What is a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan?
A CNMP is a strategy for making wise use of plant nutrients to enhance farm profits while protecting water resources, looking at how nutrients are used and managed throughout the farm.
Nutrient outputs are the ones that leave the farm in harvested crops and animal products.
When comparing nutrient inputs against nutrient outputs, you are creating a mass balance (important part of a CNMP). Ideally, nutrient inputs and outputs should be roughly the same.
2. Inventory of nutrient supply.
3. Determination of nutrient balance.
4. Mortality management.
5. Preventative maintenance and inspection.
6. Emergency response plan.