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Nutrient Management Planning

Nutrient Management Planning

The Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Act states that landowners with 10 or more acres who land-apply plant-available nutrients or who export manure must develop and implement a Nutrient Management Plan as part of their Agriculture Water Quality Plan. Use the Nutrient Management Plan Flow Charts to determine if a Nutrient Management Plan is needed for your operation, and if so, what kind.

If a Kentucky Nutrient Management Plan (KyNMP) is required, the following tools and resources can be used to develop your plan.

To develop a KyNMP by hand or for further information, see the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension publication Kentucky Nutrient Management Planning Guidelines (KyNMP) (ID-211).

Nutrient Management Calculator(Microsoft Excel Macro Enabled Workbook)

To develop aKyNMPusing an Excel workbook, download the Kentucky Nutrient Management Calculator (v 3.5). Be sure toenable macros and the content after opening the document. Instructions are provided in the first tab of the workbook. Ifyou have a comment, suggestion, or concern about the Calculator, please email lee.moser@uky.eduor call (859) 218-4327.

Worksheet 1 – Estimating Nutrients Generated
Solids Example(PDF)
Liquids Example(PDF)


Worksheet 2 – Nutrient Balance

Worksheet 3 – Application Rates and Land Requirements(PDF)

Managing Poo Binder


UK Dairy

WKU Dairy

Morgan County Beef

The following resources may also be useful for completing a KyNMP: