Conservation tillage is a practice that manages the amount, orientation and distribution of crop and other plant residues on the soil surface year-round, while limiting soil-disturbing activities to only those necessary to place nutrients, condition residue and plant crops.
A designed vegetated protection area that stabilizes the grade and controls erosion in a natural or artificial channel. These practices prevent the formation or advance of gullies.
This practice is used in areas where the concentration and flow velocity of water require a structure to stabilize the grade in channels or to control gully erosion.
Incentive Payment Program
Conservation Reserve Program (Farm Service Agency)
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (Natural Resources Conservation Service)