Program Area: Nutrient Management
Nutrient loss to surface waters is prevalent across the Southern Region. In addition, groundwater contamination by nitrate continues to be a major concern for domestic wells in many areas. The objective of the Nutrient Management Program is to support regional planning, collaboration and information sharing to improve nutrient management recommendations and enhance both economic and environmental outcomes in threatened and impaired watersheds.
- New Technology and Alternative Nitrogen Sources for Crops in the Southern U.S.
- Southern Region Evaluation of Alternative Nitrogen Fertilizers
- Public Agricultural Services/Soil Testing Laboratories: Their Value and Contributions in the Land Grant University
- Soil Test Calibration Work in Southern USA
- Southern Region Nutrient Management Publications by Crop
- Comparison of Land Grant University Soil Test Recommendations for Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium
- Soil Testing in the Southern Region
- Link to Phosphorus BMP Factsheets
The Southern Region Nutrient Management Program Team met to produce a comprehensive summary of southern region states' nutrient management regulations, planning and training, and P-indices. The resulting publication is titled: Comparing ratings of the southern phosphorus indices. To see the summary and supporting presentations, please select from the following:
- Nutrient Management Planning Summary
- Introduction: NIFA Nutrient Management Working Meeting, May 4 and 5, 2004
- Phosphorus Loss (Risk) Indexes in the Southern Region
- Nutrient Management Planning in Alabama
- Interstate Phosphorus Issues: A Perspective from Arkansas
- Nutrient Management Training for Technical Service Providers in Florida
- Nutrient Management Planning in Georgia
- Nutrient Management Planning in Kentucky
- Louisiana's Nutrient Management Educational/Research Programs
- Nutrient Management, Mississippi 2004
- New Mexico - CAFO PLANNING: The Job Ahead
- Nutrient Management in North Carolina
- Oklahoma Nutrient Management Program
- Oklahoma: Phosphorus Risk Index Quantitative vs. Qualitative. Which is Appropriate? Which is Best?
- South Carolina Nutrient Management Rules, Regulations, and Implementation Strategies
- Nutrient Management Issues in Tennessee
- Nutrient Management in Texas
The Southern Region Nutrient Management Program Newsletter. This newsletter highlights the synthesis of research and outreach efforts in nutrient management across the southern region.
- September 2011 Newsletter
- January 2008 Newsletter
- January 2007 Newsletter
- January 2006 Newsletter
- April 2005 Newsletter
The Nutrient Management Program Team has compiled the following quantitative indicators of program outcomes and outputs within the Southern Region.
- Estimated reductions in fertilizer N & P applied: 6,375,000 lbs
- Land area impacted by nutrient management plans: 960,000 acres
- Adoption of Soil Testing BMP by ag producers: frequency increased by 60% on 97,000 acres
- Nutrient Management educational events conducted: 2250
- Individuals trained/educated through targeted programs: 180,000
- Educational resources distributed (web-based and hardcopy): 260,000
For information on additional Land Grant University programs and research in Southern Region states addressing nutrient management, return to the home page, select a state and choose from Target Themes.