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Manure Management

Agenda for Action

Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency Manure Management Guidelines

Recommendation Report of the Advisory Committee to the Cayuga County Manure Management Working Group, May 11, 2015

Map of Farms and Farmland in Cayuga County

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New York State Government Programs, Policies and Guidelines

New York State Nonpoint Source Program. NYSDEC Division of Water, 2014:
Description of New York State's approach to nonpoint source management.

Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Practice Standard: Nutrient Management Code 590. USDA-NRCS, 2013:
2013 version of the conservation practice standards for managing the amount, placement, form and timing of plant nutrients to obtain optimum yields while minimizing the risk of surface and groundwater contamination.

Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Practice Standard: Nutrient Management Code 590. USDA-NRCS, 2012:
2012 version of the conservation practice standards for managing the amount, placement, form and timing of plant nutrients to obtain optimum yields while minimizing the risk of surface and groundwater contamination.

Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Practice Standard: Nutrient Management Code 590. USDA-NRCS, 2005:
2005 version of the conservation practice standards for managing the amount, placement, form and timing of plant nutrients to obtain optimum yields while minimizing the risk of surface and groundwater contamination.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) General Permit No. GP-0-14-001. NYSDEC, 2014:
Description of the State SPDES General Permit for CAFO operations that do not discharge or propose to discharge

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) General Permit No. GP-04-02. NYSDEC, 2004:
Description of the federal Clean Water Act SPDES General Permit for CAFOs that have designed, constructed, operated and maintained Best Management Practices (“BMPs”) that discharge or propose to discharge

Compliance and Enforcement of State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permits. Technical & Operational Guidance Series (TOGS) 1.4.2. NYSDEC Division of Water, 2010:  
A guidance document providing NYSDEC staff with enforcement options and operating guidelines to implement the compliance component of the SPDES program.

Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Practice Standard: Waste Management System Code NY312. USDA-NRCS, 1999:
The conservation practice standards for planned systems which properly manage liquid and solid waste, including runoff from concentrated waste areas.

Guidelines for Review of Local Laws Affecting Nutrient Management Practices (i.e. Land Application of Animal Waste, Recognizable and Nonrecognizable Food Waste, Sewage Sludge and Septage; Animal Waste Storage/Management). New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, 2005:
Explanation of the guidelines that the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets uses in reviewing local laws affecting nutrient management to ensure that they do not place unreasonable restrictions on agricultural activity.

New York State Agricultural Statistics

2012 Census of Agriculture County Level Data, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2012:  
Agricultural statistics for every county in New York

Nutrient Management Plans

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) Fact Sheet. New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee:
Brochure describing the purposes and basic elements addressed by Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans.

Filter Strips and Grassed Waterways

National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Agriculture, Chapter 4E: Grazing Management. USEPA, 2003:
A guide to planning and utilizing riparian area pastures with a view of protecting water resources while continuing to provide livestock with grazable standing forage.

Grazing Practices: A Review of the Literature. Osmond, D.L. et al. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina University, 2007:
A literature review of grazing practices as they relate to riparian area pasture management.

Cattle Temporal and Spatial Distribution in Midwestern Pastures Using Global Positioning (A Progress Report). Bear, Douglas A. and Russell, Jim. Iowa State University, 2009:
A study of the different reasons why cattle would gravitate towards riparian areas to graze or lounge.

Northeast Region Certified Crop Advisor (NRCCA) Study Resources, Competency Area 5: Soil Conservation AEM, Filter Strips and Grassed Waterways. Cornell University, 2010:
A page from Cornell’s Certified Crop Advisor study guide providing definitions and illustrations of filter strips and grassed waterways.

Tools for Watershed Protection: Stream Buffers. NYSDEC: 
A publication on stream buffers prepared for NYSDEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program.

Vegetative Filter Strips: Application, Installation and Maintenance. Leeds, Rob et al. Ohio State University Extension:
A fact sheet on vegetative filter strips.

New Jersey Stormwater Best Practices Manual, Chapter 9.11: Standard for Vegetated Filter Strip. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 2003:
A discussion of standards for vegetated filter strips.

Enhancing Water Resources in Tompkins County: Benefits of Riparian Areas and Stream Buffers, Tompkins County Planning Department:
Tompkins County publication describing the benefits of stream buffers.

Photos of of grassed waterways from the NRCS New York Photo Gallery:
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ny/home/?cid=nrcs144p2_027319

Grassed Waterways. Green, C.H. et. al. University of Texas Extension:  
A Publication of the University of Texas Extension describing grassed waterways.