On February 28, 2019, the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation is being replaced with the Agricultural Environmental Management Code of Practice. This page is being updated to be consistent with the new regulation.
Nutrient management is about supplying crops with the amount, form, placement, and timing of nutrients (whether as manure, commercial fertilizer, or other nutrient sources) to optimize crop growth and minimize environmental risks to water quality and air quality.
Deciding What to Apply
Deciding what to apply to agricultural fields begins with knowing what resources you have in the form of soils, crops and manures. Then nutrient management decisions can be made, particularly about the ‘right’ nutrient source, the ‘right’ rate, and the ‘right place.’
Interactive tools are being developed to make information more accessible and user-friendly. This information is about managing soils, crops, and nutrient sources including manure.
Technical reports offer detailed, research-based, information on specific topics regarding nutrient management challenges and opportunities in British Columbia.