Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in New Jersey

CSP payments by fiscal year in New Jersey

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CSP by Sign-up in New Jersey

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in New Jersey

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in New Jersey

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CSP payments by contract size in New Jersey

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in New Jersey

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management22
2Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift15
3Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up6
4High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk5
5Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors4
6Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction4
7GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec4
8Use of Cover Crop Mixes3
9Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date3
10Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer3
11Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat3
12Locally grown and marketed farm products2
13Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape2
14Continuous cover crops2
15Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling2
16Resource-Conserving Crop Rotation2
17Apply enhanced efficiency fertilizer products2
18Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, weeds and invasive species1
19Rotation of supplement and feeding areas1
20Apply split applications of nitrogen based on a pre-sidedress nitrogen test on cropland1

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in New Jersey

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CSP acreage by land use in New Jersey

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in New Jersey

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CSP payments by county in New Jersey, 2011-2014

1Salem County, New Jersey$171,351
2Warren County, New Jersey$154,379
3Burlington County, New Jersey$107,497
4Hunterdon County, New Jersey$101,296
5Cumberland County, New Jersey$33,723
6Atlantic County, New Jersey$24,360
7Gloucester County, New Jersey$6,313
8Middlesex County, New Jersey$5,220


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for New Jersey, 2012

Land in New Jersey, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:9,071
Total Acres in Farms:715,057
Cropland Acres:456,751
Permanent pasture and rangeland:64,304
Woodland Acres:132,940
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:61,062

Livestock in New Jersey, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 1,543,699
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold38,765
Cattle and calves inventory31,449
Sheep and lambs inventory14,924
Hogs and pigs inventory7,901

Crops in New Jersey, 2012


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