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Nutrient Management

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In the agricultural setting, nutrients are the building blocks for plant growth and production. Common nutrients are the elements nitrogen and phosphorus which are available in several forms.  NRCS works with farmers and ranchers to profitably manage nutrients.

NRCS in Kentucky, in partnership with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), developed a new combined Nitrogen and Phosphorus Risk Assessment Tool to protect water quality and analyze the potential impacts to the Kentucky livestock industry. The tool is the first in the nation to generate two risk assessment reports – one for Nitrogen and one for Phosphorus - with one single data input to reduce the time spent on conservation planning.

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State Contact:
Adam Jones
Nutrient Management Specialist