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15.20.08.00.htm 15.20.08.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 20 SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION Chapter 08 Content and Criteria for a Nutrient Management Plan Developed for an Agricultural Operation Authority: Agriculture Article, §8-801―8-806, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.20.08.01.htm 15.20.08.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter describes the:. 1) Content requirements for a nutrient management plan;. 2) Requirements for plan recommendations by a certified nutrient management consultant or certified farm operator; and3) Requirements for the implementation of a nutrient management plan by a person who manages an agricultural operation.B. A nutrient management plan prepared for an agricultural operation indicates how primary nutrients are to be managed annually on farm fields for pla
15.20.08.02.htm 15.20.08.02. 02 Incorporation by Reference.. The performance and technical standards provided in this subtitle are found in the Department of Agriculture's Maryland Nutrient Management Manual, which is incorporated by reference in COMAR 15.20.07.02.
15.20.08.03.htm 15.20.08.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meaning indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Account identification number" means the unique identifier used by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation to identify a unit of land.2) "Agricultural operation" means a business or activity that:. a) Tills, crops, keeps, pastures, or produces an agricultural product, including livestock, poultry, plants, trees, sod, food, feed, or fiber by in-gr
15.20.08.04.htm 15.20.08.04. 04 Nutrient Management―Required Plan Content.. A. A certified nutrient management consultant or certified farm operator shall prepare, and an operator shall have and implement, a nutrient management plan that conforms to the requirements in §B―G of this regulation.B. Plan Identification. A plan shall contain:. 1) The operator name and address;. 2) The account identification number or numbers for all tax maps and parcels contained in the plan;.
15.20.08.05.htm 15.20.08.05. 05 Nutrient Management ― Required Plan Recommendations.. A. A certified nutrient management consultant or certified farm operator shall address all of the elements and use the criteria described in §B―I of this regulation to determine recommendations in a nutrient management plan. A consultant's or certified farm operator's recommendations shall be consistent with the Department technical standards and criteria as provided in the Maryland Nutrient Management Manual, Sections I,
15.20.08.06.htm 15.20.08.06. 06 Nutrient Management ― Phosphorus Site Index.. A. Except as provided in §F of this regulation, if the soil sample analysis results show a phosphorus fertility index value of 150 or greater, the Phosphorus Site Index, as provided in the Maryland Nutrient Management Manual, Section II-C1, shall be used to determine the potential risk of phosphorus loss due to site characteristics.B. Low Risk of Potential Phosphorus Loss. If the risk for potential loss of phosphorus from the site
15.20.08.07.htm 15.20.08.07. 07 Nutrient Management ― Phosphorus Transition Management Phase I.. A. Except as provided in §E of this regulation, if the soil sample analysis results show a phosphorus fertility index value of 150 or greater, the Phosphorus Management Tool, as provided in the Maryland Nutrient Management Manual, Section II-C2, shall be used to determine the potential risk of phosphorus loss due to site characteristics.B. Low Risk of Potential Phosphorus Loss.. 1) If the risk for potent
15.20.08.08.htm 15.20.08.08. 08 Nutrient Management ― Phosphorus Transition Management Phase II.. A. Except as provided in §E of this regulation, if the soil sample analysis results show a phosphorus fertility index value of 150 or greater, the Phosphorus Management Tool, as provided in the Maryland Nutrient Management Manual, Section II-C2, shall be used to determine the potential risk of phosphorus loss due to site characteristics.B. Low Risk of Potential Phosphorus Loss. If the risk for potential loss of
15.20.08.09.htm 15.20.08.09. 09 Nutrient Management ― Phosphorus Management Tool.. A. If the soil sample analysis results show a phosphorus fertility index value of 150 or greater, the Phosphorus Management Tool, as provided in the Maryland Nutrient Management Manual, Section II-C2, shall be used to determine the potential risk of phosphorus loss due to site characteristics.B. Low Risk of Potential Phosphorus Loss. If the risk for potential loss of phosphorus from the site is low according to the
15.20.08.10.htm 15.20.08.10. 10 Summary Schedule ― Transition from Phosphorus Site Index to Phosphorus Management Tool.. 7-YEAR TRANSITION SCHEDULE*. Crop Year*. 2016. 2017. 2018. 2019. 2020. 2021. 2022. Average P FIV>450 (Tier C Operations. PSI. TM1. TM2. PMT. Average P FIV 300-450 (Tier B Operations. Average P FIV 150-299 (Tier A Operations. PSI ― Phosphorus Site Index. TM1 ― Transition Management Phase 1. TM2 ― Transition Management Phase 2. PMT ― Phosphorus Management Tool. The 7-Year transition per
15.20.08.11.htm 15.20.08.11. 11 Phosphorus Management Tool Transition Advisory Committee.. A. Beginning in 2015 and continuing until the Phosphorus Management Tool is fully implemented, there shall be established within the Department, the Phosphorus Management Tool Transition Advisory Committee.B. The Committee shall be chaired by the Secretary. Its membership may include the following persons:1) A member of the Senate, appointed by the President;.
15.20.08.12.htm 15.20.08.12. 12 Nutrient Management for Container or Out-of-Ground Agricultural Production ― Additional Required Plan Content.A. A certified nutrient management consultant or certified farm operator shall prepare, and an operator of container or out-of-ground agricultural production shall conform to the requirements of §B―H of this regulation, in addition to applicable requirements described in this chapter, when developing and implementing, a nutrient management plan.B. Plan Elements. A plan
15.20.08.13.htm 15.20.08.13. 13 Nutrient Management―Required Plan Recommendations for Container or Out-of-Ground Production.. A. Nutrient Recommendations. A certified nutrient management consultant or certified farm operator shall evaluate production cycles and methods and make nutrient recommendations based on at least one of the following:1) The label recommendations on fertilizer products for the plants being grown or similar plants;. 2) The recommendations of the University of Maryla
15.20.08.9999.htm 15.20.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 29, 2000 (27:10 Md. R. 967). Regulation .02 amended effective August 5, 2002 (29:15 Md. R. 1143). Regulation .03B amended effective April 16, 2001 (28:7 Md. R. 692). Regulation .04E amended effective April 16, 2001 (28:7 Md. R. 692). Regulation .05 amended effective April 16, 2001 (28:7 Md. R. 692). Regulation .06A amended effective April 16, 2001 (28:7 Md. R. 692) ―. Chapter revised as an emergency provision effectiv
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