CRP Mixes

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The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a program for agricultural landowners through which participants can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland. Individuals enrolled in CRP receive annual rental payments based on the agriculture rental value of the land, and cost-share assistance for up to 50 percent of the costs of establishing approved conservation practices. CRP contracts range from 10 to 15 years.

Shooting Star Native Seeds has developed CRP Native Seed Mixes based on state specifications for Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. We’re more than happy to tailor these mixes to meet the needs of your individual project, or quote mixes based on seeding plans from your technical service provider or local NRCS office. If you decide to use one of our mixes for your CRP project, please get approval to use the mix from your local NRCS office before purchase.

CRP Information Sheet (PDF)

Please contact us at info@ssns.co for CRP pricing and recommendations.

CP2 – Permanent Native Grasses

CP2 is the establishment and maintenance of cover used to protect soil and water resources on land retired from agricultural production. Permanent native grasses are used to reduce soil erosion and sedimentation, improve water quality and create or enhance wildlife habitat.

CP25 – Restoration of Rare and Declining Habitat – Tallgrass Prairie

CP25 is the restoration and conservation of rare or declining native vegetative communities and associated wildlife species. The purpose of CP25 is to provide habitat for rare and declining wildlife species by restoring, conserving, and increasing the diversity of native plant communities.

CP33 – Habitat Buffer for Upland Birds

CP33 is the establishment of upland habitat buffers to provide food and cover for quail, upland birds, and other wildlife species. Grassland dependent bird species have suffered significant population declines due primarily to the loss of habitat. Habitat buffers around crop fields can provide critical nesting, brood rearing, and security cover.

CP42 – Native Habitat Development for Pollinators

The Native Habitat Development for Pollinators program was created to restore and conserve native plant communities that benefit pollinators and associated wildlife species. Pollinators, including bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, beetles, ants, bats, and hummingbirds, are attracted to areas that have adequate sources of food, shelter, water, and nesting sites. They are an integral part of the environment and our agricultural systems.

Forb and Legume Interseeding for Wildlife

Native forb and legume interseeding is used to increase plant diversity in native grass plantings or in old field habitats. Interseeding provides wildlife with a food source during the winter and can also create excellent brood habitat for upland wildlife during the summer. Sites should be interseeded after a disturbance such as prescribed burning, light disking, or herbicide spraying.

Minnesota CRP Mixes

MN CP1 Mix

MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 Upland Economy Mix
MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 Upland Standard Mix
MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 Upland Premium Mix
MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 Dry Shortgrass Mix
MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 Milestone & Stinger Tolerant Mix
MN CP2, 23, 23A, 27 Wet Mix

MN CP21 Upland Economy Mix
MN CP21 Upland Standard Mix
MN CP21 Wet Mix

MN CP25 Upland Economy Mix
MN CP25 Upland Standard Mix
MN CP25 Upland Premium Mix
MN CP25 Dry Shortgrass Mix
MN CP25 Milestone & Stinger Tolerant Mix
MN CP25 Wet Mix

MN CP33 Habitat Buffer for Upland Birds Mix

MN CP42 Upland Economy Pollinator Mix
MN CP42 Upland Standard Pollinator Mix
MN CP42 Upland Premium Pollinator Mix
MN CP42 Wet Pollinator Mix
MN CP42 Monarch Pollinator Mix
MN CP42 Honey Bee Pollinator Mix

MN CP43 Prairie Strips Mix

Minnesota CREP Mixes

MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 Upland Economy Mix
MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 Upland Standard Mix
MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 Upland Premium Mix
MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 Dry Shortgrass Mix
MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 Milestone & Stinger Tolerant Mix
MN CP2, 23, 23A, 27 Wet Mix

MN CP21 Upland Economy Mix
MN CP21 Upland Standard Mix
MN CP21 Wet Mix

MN CP43 Prairie Strips Mix

MN 657 CP23 & 23A Wet-Sedge Meadow Mix
MN 657 CP23 & 23A Emergent Wetland Fringe Mix
MN CREP 327 CP2 Monarch Food Plot Mix
MN CREP 643 CP23A Tallgrass Prairie Monarch Mix

Northern Minnesota CRP & CREP Mixes

Northern MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 Mix
Northern MN CP2, 23, 23A, 28 High Rate Mix
Northern MN CP21 Mix
Northern MN CP25 Upland Mix

Iowa CRP Mixes

IA CP2 30/10 Mesic Economy Mix
IA CP2 30/10 Mesic Standard Mix
IA CP2 30/10 Mesic Shortgrass Mix
IA CP2 30/10 Dry Shortgrass Mix

IA CP21 30/10 Buffer Mix
IA CP21 Grass Only Buffer Mix

IA CP23 30/10 Wet Mix

IA CP25 30/10 Mesic Economy Mix
IA CP25 30/10 Mesic Standard Mix
IA CP25 30/10 Mesic Premium Mix
IA CP25 30/10 Mesic Shortgrass Mix
IA CP25 30/10 Dry Shortgrass Mix
IA CP25 30/10 Milestone & Stinger Tolerant Mix
IA CP25 30/10 Wet Mix

IA CP25 20/20 Mesic Economy Mix
IA CP25 20/20 Mesic Standard Mix
IA CP25 20/20 Mesic Premium Mix
IA CP25 20/20 Mesic Shortgrass Mix
IA CP25 20/20 Dry Shortgrass Mix
IA CP25 20/20 Milestone & Stinger Tolerant Mix

