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If existing vegetative cover in the setback is in poor condition, the setback area may be improved with a vegetative filter strip for use as an agricultural avenue/turnaround area only if the following conditions are met:

  • Riparian vegetation is not removed, AND
  • Agricultural turnarounds shall be maintained as grassy avenues/filter strips during the entirety of the rainy season with planted cover-crop sufficient to prevent erosion of the avenue, AND
  • Grassy avenues shall not be tilled except for the infrequent need to reduce compaction or as necessary to re-seed with cover-crop. In this case, promptly cover the soil with 2 tons per acre straw and replant with a cover-crop before the rainy season.

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