Maryland Department of Agriculture and University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have released a new and easier to use software program to help track and report nutrient applications. Nutrient Management Reporter for Maryland (NuMan Reporter) is a Windows-based software program that meets the reporting requirements of the state’s Nutrient Management Program.
In announcing the new release, Ag Secretary Roger Richardson said, "Our goal is to make nutrient management reporting as easy and efficient as possible for farmers and nutrient management consultants."
Maryland regulations require farmers to maintain a current plan and file an annual implementation report with MDA by March 1 of each year. These reports describe how farmers implemented their nutrient management plans during the previous cropping season.
NuMan Reporter simplifies the reporting process and works in conjunction with the nutrient management software programs, NuMan MD and NuMan Pro. It allows your to edit files, confirm recommended nutrient application rates and input actual field nutrient applications. You can use it even if don’t have NuMan MD or NuMan Pro.
Individuals familiar with NuMan MD or NuMan Pro should find the software fairly easy to use. And, a "Help" file is built into the program to assist first-time users. If you want a little extra assistance in learning the program, Maryland Cooperative Extension will be offering workshops at locations throughout the state.
You can download the software, free of charge, from the AGNR web site at www.agnr.umd.edu/users/numan/reporter/.
To order a free CD of NuMan Reporter or obtain information on training workshops, contact the MCE Nutrient Management Program at 301-405-1318 or the Maryland Nutrient Management Program at 410-841-5959.