Land application of manure

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

When a feedlot owner applies for a permit, they must 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, protect water quality, and minimize their cost 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. 9.0)

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

Recordkeeping

Land application practices

Other resources