Agricultural Nutrient Management Training Program

Various Dates Advanced Nursery/Greenhouse/Controlled Environment Nutrient Applicator Training
​This is an advanced session for nursery growers who need Applicator Voucher Credits, or to those that need nutrient management credits to maintain Consultant or Operator certification.
Dec. 6, 2017 Agricultural Nutrient Management Update
This course will provide an update on nutrient management regulations and provide information on current topics affecting the agricultural community.
Various Dates ​​Maryland Nutrient Applicator Voucher Courses
Farmers who apply nutrients to 10 or more acres of cropland are required to attend a nutrient applicator training course once every three years. Open the PDF for this year's training schedule. 
(Available Anytime)
Learn and Earn CEUs Online
The University of Maryland and other institutions provide excellent nutrient management webinars. Even if you cannot attend a session "live," you might be able to earn CEUs at a later date.
​Feb. 8, 2018 Nutrient Management Certification Examination
Exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions selected from nine knowledge areas. These include: general nutrient management; basic soil science; agricultural and environmental management; sampling testing, and analysis for nutrient assessment; basic soil fertility; fertilizer management; manure management; biosolids management; incentives and regulations.
​Various Dates Learn to Write Your Own Nutrient Management Plan
The Farmer Training and Certification workships provide opportunities for producers with cropland and pastures who use commercial fertilizer and/or manure to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations that meet Maryland Department of Agriculture regulations.

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Turfgrass Nutrient Management Program

Statewide 2017-2018
List of Professional Fertilizer Applicator Exams/Dates/Locations

Application for Professional Fertilizer Applicator Exam 
Lawn care professionals who apply fertilizer must be certified by MDA or work under the direct supervision of an individual who is certified. Open the PDF for exam date and registration form.

List of Recertification Seminars for Certified Professionals
This program is open only to currently certified Professional Fertilizer Applicators (turfgrass.) The program fulfills the 2-hour CEU requirement for PFA certificates that expire annually on June 30.