Nutrient and Manure Management

Nitrogen and phosphorus are important plant nutrients. They are also byproducts of animal agriculture and municipal wastewater treatment. Excess amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus in water negatively impacts humans and the environment. Activities and resources associated with this priority issue support all aspects of nutrient and manure management that lead to the concurrent achievement of agricultural productivity and water quality goals.

Initiatives

Mapping the Pathway for Effective Dissemination and Education between Manure Nutrient Management Agriculture Professionals

Mentoring for Early Career Extension Educators: A Systems Approach to Nutrient Management

Professional Development for Extension Professionals and Educators on Land Use and Management Practice to Enhance Water Quality

Ten Ways to Reduce Nitrate Loss from Drained Lands: A Comprehensive Multimedia Outreach Package

Webinars

The Current Webinar #2: Decision Support Tools for Nutrient and Sediment Management

The Current Webinar #16: Innovative Approaches to Manure Management

The Current Webinar #23: Land Use of Riparian Ecosystems in the Northern Great Plains

The Current Webinar #27: Nitrogen Management in Tile Drained Landscapes

The Current Webinar #33: Conservation Practice Tracking for the Mississippi River Basin

Regional Resources

Best Management Practices for Pathogen Control in Manure Management Systems

The University of Minnesota provides livestock producers with the tools to help control pathogenic microorganisms on their farms. View info here.

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