Managing Manure Nutrients Workshop

All commercial and public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

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When (Date/Time)

Sep 5, 2017 9:00 AM to Sep 6, 2017 3:30 PM


State College, PA

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Workshop Topics

This training provides a foundational understanding of:

  • Basic soil fertility concepts
  • Nutrient cycles and behavior of nutrients, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Soil sampling and analysis
  • Crop nutrient recommendations
  • How to manage nutrients for crop production and environmental protection

Understanding how to manage manure nutrients builds on this groundwork. This includes discussion on:

  • Manure types and production calculations
  • Manure variability
  • Manure sampling
  • Nutrient contents and availability factors
  • Long term manure nutrient contributions and environmental impacts


Participation in this workshop is a prerequisite for the Plan Writing and Plan Review Workshops.


Registration is required for all Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Specialist Certification trainings. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Registration closes one week prior to the training date.  All registrations must be made through the PAPlants. Guidelines for using PAPlants are outlined in the PAPlants User Guide.

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