Nutrient Management

James Adkins and Amy Shober in a field with a green tractor

Applied research and education programs conducted by the UD Nutrient Management Program are designed to assist Delaware’s agricultural and horticultural producers improve nutrient use efficiency to increase profitability, while protecting and improving environmental quality.

The University of Delaware Nutrient Management Program works closely with the Delaware Nutrient Management Commission to offer certification and continuing education programs in accordance with the 1999 Delaware Nutrient Management Act.

The certification program promotes the proper handling of nutrients to improve water quality while maintaining profitability for producers. The UD Nutrient Management Program provides many certification and continuing education opportunities to help individuals obtain and maintain certification with the State.

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for Delaware Nutrient Management Continuing Education

This form is for use by individuals seeking credit for a past program or a program you, an individual certified by the Delaware Nutrient Management Program, attended that was not pre-approved for Delaware Nutrient Management continuing education credits (CEUs).

This form is for use by program organizers seeking Delaware Nutrient Management Continuing Education Credits for upcoming programs only. 

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Click the button below to identify your preferred Delaware Nutrient Management Continuing Education email list(s). These content specific email lists will be used to provide information on upcoming educational opportunities being offered for Delaware Nutrient Management Continuing Education credits. Personal information collected with this survey will not be shared outside the UD Nutrient Management Program.

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Tools & Templates

  • Delaware Animal Waste Management Plan Fillable Template (PDF)
    This template is available for poultry and livestock operations to write a Delaware Animal Waste Management Plan. Individuals who are certified as a Nutrient Generator can write their own Animal Waste Management Plan unless they meet the criteria to become a permitted CAFO. This template will help individuals estimate manure production on their operation and offer space for record keeping.