Land application of manure

Spreading manureEveryone who applies manure to cropland must observe application setbacks to water features and apply at agronomic rates.

Whenever a feedlot owner applies for a permit they are required to develop and maintain a manure management plan (MMP). Development of a MMP is recommended for all those that apply manure to ensure they utilize the nutrients properly: not only to protect water quality but to also ensure they are minimizing their costs for commercial fertilizers.

Manure management plan tools

File Spreadsheet - MPCA Manure Management Planner (wq-f6-12)

Notes: You must save this file to your computer for it to work correctly. Does not work on Mac. (v. 8.1)

Resources for small farms and those not required to have a MMP

Recordkeeping

Land application practices

Other resources