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, and Illinois. 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, 28 Economy Mix
MN CP2, 23, 28 Standard Mix
MN CP2, 23, 27 Wet Mix
MN CP2, 23, 28 Milestone Tolerant Mix

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

MN CP23 Wet-Sedge Meadow Mix
MN CP23 Emergent Wetland Fringe Mix

MN CP25 Economy Mix
MN CP25 Standard Mix
MN CP25 Dry Mix
MN CP25 Wet Mix
MN CP25 Premium Mix
MN CP25 Stinger Tolerant Mix

MN CP33 Mix

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

Northern MN CP2, 23, 28 Mix
Northern MN CP 2, 23, 28 High Rate Mix
Northern MN CP21 Mix
Northern MN CP25 Mix

Minnesota CREP Mixes

MN CP2, 23, 28 Economy Mix
MN CP2, 23, 28 Standard Mix
MN CP2, 23, 27 Wet Mix
MN CP2, 23, 28 Milestone Tolerant Mix
MN CP2 Monarch Food Plot Mix

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

MN CP23A Wet-Sedge Meadow Mix
MN CP23A Emergent Wetland Fringe Mix
MN CP23A Tallgrass Mix – 643 Calc

Iowa CRP Mixes

IA CP2 Standard Mix
IA CP2 Economy Mix
IA CP2 Dry Shortgrass Mix
IA CP2 Mesic Shortgrass Mix
IA CP2 Grass-Only Mix

IA CP23 Wet Mix

IA CP25 Standard Mix
IA CP25 Premium Mix
IA CP25 Economy Mix
IA CP25 No Switchgrass Mix
IA CP25 Dry Shortgrass Mix

IA CP25 20/20 Economy Mix
IA CP25 20/20 Standard Mix
IA CP25 20/20 Mesic Shortgrass Mix

IA CP33 Economy Shortgrass Quail Mix
IA CP33 Standard Shortgrass Quail Mix

IA CP33 20/20 Economy Shortgrass Quail Mix
IA CP33 20/20 Standard Shortgrass Quail Mix

IA CP42 Standard Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 Premium Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 Economy Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 Mesic Shortgrass Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 Wet Mesic Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 Dry Shortgrass Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 Canada Wild Rye Pollinator Mix
IA CP42 Monarch 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

 

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