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Manure Management Planner Brad Joern and Phil Hess Agronomy Dept., Purdue University West Lafayette, IN Version 0.12
Welcome to Manure Management Planner. To create a new manure management plan, click the New button.
Select the operation’s state and enter the length of the new plan (1-10 years).
The General panel is the first of 10 panels where you’ll enter plan information. Click on a tab at the top to move to a different panel.
Here’s the General panel for a sample plan whose information has already been entered.
The Fields panel is where you define the operation’s crop fields.
The Soil Tests panel is where you enter soil test data for the fields that you defined on the Fields panel.
The Crops panel is where you enter each field’s crop rotation. In this 5-year example plan, 5 crops have been entered for each field.
The Storage panel is where you define the operation’s manure storage facilities.
The Animals panel is where you define the operation’s animal groups.
The Rations panel is where you select amendments that are used with the animal groups.
The Analysis panel is where the estimated manure analysis and production is displayed. You can enter your own manure analysis and production here too.
The Equipment panel is where you define the equipment used to apply manure.
The Manure Apps panel is where you plan manure field applications for the length of the plan. The calendar at top estimates when manure will exceed storage capacity (red).
The Rate Calculator can calculate application rate based on manure N, P or K and the crop’s nutrient requirements. In this example, rate is based on manure available N at application.
Once the application rate has been calculated, the number of loads, total amount applied, and acres covered are displayed and the storage inventory and field status grids are updated.
Scrolling to the right in the application grid shows the estimated amount of N (75 Lb/A) available to the crop after losses and the amount of commercial N needed (70 Lb/A).
In this sample plan, manure has been allocated for all plan years, demonstrating that the operation has sufficient acreage, seasonal land availability, storage capacity, and equipment.
Once enough information has been entered, you can generate reports. Clicking the Tools button brings up a list of MMP’s built-in reports.
MMP also supports custom reports that can be developed with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access and added in to MMP.
Here’s MMP’s nutrient needs report viewed with Microsoft Word.
Here’s MMP’s projected soil P and K report generated by Microsoft Access.
MMP can also export all plan information to an Access database or to dBASE files.
For more information or to download the current version of Manure Management Planner, go to this Web site: