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Advancing Improved Management of Nitrogen in Minnesota with the Best Management Practices (BMPs) Publications

Start Date: 2008
Principal Investigator: John Lamb
Organization: University of Minnesota, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
Status: Complete

Background Info

University of Minnesota Extension has published Best Management Practices (BMPs) for nitrogen since the 1990s. These updated recommendations are based on results from research experiment stations to ensure they are technically sound and likely to be adopted by growers. The U of M has divided the state into five major BMP regions; southeastern, south central, southwestern / west central, northwestern, and coarse textured (sandy) soil in central and northeastern Minnesota. Each region of the state has specific nitrogen BMP recommendations. Please note that not all soils in this region are coarse textured but the agricultural land generally fits into this category.


Revise the original BMP’s and publish them.

Key Findings

Visit the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Nitrogen BMP webpage to learn more about each region’s nitrogen BMP recommendations.

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