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Nutrient Management

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.

For more information, please visit the National Nutrient Management page.

The following references are available for use by conservation planners as needed.

Nutrient Management 

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMP)


The following documents require Adobe Acrobat

NC Guide to Understanding USDA NRCS Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (PDF; 165 KB) (Last Modified 7/22/2008)