Nutrient Management Planner Software

Project Staff: 

Ann Lewandowski and Les Everett, WRC, University of Minnesota


NMP Software Promotional Flyer (.pdf)

What is the NMP software?

The Nutrient Management Planner is a computer program that runs on Microsoft Access and is designed to help ag producers and their advisors develop:

  • annual field-specific nutrient management plans for crop and livestock farms,
  • long-range strategic nutrient management plans including Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs),
  • nutrient plans that meet requirements of USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service programs, and
  • manure nutrient management plans that meet requirements of Minnesota State 7020 Feedlot Rules.

Crop recommendations generated by this software program are based on published information from the University of Minnesota Extension and are consistent with the USDA-NRCS-Minnesota 590 (Nutrient Management) Standard.

For more guidance about NRCS nutrient management planning, visit the MN NRCS Nutrient Management page.

Training Videos and Support

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More information: 

How to order NMP software

Version 4.0 is available through the University of Minnesota Bookstore. For questions, contact the U of M Water Resources Center:

System Requirements

  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Access 2010


The Nutrient Management Planner was developed jointly by the University of Minnesota Extension and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Software design and technical guidance provided by:

  • Kevin Blanchet, formerly with the University of Minnesota Extension
  • Jeff St. Ores, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Jeff King, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Leslie Everett, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Ann Lewandowski, University of Minnesota Water Resources Center

Application developed by Richard Monson, Office Support Services, Eagan, MN