Eric Hurley, Sponsor – NRCS
Mike Stanek, Team Leader – NRCS
Adam Abel – NRCS
Barry Bubolz – NRCS
Cody Calkins – DATCP
Holly Giombi – NRCS
Andy Paolucci – NRCS
Marie Raboin – Dane County LCD
Meeting information will be published within the agenda one week prior to each meeting.
Goal: This team will revise the NRCS Conservation Practice Standard (CPS) related to conservation crop rotation. The team will determine the general criteria and any additional criteria and considerations necessary to achieve the practice purposes defined by NRCS. The team will develop a technical guidance document(s) based upon current cropping systems, trends, and conservation benefits. The team will use current erosion modeling tools such as RUSLE2 and/or WEPS to evaluate crop rotations, tillage methods, residue management strategies, soil health benefits and potential nutrient loss reductions.
Team work will follow the Full Process detailed in the SOC Technical Standards Process Handbook. Team members will brainstorm, troubleshoot, research, evaluate and question all aspects of what a conservation crop rotation is, or should be, designed to do. The team will examine existing research, consider new technologies, propose criteria, and consider input from expert and public review.
Anticipated Initial Review: Mid 2022
Anticipated Broad Review: Mid 2022
Anticipated Publication Date: Fall 2022
Work Team Status: Team meetings are expected to being in October 2021 and will be held approximately monthly until the draft standard is completed. Details on meetings, including agendas and notes, will be available in the left sidebar as the work develops.