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COMPREHENSIVE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLANS AND THE TOOLS USED TO DEVELOP THEM IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 418-426 in the Ninth International Animal, Agricultural and Food Processing Wastes Proceedings of the 12-15 October 2003 Symposium (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA), Publication Date 12 October 2003. 701P1203.(doi:10.13031/2013.15278)
Authors: S. T. Henry, R. W. Kloot, M. Evans, and G. Hardee
Keywords: CNMP, comprehensive nutrient management plans, nutrient management, manure management, AFOWizard©, AFOPro©
Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs) are required to meet both USDA-Natural
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and regulatory requirements. Workload constraints have
led to the need for tools to be developed to assist in the development of these plans. Through a
partnership, the Earth Sciences and Resource Institute at the University of South Carolina (ESRIUSC)
and the NRCS in South Carolina (NRCS-SC), have developed a suite of tools that work
within the universe of the NRCS Customer Service Toolkit (CST) (USDA-NRCS, 1997, Eckblad
et al., 1998). These tools include the use of ArcView GIS for geospatial data; (2) AFOWizard,
an Excel workbook with imported GIS data for nutrient budgeting and allocation; and (3) a
template document in Microsoft Word. This document brings together all of the required criteria
as given in the Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning Technical Guidance (USDANRCS,