Environmental Farm Planning
Nutrient Management Reference Guide
The Nutrient Management Reference Guide
planners and agricultural producers in British Columbia desiring to
do a Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) for their farm.
Developing a NMP is intended to help farmers optimize their crop nutrient
usage, while protecting valuable soil, water, and air resources.
In addition to the economic and environmental benefits, Nutrient
Management Planning is a valuable educational process that helps to
ensure a farmer is in compliance with all relevant legislation.
The Nutrient Management Plan has been developed as a subcomponent
of the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) process. It is recommended that
farmers first do an Environmental Farm Plan and then do a Nutrient
Management Plan if directed to do so by the EFP process. This Guide is one of a number of publications prepared to support the implementation of
BC Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Program.
Download the entire Nutrient Management Reference Guide, 2nd edition (November 2010) in Adobe PDF format (4.1 MB file)
You can also download the Guide by individual sections using the links below. These
various section of the Guide are in Adobe PDF format.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Data Collection
Chapter 3 - Nutrient Optimization
Chapter 4 - NMP Calculators
Chapter 5 - Assembling the Plan
Chapter 6 - Record Keeping and Monitoring
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