Delaware Nutrient Management Commission moves to close phosphorus monitoring loophole
January 11, 2023 by Paul Kiefer, Delaware Public Media
Delaware’s Nutrient Management Commission – responsible for regulating use of fertilizers like poultry waste to limit groundwater pollution – voted to move forward with rare changes to the state’s nutrient management rules this week.
Nutrient Management Program Director Chris Brosch says the state only changes nutrient management rules roughly once every ten years – roughly the pace of advances in soil science.
He says the most notable proposed change would close a loophole that could allow consultants hired by farmers to create state-mandated nutrient management plans to skip an assessment of phosphorus risks. | READ MORE