6Precision application technology to apply nutrients172
7Use of Cover Crop Mixes124
8Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction115
9Recycle 100% of farm lubricants110
10Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen95
11Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors80
12Nitrogen stabilizers for air emissions control60
13Establish pollinator habitat50
14Continuous no till with high residue50
15Apply split applications of nitrogen based on a pre-sidedress nitrogen test on cropland50
16Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date43
17Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer40
18Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape38
19Continuous cover crops35
20Improve the plant diversity and structure of non-cropped areas for wildlife food and habitat33

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Illinois

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CSP acreage by land use in Illinois

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Illinois

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CSP payments by county in Illinois, 2011-2014

1McLean County, Illinois$5,203,131
2Livingston County, Illinois$4,880,986
3Iroquois County, Illinois$4,215,468
4Carroll County, Illinois$2,336,788
5Ogle County, Illinois$2,220,310
6Stephenson County, Illinois$2,072,766
7Macon County, Illinois$1,814,485
8Shelby County, Illinois$1,773,544
9DeKalb County, Illinois$1,680,053
10Woodford County, Illinois$1,658,985
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Illinois, 2012

Land in Illinois, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:75,087
Total Acres in Farms:26,937,721
Cropland Acres:23,752,778
Permanent pasture and rangeland:873,778
Woodland Acres:1,449,212
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:861,953

Livestock in Illinois, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Hogs and pigs inventory4,630,796
Layers inventory 4,327,311
Cattle and calves inventory1,127,630
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold302,571
Sheep and lambs inventory54,675

Crops in Illinois, 2012


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