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Review And Renewal Of A Plan

Nutrient Management Plan

A nutrient management plan should be reviewed by the farm unit operator annually to ensure that it is still relevant and to recognize and account for any deviation from the plan indicated in records kept of actual events.

All nutrient management plans must be renewed every five years. Renewal means to make amendments to the nutrient management plan to account for changes over the last five years and to prepare for events over the next five years. Should any of the following situations occur than the nutrient management plan must be renewed at that point, which is before the end of the five-year cycle.

Situations requiring early renewal of a nutrient management plan:
  • The end of a year in which there is an increase of 20% or more in the quantity of prescribed materials received at the farm unit since the first year of the nutrient management plan.
  • The end of a year in which, due to a change in the cropping system at the farm unit for there is a decrease of 20% or more in crop removal of nitrogen and phosphorus provided by the nutrients received since the first year of the nutrient management plan. The "Chart Showing Groups of Crops with Equivalent Crop Removals" will help to determine when this has occurred and this chart is being developed.
  • The end of a year in which there is a decrease in land available for the application of prescribed materials on the farm unit of more than 10%, amounting to a decrease of at least 2 hectares since the first year of the nutrient management plan.

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P.O. Box 357
74 Sylvia Street.
Mitchell, Ontario.
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