Nutrient Management Program

All animal operations in Pennsylvania that generate or land apply manure, regardless of scale, are required to have a one of two types of plans: either a Chapter 91 Manure Management Plan or Act 38 Nutrient Management Plan. These plans document nutrient sources, whether through generation, storage, treatment, transfer, or land application, and aim to keep them separate from clean water resources to protect local and regional water quality. The type of plan needed is dependent upon the animal numbers or density of animals on the operation. The following resources can help you determine what type and level of planning is required:

PA Planning Summary 

What Type of Plan do You Need for Your Farm


Ben Drover, Agricultural Resource Conservationist

(610) 455-1381