Hickory County Soil & Water Conservation District
VEGETATIVE COVER ESTABLISHMENT AND/OR IMPROVEMENT
DSL-1: Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment. If eligible, cost-share assistance is authorized for lime and fertilizer (by soil test results), eligible seed and seedbed preparation. Cost-share assistance is limited to the minimum amount of lime, fertilizer and seed needed to establish adequate cover to control erosion. Grass or Legume seed must be drilled for this practice. A current soil test must be taken for every 20 acres of pasture.
DSL-2: Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement. If eligible, cost-share assistance is authorized for seeding of legumes into permanent vegetation and for lime, fertilizer (by soil test results) and chemicals necessary to establish the legumes. Cost-share assistance is limited to the minimum amount of lime, fertilizer and seed needed to establish adequate cover to control erosion. System must be in a grazing system in order to qualify. Seed may be drilled or broadcast for this practice. A current soil test must be taken for every 20 acres of pasture.
DSP-2: Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement. Cost-share is limited to 80 acres per landowner for this practice. If eligible, cost-share assistance is authorized for minimum and necessary legume seed, lime, and fertilizer (by soil test results) needed to perform the practice. Practice applicable only to pastureland where vegetative cover is in poor or very poor condition with less than 30% legumes. Seed must be drilled for this practice. A current soil test must be taken for every 20 acres of pasture.
DSP-3: Rotational Grazing Systems. If eligible, cost-share assistance is authorized for cross fencing supplies, fence charger, well, pipeline, tanks, hydrants and a one time lime application. It is required for the system manager to attend an approved grazing school before starting the DSP-3. Check with our office to see when the next available Grazing school will held or you can visit Missouri Forage & Grassland Council for all dates. The purpose of this practice is to improve the environmental and economic benefits of agricultural land by demonstrating a rotational grazing system.
When you receive the results of the soil test, please bring a copy when coming to the SWCD office. At that time we will need to locate your farm on an aerial map and identify the fields the samples were taken from. If you qualify our Cost-Share programs pay 75% of the state average cost of the seeding practice, including seed, fertilizer & lime application.
Common SALT Cost-Share Practices: Now available state wide!
WQ-10: Stream Protection: This practice reduces excess amounts of sediment, organic mater, Nutrients and pesticides in surface runoff. It will also have a secondary benefit of stream bank stabilization. This practice has a one-time incentive payment of $500.00 per acre for livestock exclusion for the area that is out of production. The minimum with of the excluded area must be 25 feet and the maximum width for the incentive is 150 feet. Cost-share is offered at 75% of the county average or actual cost for the establishment of those components technically to certify the practice according to NRCS. Assistance is eligible for permanent fencing, stream crossings, development of a water source and distribution for livestock where they are being excluded. Maintenance life of this practice is 10 years.
N-574 Spring Developments: This practice will develop a spring or a seep to provide a dependable supply of suitable water for distribution to livestock. 75% cost-share of the state average cost is authorized for pipe & trenching up to 300 feet, one tank for collection, post & wire for excluding livestock from seep collection area.
N-351 Well Decommissioning: This practice is to prevent vermin, debris, fertilizer, pesticides or other foreign substances into the well or well bore hole and to prevent entry of contaminated surface water to ground water. This applies to drilled, hand dug or bored wells. A $400 incentive payment is authorized for the plugging of the well. Payment are not authorized for cisterns.
If you want more information about these practices or any of our other programs please stop by our office and we will give you all the details and qualifications.
Beginning July 1, 2008, all of the SWCD cost share must be direct deposited into the landowner's bank account.
The following Vendor form is provided here for your convenience. It is required to complete contracting.
Vendor Input/ACH/EFT Form PDF Fill in 300-1489, available from the State of Missouri website.
** Please note: Lines titled "Date of Change" through "Previous Address" are only to be filled out if there has been a change in your information.
Please return completed forms to the district office. If you have questions please call us at the number listed below.