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A manure management plan (MMP) helps you plan manure applications to optimize your yields and profits.
A manure management plan (MMP) helps you identify:
The amount of manure your operation produces
The manure's nutrient concentration
The number of acres required for land application
The optimum amount of manure to apply to each available acre.
Iowa law requires that a manure management plan be submitted to the DNR for confinement feeding operations meeting any of the following criteria:
The operation has an animal unit capacity of more than 500 animal units and the operation was constructed or expanded after May 31, 1985;
The operation proposes to construct a manure storage structure and will have an animal unit capacity of more than 500 animal units; or,
A person applies manure from a confinement feeding operation located outside of Iowa on land in Iowa (does not apply if the operation’s capacity is 500 animal units or less).
Manure management plans are not required for open feedlots, except when specifically required as part of a permit or an agreement with the DNR. Owners of a combination open feedlot and confinement operation must file an MMP for the confinement operation if the confinement facilities have capacity for more than 500 animal units.
Any field that will receive manure applications will need to be soil tested prior to developing a manure management plan and must be retested every four years.
Iowa law requires that a manure management plan be submitted to the DNR.
An MMP from Precision Management Services not only aligns your plan with current regulations, it provides you with everything you need to help your manure application drive increased yields and profitability on your farm. We will assist you with the entire process—from soil testing to developing, updating, and maintaining an MMP for your farm.
Your farm’s manure is a valuable asset . . . if it’s precision applied within the law. Precision Management services will assist you in drafting an MMP—from initial soil testing to maintaining yield growth with year-to-year updates.