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Jan 19, 2018

It is a pleasure to introduce myself as the new Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Extension Specialist on the Agronomy Extension Team. I am humbled to take over leadership of this important topic area from my predecessor, professor emeritus Doug Beegle, who built a world class program that many of you participated in. I look forward to maintaining many of the programs that were developed over those years and working with you to explore new areas of interest and need.

Dec 21, 2017

The Nutrient Management Program has released an update to NMP Spreadsheet Version 6.0 – October 2017. The updated planning tool, NMP Spreadsheet Version 6.1 – December 2017 has been posted on the PA Nutrient Management Program website.

Dec 21, 2017

The State Conservation Commission in conjunction with Penn State Cooperative Extension provides a series of "How To" modules for understanding how to use the Microsoft Excel and Word nutrient management planning tools.

Oct 16, 2017

An update was made on October 13, 2017 to the NBS Standard Format Version 4.0 Spreadsheet recently posted on the PA Nutrient Management website.

Oct 12, 2017

An update was made on October 11, 2017 to the NBS Standard Format Version 4.0 Spreadsheet recently posted on the PA Nutrient Management website. The update was made to resolve an identified issue when completing the NBS Input sheet.

Oct 11, 2017

As part of the version update to Version 10 of the Pennsylvania Act 38 Nutrient Management Program Technical Manual, the State Conservation Commission approved the use of standalone Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) and Nutrient Balance Sheet (NBS) User Guides.

Oct 11, 2017

The Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Education Program has posted training and registration information for the Spring 2018 certification trainings.

Oct 4, 2017

NBS Spreadsheet Version 4.0 - October 2017 has been released by the Act 38 Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Program. Version 4.0 includes several significant updates which are reflected in a version change from 3.0 to 4.0.

Oct 3, 2017

A new resource, Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners, is now available to assist farmers and land owners prepare and implement a Manure Management Plan for their operations.

Oct 2, 2017

NMP Spreadsheet Version 6.0 - October 2017 has been released by the Act 38 Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Program. Version 6.0 includes several significant updates which are reflected in a version change from 5.0 to 6.0.

Sep 22, 2017

Version 10 of the Pennsylvania Act 38 Nutrient Management Program Technical Manual has been approved by the State Conservation Commission and has been made available on the Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Program website. The official release date is October 2017.

Sep 22, 2017
 
Sep 19, 2017

The purpose of this article is to remind Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) writers and reviewers of when and how on-farm operational records should be used in determining the amount of collected manure to allocate when a NMP is developed.

Sep 14, 2017

On May 9, 2017, the State Conservation Commission (SCC) approved new standard animal groups and animal weights that will be used by the Act 38 Nutrient Management Program to determine whether a Pennsylvania livestock or poultry operation is affected by Act 38 and required to develop and implement an Act 38 nutrient management plan.

Jun 19, 2017

The purpose of this article is to clarify soil testing requirements for Act 38 nutrient management plans (NMPs).

May 31, 2017

The purpose of this article is to remind Nutrient Management Specialists (NMS) of the winter planning requirement for manure storages on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).

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.

Jan 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.

Oct 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.

Sep 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.