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Manure Management

 Manure Management Plans

  Every farm operation in Pennsylvania that land applies manure or agricultural process wastewater (generated on the farm or received from an importer), regardless of size, is required by 25 Pa. Code Chapter 91, Section 91.36 to have and implement a written Manure Management Plan, unless your operation has already implemented an Act 38 Nutrient Management Plan. This includes hobby farms that only have 1 or 2 animals.  These plans do not need to be submitted for review and approval, but these plans must be maintained and available on site for when an agricultural inspection occurs.

  Requirements for your Manure Management Plan:

           Contact Information

           Date Developed

           Current with Operation

           Acres Available for Application are Identified

           Animal Information (Type, Number, Days on Farm per Year)

           Environmentally Sensitive Area Worksheet Completed (Surface Waters, Wells,

             Manure Management Plan Summary Completed

             Records for Crop Yields, Manure Transfers, Monthly Manure Storage Inspections

             Descriptions of Manure Storage Facilities

             Descriptions of Pasture Management Practices

             Descriptions of Animal Concentrated Areas (ACAs) including associated Best
     Management Practices (BMPs)

The District can help in identifying areas and how to appropriately plan for these areas.

                   Winter Manure Application Worksheet if applicable


      Farm Boundaries

     Field Boundaries

      Field Names and Acreages

      Location of Environmentally Sensitive Areas and Manure Setbacks

      Location of Proposed and Existing Storages

       Location of Stockpiling

       Location of all Pastures

      Location of all ACAs

      Location of Roads within and Adjacent to the Farm

Download your free electronic copy of the Manure Management Manual, the pdf link is provided below, or contact the office to pick up a hard copy.

 Download a checklist for the requirements of a Manure Management Plan.

 Click here for materials to write your manure management plan:

Contact Lauren Leinbach for any questions regarding your plan
or to schedule an on-site farm visit.

 Office Phone: 717-594-3003    Email:     

Download a copy of the

Land Application of Manure 2011-10.pdf

Manure Management for Environmental Protection