Checking Best Management Practices
This Code can be used to check that best management practices for nutrient budgeting and nutrient management planning are being followed. Requirements for each process may be set by a Regional Council. For example, where fertiliser application over a certain level requires a nutrient budget and/or nutrient management plan to be undertaken.
This Code assists land managers, alone or with the help of a fertiliser consultant, to follow the steps that may be required by a Regional Council in a specific situation.
Requirements may include:
- Nutrient Management Plan specific objectives
- evidence that environmental risks have been assessed
- a list of the legal and industry requirements which are relevant to the identified nutrient management activities undertaken on the property
- an appropriate nutrient budget (to determine your specific nutrient situation and next steps)