For farmers who want to undertake a new practiceA new practice is a practice that has not been previously implemented by the applicant on the acres included in the application. For example, if you have never used cover crops on a field and wish to plant cover crops for the first time.on their farm to support the planting or intercropping of cover crops left undisturbed over the winter (i.e., the crop cannot be chemically or physically terminated in the fall or winter). A new practice is a practice that has not been previously implemented by the applicant on the acres being applied for, and can include planting cover crops to be left over-winter either for the first-time or where they have previously been terminated or harvested in the fall. If a cover crop being applied for is to be harvested or grazed, a minimum of 6 inches of growth must be left undisturbed over winter (November to March). Approved projects must result in a planted cover crop in 2023.