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2021 Virtual Nutrient Management Training for Farmers


December 31, 2020

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Farmers that write their own nutrient management plans know their soil loss for doing specific management - tillage and rotations of crops to their fields besides how fertile the soil is to grow their crop. They can add nutrients to the system through manure or supplement with commercial fertilizer. Farmers can account for and document all these variables in one place- their nutrient management plan.

One thing COVID has done for us is to create new virtual opportunities for learning that didn't exist last year. Farmers have been invited for years to create a nutrient management plan (NMP) for their land. This year is no different. The NMP is a balance sheet of nutrients in the soil available for crop production and allows the user to add their fertilizer (manure and commercial) inputs into the plan for each field. This field by field accounting ensures excess nutrients are not being applied and allowed to run off into our waterways and that money is not being wasted on these excess...

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