Farm Nutrient Management
This infographic gives an overview of farm nutrient management plans. Essentially, this is a strategy to extract maximum return from fertilizers without degrading the quality of water sources available nearby. A basic nutrient management plan will include soil test reports, on-farm nutrient assessment, nutrient crediting (reducing your fertilizer use based on your on-farm nutrients), consistenty with the farm conservation plan (which includes soil conservation), manure inventory (calibrating your manure spreader with a platform scale), a manure spreading plan, and adherence to the 590 Nutrient Management Standard if you want to participate in federal or state cost-sharing programs.
For further information visit corn.agronomy.wisc.edu.