IA CP33 30/10 Quail Shortgrass Mix
IA CP33 20/20 Quail Shortgrass Mix

IA CP42 10/30 Mesic Economy Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 10/30 Mesic Standard Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 10/30 Mesic Premium Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 10/30 Mesic Shortgrass Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 10/30 Dry Shortgrass Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 10/30 Wet Mesic Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 10/30 Monarch Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 20/20 Economy Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 20/20 Mesic Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 20/20 Wet Pollinator Mix

IA CP43 20/20 Economy Prairie Strips Mix
IA CP43 20/20 Mesic Prairie Strips Mix
IA CP43 20/20 Wet Prairie Strips Mix

IA Mesic Grass Mix
IA Dry Shortgrass Mix

IA Firebreak Mix

Wisconsin CRP Mixes

WI CP2 Dry – Dry Mesic Basic Mix
WI CP2 Mesic Basic Mix
WI CP2 Wet Mesic – Wet Basic Mix

WI CP25 Dry – Dry Mesic Prairie Restoration Mix
WI CP25 Mesic Prairie Restoration Mix
WI CP25 Wet Mesic – Wet Prairie Restoration Mix

WI CP33 Quail Habitat Mix #1
WI CP33 Quail Habitat Mix #2

WI CP42 Dry Mesic – Mesic Pollinator Habitat Mix
WI CP42 Wet Mesic Pollinator Habitat Mix

Illinois CRP Mixes

IL CP2 Dry Mix
IL CP2 Dry Slope Mix
IL CP2 Mesic Mix
IL CP2 Mesic Slope Mix
IL CP2 Wet Mix

IL CP25 Dry Mix
IL CP25 Mesic Mix
IL CP25 Wet Mix

IL CP42 Dry Pollinator Mix
IL CP42 Dry Slope Pollinator Mix
IL CP42 Dry Monarch Pollinator Mix
IL CP42 Dry Slope Monarch Pollinator Mix
IL CP42 Mesic Pollinator Mix
IL CP42 Mesic Slope Pollinator Mix
IL CP42 Mesic Monarch Pollinator Mix
IL CP42 Mesic Slope Monarch Pollinator Mix
IL CP42 Wet Pollinator Mix
IL CP42 Wet Monarch Pollinator Mix

Indiana CRP Mixes

IN Mesic CRP Economy Mix
IN Mesic CRP, WRE, EQIP Mix
IN Mesic CRP, WRE, EQIP Floodplain Mix
IN Dry CRP, WRE, EQIP Mix
IN Wet Mesic CRP, WRE, EQIP Mix
IN Muck CRP, WRE, EQIP Mix
IN Mesic CRP, WRE, EQIP Pollinator Mix
IN Mesic CRP, WRE, EQIP Monarch Pollinator Mix
IN Dry CRP, WRE, EQIP Pollinator Mix
IN Dry CRP, WRE, EQIP Monarch Pollinator Mix
IN Wet Mesic CRP, WRE, EQIP Pollinator Mix
IN Wet Mesic CRP, WRE, EQIP Monarch Pollinator Mix
IN Muck CRP, WRE, EQIP Pollinator & Monarch Pollinator Mix
IN Mesic CRP, WRE, EQIP CP43 Prairie Strips Mix
IN Dry Mesic Interseed Mix
IN Wet Mesic Interseed Mix

Missouri CRP Mixes

MO CP1 Mix 1 (Drilled)
MO CP1 Mix 1 (Broadcast)
MO CP1 Mix 2 (Drilled)
MO CP1 Mix 2 (Broadcast)
MO CP1 Mix 3 (Drilled)
MO CP1 Mix 3 (Broadcast)
MO CP1 Mix 4 (Drilled)
MO CP1 Mix 4 (Broadcast)

MO CP2 Mix 1 (Drilled)
MO CP2 Mix 1 (Broadcast)
MO CP2 Mix 2 (Drilled)
MO CP2 Mix 2 (Broadcast)
MO CP2 Mix 3 (Drilled)
MO CP2 Mix 3 (Broadcast)
MO CP2 Mix 4 (Drilled)
MO CP2 Mix 4 (Broadcast)
MO CP2 Mix 5 (Drilled)
MO CP2 Mix 5 (Broadcast)
MO CP2 Mix 6 (Drilled)
MO CP2 Mix 6 (Broadcast)

MO CP4B/D Mix 1 (Drilled)
MO CP4B/D Mix 1 (Broadcast)
MO CP4B/D Mix 2 (Drilled)
MO CP4B/D Mix 2 (Broadcast)
MO CP4B/D Mix 3 (Drilled)
MO CP4B/D Mix 3 (Broadcast)
MO CP4B/D Mix 4 (Drilled)
MO CP4B/D Mix 4 (Broadcast)
MO CP4B/D Mix 5 (Drilled)
MO CP4B/D Mix 5 (Broadcast)

MO CP23 Mix 1 (Drilled)
MO CP23 Mix 1 (Broadcast)

MO CP33 Mix 1 (Drilled)
MO CP33 Mix 1 (Broadcast)
MO CP33 Mix 2 (Drilled)
MO CP33 Mix 2 (Broadcast)

MO CP42 Mix 1
MO CP42 Mix 2
MO CP42 Mix 3

 

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