Sustainable farming practices conserve soil, build long term soil tilth, protect surface and groundwater resources and reduce input costs for the producer. Some of these practices include preventing soil erosion and compaction, building soil organic matter content, monitoring soil nutrient levels and adjusting fertilizer timing and rate applications, for maximum plant use. All of these affect the quality and quantity of crop production which can result in greater farm profits. These publications explain new research and Best Management Practices (BMPs) in sustainable nutrient management.
- Crop and Fertilizer Management Practices to Minimze Nitrate Leaching (MT201103AG - pdf)
- Soil Nutrient Management on Organic Grain Farms in MT (EB0200 - pdf)
- From Conventional to Organic Cropping: What to Expect During the Transition Years (MT200901AG - pdf)
- Sustainable Agriculture, Nutrient Focus (Nutrient Management Module 15 - pdf)
- Best Management Practices for Nitrogen Fertilizer From CSU Cooperative Extension (pdf)
- Best Management Practices for Phosphorus Fertilizer From CSU Cooperative Extension (pdf)
- Nitrates in Soil and Ground Water Under Irrigated Crops (Fertilizer Fact 9)