Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop
For Certified Crop Advisers who would like to become a NRCS Certified Nutrient Management Plan Provider Planner or NRCS/SWCD personnel or others wanting to use MMP software.
MapWindow GIS is an open source GIS product that is used to develop nutrient management plans by defining fields and farms then downloading spatial data such as soil types which provide base information needed for MMP is Nutrient Plan development. Data generated is exported to MMP through the MMP tools which have been added. The version used for the workshop is dated January 10, 2014 and is available through http://www.purdue.edu/agsoftware/mmp/ (See Right hand of page)
- MMP Version 0.34 is the current version of the program from Purdue and is linked for download through http://www.purdue.edu/agsoftware/mmp/ .
- The current templates for Ohio plans that work with MMP have been developed by NRCS State Agronomist Mark Scarpitti can be found at http://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/treemenuFS.aspx. The templates will be provided on the workshop disk given out during the workshop.
Please plan to bring a laptop along with you with the programs installed. A session is offered at the start of the day before the program begins if you need assistance with this.Agenda:
8:30 Help provided installing MapWindow GIS and MMP if needed.
9:40 Using Map Window GIS and MMP Tools
- The farm visit checklist
- Getting Started with MMP
- Missouri Clipper defining, downloading and importing
- Field Boundaries through MapWindow and Importing shape files
- Adding water features
- Identifying other resource concerns
- Exporting to MMP
11:30 Introduction to MMP
1:00 Starting with MMP
- Fields Tab
- Assessment Tab
- Soil Test Tab
- Crops Tab with RUSLE2
- Nutrient Management Tab
3:15 Demonstration of Ohio NRCS Templates for Nutrient Management Plans
Preregistration required by 7 days prior to workshop date at
Workshop fee covered by USEPA GLRI Grant Number 00E01145
Limited to 12 participants. Lunch will be on your own.
Session Resourced by:
Greg LaBarge, Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems, Ohio State University Extension