ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION. Randy Young, PE Executive Director. The Problem. Water Quality Nutrient runoff – the primary concern is with Phosphorous. Phosphorous. Pros Essential element for plant and animal life Not considered a human health issue. Cons
Randy Young, PE
Essential element for plant and animal life
Not considered a human health issue
Can accumulate in and degrade the quality of freshwater streams and lakes- Eutrophication
Excessive plant growth
P usually limiting factor
Commercial fertilizer- can be mixed to any ratio; but can be expensive.
Poultry Litter– excellent sources of the essential Nutrients and provides an organic material that acts as a soil amendment; but can not be used if soil test phosphorous is high.
(P Index = Source x Transport x Precipitation x BMP)
What it does
Development and contents of a plan
In 2003 the Arkansas 84th General Assembly passed 3 laws affecting the way Arkansas manages and applies nutrients
ACT 1059:Soil Nutrient Management Planner and Applicator Certification Act.
ACT 1060:Registry of Poultry Feeding Operations.
ACT 1061:Requires Proper Application of Nutrients and Utilization of Poultry Litter in Nutrient Surplus Areas.
ACT 2294: Requires a Nutrient Management Plan for all dry litter applications; went into effect January 1 of this year.
101 East Capitol Suite 350
Little Rock, AR 72201