Summary as passed House:
Nutrient management. Provides that the Department of Conservation and Recreation operate a voluntary nutrient management program to assist owners and operators of agricultural land and turf to effectively manage and apply nutrients to their land. In developing the program, the Department is to begin testing the software for assisting owners and operators of agricultural lands and turf by July 1, 2013, and begin full implementation by July 1, 2014. The development of the software may be deferred until funds become available.
Summary as introduced:
Nutrient management. Directs up to 10 percent, but not more than $150,000 annually, from the Natural Resources Commitment Fund to the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Nutrient Management Training and Certification Fund for the development and support of the Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan Program. Specifically, the funds will be used to develop web-based planning software and training materials for those implementing nutrient management plans on their lands.