Resources

Nutrient Management Strategy/Plan Development

Nutrient Management Strategies (NMS) and Plans (NMP) that are required by O.Reg 267/03 must be prepared by a certified person. Please refer to the Certification and Licensing resources for more information.

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Streamlined Review Process

Resources and documents for submitting a NMS through the Streamlined Review Process

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Recognized Consultant Program

Interested in becoming a Recognized Consultant? Get resources and documents for applying to the Program

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Amendments

Information on what is an amendment and resources for submitting NMS amendments

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Forms

Need a form to include with your NMS/P? Or send in after your submission?

Need help with Nutrient Management Strategies and Plans?

The following tools can be used in the development of a complete Nutrient Management Strategy and Plan. The tools are encouraged to ensure all required information is included in a clear concise manner.

AgriSuite

AgriSuite is a free software program that is used to prepare a Nutrient Management Strategy and Nutrient Management Plan. Please consider the How to Prepare a Nutrient Management Strategy and Plan Using NMAN course to better understand the software and all its functionality.

Attention Mac users: You might have issues accessing AgriSuite online. The latest internet browser, Safari 12, does not support Silverlight on which AgriSuite is built. Learn more.

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Videos are part of the How to Prepare a NMS/P Using NMAN course.

Create a New File

Add a Farm Unit

Add Material Storage System

Add Storage

Utilization

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Videos are part of the How to Prepare a NMS/P Using NMAN course.

Field Properties

Field Inputs

Addressing BMP Flags

AgMaps

AgMaps is a free GIS tool that can be used to collect information on a property and create a farmstead sketch or field sketch.

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Find Location

Map Layers

Measuring Tools

Simple Markup and Printing

Computer Generated Markup for Farmstead/Field Sketch

 Nutrient Management Strategy Job Aid

Summarizes the steps to completing and managing a Nutrient Management Strategy.

 Nutrient Management Plan Job Aid

Summarizes the steps to completing and managing a Nutrient Management Plan.

 Overview of the Operation Template

Use this template to ensure you provide all the required information in the Overview of the Operation in a clear concise manner.

 Farmstead Sketch Checklist

Use this tool as a check to ensure all the required information is included on your farmstead sketch.

 Updated Livestock Tables

Copy of the tables that are used in the AgriSuite Software and the Regulation. The tables are used to give an indication of available nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium from various livestock types.

Site Assessment Training

A comprehensive training module that provides guidance on how to complete a site assessment to ensure all requirements of the Regulation and Protocol are met in a consistent manner.

Nutrient Loading

Information on phosphorus fertility planning for fields and what to do when nutrient loading is a concern.

Housing Capacity

Barn capacity considerations to make when preparing a Nutrient Management Strategy and when you need to provide more information.

Reviewed 07/11/2019

Contact

Business Development Centre
University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus
120 Main St. E
Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0