Nutrient Management Planning (NMP)All new and expanding livestock facilities, all Animal Waste Storage permit holders, and any person participating in a cost-share project are required to comply with NR 151 and complete a Nutrient Management Plan. This plan is to be updated annually, and soil test updates every 4 years. The Nutrient Management Checklist and a completed Nutrient Management Plan MUST be submitted by April 15th of each year to the Department of Land Management.
If it's Red, Don't Spread!Check Wisconsin's Online Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast before spreading manure or other nutrients
Links with helpful information on nutrient management
- DATCP nutrient management
- SnapPlus NMP software to download
- Nutrient Management Plan Brochure
- Nutrient Management Checklist - PDF
- Soil Test Information
- Soil Testers
- Cost Sharing Options
- List of Nutrient Management Plan providers in the Trempealeau County area
If you desire to complete a Nutrient Management Plan prior to being able to take spring or fall soil tests, you may insert soil test data as follows and submit an accurate NMP within 12 months:
- Assume soil test Phosphorus levels are greater than 100 ppm soil test P and pH, N, K, and OM averages by county .
- Use preliminary estimates analyzed by a certified DATCP laboratory with soil samples representing >5 acres per sample
If you are interested in creating your own Nutrient Management Plan please check out the 590 Nutrient Management Class through Western Technical College . These classes will provide the necessary information and qualifications for those that want to fill out their own plan.
If you have any questions regarding Nutrient Management Plans, contact Ben Anderson (ext. 273) at the Department of Land Management