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Tools for Agricultural Producers and Land Managers

This area of the NRCS New York web page provides links to a variety of useful tools for agricultural producers and land managers.

Voluntary Reporting Carbon Management Tool / Comet-VR

Update! Comet VR 2.0 is now available.

The Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases-CarbOn Management Evaluation Tool (COMET-VR ) is a decision support tool for agricultural producers, land managers, soil scientists and other agricultural interests. This online tool estimates carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emission reductions associated with the implementation of conservation practices for cropland, pasture, rangeland, orchards and agroforestry.

Tools By Landuse

The NRCS' Tools By Landuse Web page contains several categories of tools including:

  • crop/hay
  • economic planning
  • energy
  • irrigation
  • resource planning

Cornell University Nutrient Management Planning System (cuNMPS)

Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS)
Cropware: A tool for nutrient management planning

The Cornell University Nutrient Management Planning System (cuNMPS) has reduced nitrogen and phosphorus levels in cow manure and saved dairy farmers thousands of dollars in annual feeding costs. The system is composed of two software tools Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System and Cropware that were developed and supported for use in improving dairy farm profitability while protecting water and air quality.