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Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop

Nutrient management plans provide a field by field risk evaluation for sediment, phosphorus and nitrogen loss and nutrient recommendation for crop production. The workshop will demonstrate one method to develop plans for general use and is accepted for Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) practice cost share program.  The software used is open access and work on PC platforms. There is not cost.

The software can also be used by Technical Service Providers (TSP) to provide planning services for Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans for livestock producers and Conservation Activity Plans used for NRCS programs as well. For more information on TSP program see

What is the Workshop About?

Workshop will demonstrate:

1.                MapWindow GIS with MMP Tools

2.                MMP

3.                NRCS Ohio Nutrient Management Templates used for programs such as EQUIP.

The training will use a sample farm to demonstrate the utilization of these two programs to generate a plan that can be presented to NRCS for approval.

Program description and download location.

·        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 function. The version used for the workshop is dated 7/28/2015 on the website at

·        MMP Version 0.37 (25-Aug-2016) current release of the program from Purdue and is linked for download through

Two workshops are coming up:

January 25, 9:30-4:00, OSUE-Putnam County, 1206 E Second St, Ottawa, OH

February 1, 9:30-4:00, OSUE Madison County, 217 Elm St, London, OH

For more details and to register go to:

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