What is a Manure Management Plan?
A Manure Management Plan (MMP) determines manure and fertilizer application rates for each crop group, as well as manure application setbacks from environmentally sensitive areas.
Who needs a Manure Management Plan?
All farming operations, regardless of size, that generate or land apply manure or agricultural process wastewater. This includes:
- Generated and imported manure and wastewater
- Operations with livestock, even if no manure is mechanically spread on fields
- All operations with pastures or animal concentration areas (ACAs)
- Small hobby farms (goats, sheep, llamas, etc.) and horse operations
What goes into a Manure Management Plan?
- Acres of operation available to land apply manure
- Animals on operation
- Farm maps
- Crop rotation
- Manure application rates
- Location of environmentally sensitive areas (streams, wells, ponds, etc.) and setbacks for applying manure near these areas
- Winter application requirements
- Manure storage facility information
- Manure stockpiling or stacking requirements
- Animal Concentration Area (ACA) identification (barnyards, feedlots, exercise lots, etc.)
- Record keeping sheets
Does this apply to your operation?
Lebanon County Conservation District can assist you in completing your own MMP! Contact Emily Collins, 717-277-5275 ext. 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to arrange a meeting.