NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

It’s about checking all the right boxes

If you raise livestock and/or crops on any size scale the pressures are growing when it comes to the important subject of nutrient management. For larger operations nutrient management plans are no longer optional – it’s required. No matter what size of operation you run conservation and environmental factors are increasingly affecting your day-to-day agricultural operations.

Centra Sota’s Technology Services team has one of the most comprehensive sets of nutrient management resources in the state. That means you – the grower – has access to a fully certified Technical Service Provide (TSP) that can help you navigate the complex regulatory landscape when it comes to the subjects of environment and nutrient management.

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Services and deliverables

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Annual Paperwork)

Farm Planning Spreadsheet with Yearly Summary

Farm In-Season Data Analysis/Trends From Collected Testing

  • Irrigation Well Nitrates
  • Soil Nitrates
  • Tissue Samples
  • Crop Scouting
  • Manure Testing

Manure Calibrations

Scouting / Farm Field Yearly Booklet

Optional Field x Field Record Booklet

Optional Moisture Probe

Optional Farmobile data collection

Federal Level

  • USDA-NRCS Nutrient Management Plan (590) Standard
  • USDA-NRCS Pest Management Plan (595) Standard
  • USDA-NRCS Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) 102, 104, or 114
  • USDA-NRCS Environment Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Applications
  • USDA-NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Applications.

State & Country Level

  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) – Nutrient Planning Permits

What you get

TSP’s Are Here To Help

What’s more is that it’s not just about the paperwork – it’s really about the agronomy. That’s what is nice about nutrient management with Centra Sota. You have an agronomy based TSP backed by an agronomy team that can help you write a plan but also help you implement it throughout the entire year.

1000 Is The Magic Number

Any animal feeding operation (AFO) of concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) where the number of animal units total 1,000+ must have an approved nutrient management plan. We specialize in getting the plan, paperwork and permits necessary so you can concentrate on your operation.

Plan Ahead

“If you fail to plan you plan to fail.” A quote attributed to the wise Benjamin Franklin. A lot of nutrient management centers around crop planning and seasonal consulting activities like crop scouting, plant and soil nitrate sampling and irrigation well testing. Centra Sota is here to help with the plan and help you stay on course.

590’s And More…

There’s the NRCS 590 Standard but there is also the CAP 102 and 104 plans. Then you have the state agencies like MCPA. Plus, you have conservation funding programs like EQIP and CSP. It can take an “interpreter” to figure out what it all means. Centra Sota can help you decode it all and make sure you “check all the boxes.”