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Farm Evaluation and the Nitrogen Management Plan now available

Farm Evaluation and the Nitrogen Management Plan now available

The Rice Waste Discharge Requirements (Rice WDR) Farm Evaluation (FE) and Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) are now live on the CalRiceNews.org Website. Both the FE and NMP must be completed by 1 March.

New for 2016:

  • The NMP is added to the web-based template
  • New design with onscreen pop-ups providing specific instructions
  • Instruction pages are more accessible and printable
    • We recommend you print and keep for reference while completing the FE and NMP
  • Ability to do unlimited editing until the FE and NMP site closes

Go to CalRiceNews.org:

  • Click on WDR
  • To complete the Farm Evaluation
  • To complete the Nitrogen Management Plan
    • On the right side of the screen, Click on the Start NMP button
  • For both the FE and the NMP, enter the last seven digits of your pesticide use permit number (restricted materials permit or private applicator number in some counties)

Rice acreage in the Sacramento Valley has low vulnerability from nitrogen impacts to groundwater. As a result, rice has the most minimal requirement. Rice growers must provide a NMP if inspected. Therefore, the CRC developed a planning tool for growers to utilize.

You need to complete the FE before moving onto the NMP. Both will require reporting of your farming practices from the previous year. The current year NMP is your planning tool.

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Farm Evaluation/Nitrogen Management Plan Reporting Deadlines

Farm Evaluation/Nitrogen Management Plan Reporting Deadlines

The due date for the Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan reporting, for the 2018 crop year, was March 1. We are extending the due date to allow full compliance for this regulatory reporting requirement. The Rice Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) reporting website will remain open to July 31 to allow compliance through the end of planting and the application season. We are also sending non-compliance reminder letters to specific individuals.

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