Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Indiana

CSP payments by fiscal year in Indiana

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CSP by Sign-up in Indiana

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Indiana

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Indiana

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CSP payments by contract size in Indiana

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Indiana

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift176
2Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management150
3GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec97
4Use of Cover Crop Mixes71
5Recycle 100% of farm lubricants65
6Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction61
7Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up48
8Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen47
9Precision application technology to apply nutrients41
10Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer33
11Nitrogen stabilizers for air emissions control31
12Continuous cover crops29
13Resource-Conserving Crop Rotation28
14Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date25
15Continuous no till with high residue24
16High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk21
17Establish pollinator habitat20
18Apply split applications of nitrogen based on a pre-sidedress nitrogen test on cropland18
19Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of the forage base14
20Controlled traffic system13

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Indiana

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CSP acreage by land use in Indiana

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Indiana

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CSP payments by county in Indiana, 2011-2014

1Benton County, Indiana$2,031,055
2Wayne County, Indiana$1,633,017
3Noble County, Indiana$1,347,390
4Lake County, Indiana$1,290,099
5Tipton County, Indiana$1,164,804
6Montgomery County, Indiana$1,146,733
7Howard County, Indiana$1,144,284
8Tippecanoe County, Indiana$1,143,606
9Pulaski County, Indiana$1,068,812
10Fountain County, Indiana$1,016,391
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Indiana, 2012

Land in Indiana, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:58,695
Total Acres in Farms:14,720,396
Cropland Acres:12,590,633
Permanent pasture and rangeland:551,221
Woodland Acres:1,048,632
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:529,910

Livestock in Indiana, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold41,579,130
Layers inventory 25,587,222
Hogs and pigs inventory3,747,352
Cattle and calves inventory821,265
Sheep and lambs inventory52,169

Crops in Indiana, 2012


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