Tools - Technical Notes - Job Sheets - Checklists - Templates

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Conservation Agronomy Tools

  • Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation - Version 2 (RUSLE2)  RUSLE2 is an upgrade of the text-based RUSLE DOS version 1.  It is a computer model containing both empirical and process-based science in a Windows environment that predicts rill and interrill erosion by rainfall and runoff.
  • Manure Management Program (MMP)  Manure Management Planner is a Windows-based computer program developed at Purdue University that's used to create manure management plans for crop and animal feeding operations.
  • Win-PST  WIN-PST is a pesticide environmental risk screening tool that NRCS field office conservationist, extension agents, crop consultants, pesticide dealers and producers can use to evaluate the potential for pesticides to move with water and eroded soil/organic matter and affect non-target organisms.
  • The following publication will require  Acrobat Reader

    Win-PST Soils - Instructions on How to Download Soils into Win-PST (PDF, 1.27 MB)

  • SNMP  The Spatial Nutrient Management Planner (SNMP) is a decision support tool that facilitates the collection, analysis and presentation of spatial information related to nutrient management planning.
  • Irrigation Scheduler  The Irrigation Scheduler calculates irrigation water needs for corn, soybean, established alfalfa, dry bean, and potato.  This software is a joint effort of Purdue University Department of Agronomy and Michigan State University Department of Crop and Soil Science.
  • NAPRA  The goal of the National Agricultural Pesticide Risk Analysis (NAPRA) process is to help policy-makers as well as farmers to make informed pesticide management decisions on how to prevent or minimize the contamination of environmentally sensitive areas by hazardous pesticides.  The NAPRA process is designed to help quantify the environmental benefits of potential management alternative through the use of water quality simulation models combined with statistical analysis.  Results are probability based and consider both the off-site movement of pesticide and its toxicity to non-target species.

Technical Notes

Link to Indiana Technical Notes

Job Sheets

The following publication will require  Acrobat Reader

Agronomy Job Sheet 1, Warm Season Grass Establishment (PDF, 217 KB)

Agronomy Job Sheet 2, Conservation Cover (DOC, 1.7 MB)

Agronomy Job Sheet 6, Cool Season Grass and Legume Establishment and Management (DOC, 200 KB)

Agronomy Job Sheet - Establishing Waterway Vegetation (DOC, 37 KB)


The following publications will require  Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Word

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) Review Checklist (PDF, 46 KB)

Prescribed Grazing (PDF, 77 KB)

Indiana NRCS CNMP - Guidance for Minimum Requirements (12-19-05) (PDF, 80 KB)

Nutrient Management Plan Checklist (DOC, 125 KB)

(Prior to 2008)Nutrient Management Plan Checklist (Commercial Fertilizer and Manure) (DOC, 132 KB)

Pest Management Plan Checklist (DOC, 88 KB)

(Prior to 2008)Pest Management Plan Checklist (DOC, 91 KB)  

CNMP Manure and Wastewater Handling and Storage Inspection Checklist (DOC, 91 KB)

Contact the Indiana NRCS Conservation Agronomist

Contact the Indiana NRCS Nutrient/Pest Management Specialist

If you encounter problems with documents on this page, contact Tony Bailey at 317/290-3200, ext. 345 or Barry Fisher at 317/290-3200, ext. 350.