A nutrient management plan should be implemented for any farm in operation. Nutrient management seeks to balance nutrient application and crop removal of nutrients, while attempting to prevent excess nutrient runoff from entering groundwater and waterways.   Voluntary nutrient management plans can help all farmers manage nutrients, improve farm profits, protect the environment, and provide some protection from liability.

The District is dedicated to helping farmers and landowners in preserving our natural resources for future generations in Wayne County. Below is a list of some of our Ag activities:

•  Information and education outreach
•  Nutrient Management Plan development and review
•  Complaint response and investigation
•  Best management practices planning and implementation
•  Compliance assistance

Nutrient Management Act 38-

The Wayne Conservation District has a Level II delegated agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection to participate in the Nutrient Management Program (Act 38).

The PA Nutrient Management Act Requires all concentrated animal operations (CAOs) or animal operations that have 2,000 pounds or 2.0 AEUs(AEU-1000 pounds of animal on a typical production day) per acre available for manure to develop and submit a nutrient management plan to the conservation district for review and approval.  Available acreage includes all rented and owned crop, hay and pasture land.   While farms classified as CAOs are required to have and implement nutrient management plans, all other farms are encouraged to voluntarily participate in the program.

Nutrient Management Website Links

 http://panutrientmgmt.cas.psu.edu/

 http://soilmap.psu.edu/  Penn State soil map site

 http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/