Nitrogen Management:
590 – Nutrient Management

Purpose: The Mississippi Code: 590 MS CPS Nutrient Management 2013 promotes efficient nitrogen use in agricultural production to optimize crop yields, minimize environmental impacts, and conserve natural resources. Effective nutrient management practices help reduce environmental nitrogen losses and improve nutrient-use efficiency.

Key Implementation Activities:

  1. Providing soil testing services and nutrient management recommendations to assist producers in determining appropriate fertilizer rates, timing, and placement.
  2. Offering educational programs and training workshops on nitrogen management best practices, including using nitrogen stabilizers, split applications, and precision agriculture technologies.
  3. Conducting on-farm trials and demonstrations to evaluate the efficacy of different nitrogen management strategies in diverse cropping systems.
  4. Collaborating with research institutions and industry partners to develop innovative tools and decision support systems for optimizing nitrogen use efficiency.

Producer Benefits:

  1. Increased Crop Yields: Proper nitrogen management ensures that crops receive adequate nutrients for optimal growth and development, leading to higher yields and improved profitability.
  2. Environmental Protection: Efficient nitrogen use reduces the risk of nutrient runoff and leaching, minimizing water pollution and protecting water quality in rivers, lakes, and groundwater.
  3. Cost Savings: Targeted nitrogen applications based on soil testing and crop demand help minimize fertilizer inputs and reduce production costs for farmers.
  4. Regulatory Compliance: Compliance with nutrient management regulations and guidelines ensures that agricultural operations remain in good standing with environmental agencies and promotes sustainable stewardship of natural resources.

SmartAgGro’s SmartWay Program partners with the USDA to support underserved producers through resources, financial incentives,
and marketing, targeting growth
in Mississippi.

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