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May 17, 2017

The purpose of this article is to remind Nutrient Management Specialists (NMS) and Odor Management Specialists (OMS) on the different requirements for Animal Equivalent Unit (AEU) Calculations when it comes to animal weights.

April 17, 2017

The Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Education Program has posted training and registration information for the Fall 2017 certification trainings.

January 30, 2017

The purpose of this article is to remind Odor Management Plan (OMP) writers of the requirements of their clients (Farm Operator) to notify the Commission of the need for a post-construction inspection of the animal housing and/or manure storage facility.

January 25, 2017

On January 24, 2017 the State Conservation Commission (SCC) approved Interim Standard Animal Weights for Breeder Poultry to be used in the Act 38 Nutrient and Odor Management Program.

January 18, 2017

The purpose of this article is to remind plan writers and plan reviewers of the importance of accurately identifying wells and properly identifying those wells on the Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) and Nutrient Balance Sheet (NBS) maps.

October 21, 2016

The Nutrient Management Program has released NMP Spreadsheet 5.2 – October 2016. Several updates were added to resolve identified issues and provide additional information.

October 17, 2016

The Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Education Program has posted training and registration information for the Spring 2017 certification trainings.

September 22, 2016

Where do I start? Beginning Act 38 nutrient management plan writers, when faced with writing their first nutrient management plans, are understandably met with a daunting task. The Nutrient Management Education Program has provided a key resource to assist new plan writers in the process.

September 21, 2016

The purpose of this article is to remind both Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) writers and reviewers of the Act 38 requirements, procedures and actions for NMP Triennial Reviews.

September 21, 2016

The purpose of this article is a reminder to both NMP Writers and Reviewers on NMP submission requirements.

September 1, 2016

The purpose of this article is to clear up confusion concerning freeboard, why it is required and how much freeboard is required to be maintained for agricultural waste storage facilities.

August 22, 2016

Yesterday I received a call from Washington DC and an investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was on the line. Since OSHA does not routinely deal with agriculture I braced myself to hear what the call subject would be. The call was prompted by the unfortunate death of a farm worker who was standing on top of a liquid manure spreader tank as it was filling up. The cause of death was asphyxiation associated with hydrogen sulfide gas. The representative was hoping to understand what normal manure handling equipment and practices are since she had not run into this type of accident in the past.

August 15, 2016

The purpose of this article is to explain the county service listings for commercial nutrient management or odor management specialists and how to have your name placed on those lists.

July 8, 2016

A point of discussion for many years has been that Act 38 Nutrient Management Plans (NMPs) are too large and complex for operators to understand and implement. The complete NMP, with all the appendices and supplements, can be a large document.

February 22, 2016

The purpose of this article is to clarify soil testing requirements for Act 38 nutrient management plans (NMPs). Failure to follow these requirements may cause delays in the review and approval of submitted NMPs.

January 27, 2016

The Nutrient Management Program has released NMP Spreadsheet 5.1 – January 2016. Several updates were added to resolve identified issues and provide additional information.

December 22, 2015

The Act 38 Nutrient Management Program announces the release of Version 5.0 of the standard nutrient management plan.

November 25, 2015

The purpose of this article is to clarify the requirements for winter manure applications for Act 38 Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) operations; CAOs, CAFOs and VAOs. Specifically the requirements apply to manure applied on the operation and to manure exported from the operation for land application on importing operations.

October 27, 2015

The purpose of this article is to describe the acceptable planning methods to address manure exported from Act 38 Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) operations (CAOs, CAFOs and VAOs) to known landowners or operators for agricultural land application.

October 12, 2015

A new supplement was added to the recently released Version 9.0 of the Nutrient Management Program Technical Manual.