Information on choosing a nutrient management plan, state nutrient management legislation, preventing manure gas deaths and reducing E. coli infections. Tips on manure applications and managing livestock methane emissions.
New standard animal weights for nutrient management planning were approved by the State Conservation Commission in May of 2017. This video explains the impact on livestock farms and also discusses how farmers can prepare for the farm inspections required by the EPA in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. More
Learn how to calculate the animal density of an agricultural operation to determine if it is a Concentrated Animal Operation (CAO) and thereby required to implement an Act 38 nutrient management plan. More