Certified Technical Specialist Resources
In an effort to address questions from technical specialists and provide uniform interpretations to technical specialists regarding the requirements of the animal waste management rules, the 1996 session of the General Assembly created an interagency committee. The SB 1217 Interagency Group consists of two (2) representatives from each of the following agencies: the Division of Soil and Water Conservation (DSWC); the Division of Water Quality (DWQ), the Department of Agriculture (NCDA&CS); and Cooperative Extension Service (NCCES), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), United States Department of Agriculture.
Nutrient management is a process that involves defining the nutrient needs of crops, and determining the best method to provide the amount, sources, placement and timing of fertilizer and manure applications to maximize nutrient uptake of the crop, and improve yields. Implementation of nutrient management plans should protect the environment, maintain crop productivity, and increase profitability. This website has many resources technical specialists need to write plans.