A new nutrient management certification has been offered. The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and the International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) program announced the new specialty certification in 4R Nutrient Management Planning (NMP).
Environmental and resource management concerns require farmers have access to advanced knowledge in improved water quality and environmental stewardship. The ICCA Program 4R Nutrient Management Planning (4R NMP) Specialty Certification meets this demand.
The 4R NMP Specialty Certification is currently available in six states – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin – with plans to expand in the near future. Certified crop advisers (CCAs) are eligible to apply for this certification.
Proficiency areas tested include nutrient management planning; nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium; secondary macronutrients and micronutrients; and manure management.