Nutrient Management/Manure Management Tools
NRCS Tools for developing an initial nutrient management plan (form SD-CPA-7) (Note: This form is valid and available for use but is no longer maintained or updated by NRCS) or (form SD-CPA-63). Enable macros upon opening. A nutrient management plan must be developed and submitted as part of the permit application for producers seeking permit coverage for their operation.
NRCS Tools for calculating manure application rates with phosphorus assessment tool (form SD-CPA-8 or SD-CPA-63). Enable macros upon opening. Producers with EQIP contracts or using fields with elevated phosphorus levels can use one of these worksheets to calculate annual application rates. These calculations must be completed before land application of manure occurs and a copy of all calculations must be kept to comply with permit requirements.
DENR Tool for calculating manure application rates (and instruction sheet in Adobe Acrobat format). These calculations must be completed before land application of manure occurs and a copy of all calculations must be kept to comply with permit requirements.
Laboratories in South Dakota which provide testing services for soils, crops, wastewater, and manure.
Adding Field(s) to Approved Nutrient Management Plans (NMP) - additional requirements.
Manure Application Agreement (adobe document )
Proper manure management is an essential part of complying with the department's general permit. The following educational materials can assist producers in properly managing their manure.
- Best Practices: Manure Management video
- Protecting our Water video
- Straight Talk on Manure pdf file
- Calibrating Manure Spreader Application Rates - pdf file
- Manure Management Training classes through the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service
- Sampling Manure for Nutrient Management - pdf file
- Using Manure Analysis Results - pdf file
- Sampling Soils for Nutrient Management - pdf file
If you have questions about any of these management tools or if you have general questions pertaining to manure management, please contact Kent Woodmansey at (605) 773-3351.