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Nutrient Management

State law under RSA 431:33 requires the department to respond to complaints involving the mismanagement of manure, agricultural compost and chemical fertilizer.

The Division coordinates inspections to sites where these materials are suspected of causing environmental contamination or nuisance type problems. The Department has published and distributes a Manual of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Agriculture in New Hampshirepdf file. Complaint resolution focuses on non-punitive methods.

The Division administers the Agricultural Nutrient Management (ANM) grant program to assist agricultural land and livestock owners with efforts to minimize adverse effects to waters of the state by providing financial assistance with implementing Best Management Practices that prevent or mitigate water pollution or help manage agricultural nutrients including fertilizer, manure and compost. Applicants may apply for grants up to $5,000.

**Seeking Public Input on Draft Wetlands BMP Manual**

This Draft BMP pdf file is being vetted for public comment with the Draft NHDES Wetland Rules.

Please note that the BMP criteria and definitions are subject to changes as are the Draft rules.

Please check out the NHDES Rules Website for updates on public meetings.

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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109