Missouri Nutrient Management Tools
Missouri Animal Feeding Operation Site Assessment Tool (AFOSITE): Uses internet based GIS on your web browser to answer questions about a piece of land you identify on a map as a possible site for an animal feeding operation.
- Am I near other permitted CAFOs?
- What watershed am I in?
- What types of soils are on this land?
- What are the state and county regulations for manure application?
These are just a few of the questions this web-based educational tool will answer for any selected land in Missouri. Results are provided in a report you can print or save on your computer.
Business Environmental Risk Management website (BERM): Uses Internet-based GIS on your web browser to evaluate environmental risk on your farm. Answers questions such as:
- What watershed am I in?
- Are there pesticide restrictions I need to be aware of?
- What types of soil are on this land?
Results are provided in a report you can print or save on your computer.
Missouri Phosphorus Index (PI): The PI is used to identify fields that have a high probability phosphorus loss in surface water runoff. The Missouri PI version 0.2 is in an Excel spreadsheet. The current version of the PI was released April 20, 2005.
- Download the Excel file with the Missouri Phosphorus Index.
- MU Guide The Missouri Phosphorus Index. Provides detailed information on how the PI works and how to use the Missouri PI.
University of Missouri Soil Test Recommendations: Includes links to a website that generates official University of Missouri soil test recommendations if you enter the appropriate soil test data. Also includes links to documentation of the equations used to calculate recommendations.
Missouri Nutrient Management Plan Generators: University of Missouri has worked with NRCS and Missouri DNR to develop nutrient management plans that meet their needs and the needs of farmers. The plan templates have been integrated into document generators that can be loaded into Purdue's Manure Management Planner (MMP).
Missouri Commercial Fertilizer Plan - Map Supplement: Uses Internet-based GIS to generate maps of your farm. These are the maps needed for an NRCS Commercial Fertilizer Management Plan. From this site you can:
- Use your internet-browser to locate your farm in Missouri.
- Delineate your farm boundary.
- Generate a file that includes an aerial picture of your farm, a topo map of your farm, a soils map of your farm, a list of the soils on your farm, and a table listing the location of your farm and the watershed(s) it lies in.
This file is formatted to be copied directly into the Missouri Commercial Fertilizer Plan Document. For more information, check out the Nutrient Management Plan Template-Commercial Fertilizer Only webpage.
Missouri Plant-available Nutrients Calculator: This web-based tool calculates plant available nutrients in manure including an estimate of plant available nitrogen (PAN). The tool also converts manure test results to desired units and estimates recommended manure application rate. Required input includes manure test results, crop fertilizer recommendation and the manure application method. A date-stamped report shows input data and reports calculate values.
- Plant-available Nutrients Calculator.
- MU Guide Calculating Plant-Available Nitrogen and Residual Nitrogen Fertilizer Value in Manure.