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Nutrient Management Tools and Resources

Rhode Island Nutrient Management Workbook: Training Manual, MS Excel Workbooks (livestock, turf, and vegetable / specialty crop versions), other links

Nutrient Management Guidelines for Turfgrass Sod Production in Southern New England

This work is a result of cooperative agreements between the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension Water Quality Program (Dept. Natural Resources Science) and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Rhode Island. www.ri.nrcs.usda.gov

For more information contact Holly Burdett, URI CE Water Quality Program: hburdett@uri.edu, (401) 874-2249

Rhode Island Nutrient Management Workbook & Training Manual:

These tools were originally developed by the University of Vermont Extension and adapted for Rhode Island Farms by the URI Cooperative Extension Water Quality Program in cooperation with USDA NRCS Rhode Island.

The RI Nutrient Management Workbooks meet the USDA NRCS RI Nutrient Management Practice Standard (590) and include elements for Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) documentation.


Training Manual: Developed November 2011 and updated June 2013

Entire Manual_June 2013 - 10 MB


Getting Started _June 2013

Session I_June 2013

Session II_June 2013

Session III_June 2013

Session IV_June 2013

Session V _June 2013

Manual Cover _June 2013


URI Nutrient Management Workbooks (MS Excel) Updated May 2013

URINMP_Livestock_ May2013 - Livestock master (1997-2003 or newer)

URINMP_Turf&Crop_May2013 - Turf / Crop master (1997-2003 or newer)

URINMP_Vege&SpecialtyCrop_May2013 - Vegetable / Specialty Crop master (2007 or newer version required)

Other Links:

RI NRCS Electronic Field Office Technical Guide -

Click on Section III, Guidance, Tools to view and download related tools such as the Rhode Island Phophorus Index, N-Leaching Index Map, RUSLE2

Click on Section IV, Conservation Practices to view and download the RI NRCS 590 Nutrient Management Practice Standard.

University of Vermont Extension - Nutrient Management Course, Workbook and Training Manual which has been revised February 2013 to include a new nutrient management planning web application - goCrop - and mobile recordkeeping app (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch). Available in Apple's App Store in May 2013.


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Nutrient Management Guidelines for Turfgrass Sod Production in Southern New England

This work is a result of a partnership with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Karl Guillard, Turfgrass Science Program and focuses on the use of objective methods to guide nitrogen fertilization in turfgrass sod production. This work is in cooperation with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Rhode Island.


Technical Guides: University of Connecticut, Dept. Plant Science and Landscape Architecture - Updated June 2013:

Recommendations to Guide Phosphorus and Nitrogen Fertilization for Sod Production in Southern New England

Reflectance Meters to Guide N Fertilization of Turf Sod

Tissue Tests to Guide N fertilization of Turf Sod: Clippings Total N test

The Verdure Sap Nitrate Test to Guide Fall N Fertilization of Turf Sod

Frequent Soil Nitrate Test (FSNT) to Guide N Fertilization of Kentucky Bluegrass Sod

New June 2013:

Guide to the GreenSeeker RT100 Data Collection and Mapping System to Guide Nitrogen Management of Sod Crops


Presentations: by Dr. Karl Guillard, University of Connecticut:

February 2012: New England Sod Producers Annual Meeting - New England Turfgrass Conference, Providence, RI

February 2011: RI Sod Producers Workshop, West Kingston, RI

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