All farms in Pennsylvania need a written plan documenting manure and fertilizer amounts on fields. While documenting where and how much manure was applied to fields is required, that is not all that is required in a written plan. The Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Program and PA’s Manure Management Plan requirements are not the same. The names are not interchangeable.
Animal operations with different densities of animals need to be aware of and in compliance with the regulations. These programs both deal with manure and fertilizer on farming operations, but the requirements are different.
All agricultural operations in PA are regulated and required to have written management plans, but some operations are held to tighter standards than others, so the written plan requirements are different. Contact Shelly or Beth (email links) or your County Conservation District for additional explanation.