THE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM
The Conservation Reserve Program is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency and/or NRCS. The long-term goal of the program is to establish land cover to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat. Farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. In exchange they receive a yearly rental payment.
Each state has it’s own set of regulations, and local NRCS and FSA office assist the farmer establish a seed mix appropriate for the area. With very few exceptions there are no “standard” mixes – they are all different.
Great Basin Seed has been providing seed mixes to farmers and ranchers enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) program since it began in 1985. We have provided millions of pounds of seed to thousands of farmers across the Great Basin and Intermountain West and across the United States. Each mix is carefully prescribed and blended to meet the needs of the location being seeded.
CRP SEED MIXES FROM GREAT BASIN SEED:
We stock over 250 varieties of seed, including the varieties prescribed by your local Farm Service Agency and NRCS. We stock in-house the grasses, shrubs, flowers and pollinators prescribed by the CRP program. With our extensive selection of seed, mixing facilities and delivery network we can have your seed to you in as little as 24 hours!
Due to the custom nature of each mix we recommend you contact us directly to discuss the details of your project. Have ready the following items when you call:
- Location of your seeding project
- Annual precipitation of the seeding area
- Number of acres being seeded
- Seed mix prescribed by the FSA or NRCS
- Seeding rates per acre PLS for each of the species in the mix.
This information can be found on the forms provided to you by the CRP agent you are working with.
- Call us to discuss you CRP mix. 435.283.1411
- eMail your prescribed CRP seed mix firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax your prescribed CRP seed mix at 435.283.6872
We will gladly offer you a competitive quote on your mix. We can also help you arrange delivery and/or pick-up.
CRP Seed Mixes
CRP mixes are custom blended to meet the specifications of each project. There is no standard blend, and as such, CRP mixes cannot be ordered on the website.
Visit with your NRCS agent to enroll in the program and establish a mix, then give us a call. The information below will familiarize you with the CRP program.