Step 5: Implement plan

Having planned for success, the plan must be communicated and implemented. Putting it into action includes making sure that all people involved (e.g. staff and/or contractors) understand the plan and can do their part. For example, if there are areas to avoid when spreading fertiliser, then these need to be understood by staff or contractors doing the work. Good communication, staff training, and contractor certification all have roles in successful plan implementation.

Changes may have to be made for practical reasons – e.g. if a chosen fertiliser is not available or conditions are not suitable for application (e.g. weather and soil conditions) at the desired time. Keep a note of these changes alongside the NMP, with comments about the reasons and any further implications (e.g. changes to other fertiliser applications to achieve the correct overall nutrient applications, changes to the next fertiliser application timing, etc.).


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