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Nutrient Management

A farm tractor pulling a tanker of plant nutrientsPractice Code: 590

Nutrient management involves managing the amount, placement, and timing of plant nutrients to obtain optimum yields and minimize the risk of surface and groundwater pollution.

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Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Conservation Crop Rotation
Cover Crop
Waste Recycling
Waste Treatment
Waste Storage Facility

Nutrient Management is commonly applied with conservation practices needed to mitigate soil erosion and nutrient runoff.

Additional Information

The following web sites provide additional information related to this conservation practice.

Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory (CNAL)
The Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory provides accurate and cost effective analysis of soil, plant, and water samples for farmers, growers, extension educators, state and federal agencies, regulators, home gardeners, researchers, and many others within the state, nation, and world.

Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program
The Nutrient Management Spear Program provides research and extension to the agricultural community to aid in the on-farm implementation of strategies for field crop nutrient management.

Nutrient and Pest Management (USDA NRCS)
This Web page provides a number of useful tools that can assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive nutrient management program. Included is information related to pest and pesticides management.

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.

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