Nutrient Management Plan
Aims to protect the quality of water resources by avoiding pollution from agriculture
Nutrient Management Planning aims to protect the quality of water resources by avoiding pollution from agriculture. Our advisory staff are trained in Nutrient Management Planning (NMP) and can provide plans to meet the needs of Local Authorities and for tax relief.
We carry out detailed Nutrient Management Plans providing information on fertilisers, the soil analysis and crop requirements. Recent research carried out on over 120 intensive dairy farms indicates that some farmers could save up to €7,000 by following a Nutrient Management Plan. There would be a positive environmental impact from these farmers following the implementation of a NMP. The Nutrient Management Plan provides detailed fertiliser advice based on soil analysis and crop requirements. The starting point for a NMP is to carry out soil analysis for major plant nutrients in order to determine whether there are sufficient resources already present to grow a crop. We can also test the soil in house and provide a very fast turnaround time for soil analysis