University of Maryland Extension

Unusual Land Uses - FAQs

QA client is receiving cost-share for pollinator habitat establishment and was told that the area needed to be included in his nutrient management plan.  How do I handle this?  (posted 12-1-14)

A. Pollinator habitats are addressed by USDA NRCS in Conservation Cover (Code 327).  Under most circumstances, the plant species mixture for pollinator habitats would include a legume, thus a nitrogen application at establishment would not be recommended.  No fertilizer additions are assumed after establishment. 

Acknowledge the area on the cover sheet in brief description section as well as on the map and indicate that the area is being managed under the guidance of Conservation Cover, Code 327 (Source: James Myers, District Conservationist, USDA-NRCS)

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