Online Turf and Landscape Nutrient Management Plan Writing School

Available: Jan 14th and 15th, 2021


Contact Urban Nutrient Management Specialist, Abigail Baxter, if you have any questions about this course.


This online course was developed by Virginia Tech faculty and Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation staff.  In this course, we walk through the core components involved in writing nutrient management plans for turf and landscape. We will cover the Standards and Criteria, Nutrient Management Regulations and Certification credentials, and plan components and requirements. The course highlights information from the Urban Nutrient Handbook and the Virginia Nutrient Management Standards and Criteria 2014.  The course is intended to help individuals in preparing for the Virginia Nutrient Management Certification exam in Turf and Landscape.  Please visit the Department of Conservation website for more information about the Nutrient Management program.


The course will cover the following outline:

I. Nutrient Management Regulations and Certification

II. Plan Overview and Requirements

III. Overview of the Standards and Criteria

IV. Nutrient Management Plan Writing Components

V. Guided Practice: Soil Test Summary and Basic Fertilizer Calculations

VI. Case Study: Guided and Independent practice


This course is presented by VCE and VA DCR.  In taking this course, it is understood that the results of the completion of this course and registration information will be shared with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Nutrient Management Program staff.

Instructor Contact Information:

Abigail Baxter, Ph.D.

Urban Nutrient Management Specialist

Division of Soil and Water Conservation

Virginia Tech & Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

Office: 804-887-8917

Cell: 804-217-2010




This training will be offered online via Zoom and Canvas.

Course Dates/Times:

January 14 – 15, 2021

9:00 am – 3:00 pm



Registration Deadline: January 7, 2021
Cost: $100
Payment Methods: Credit Cards Only
Refund Policy: Refunds are not available for this program.

What's Next?

Virginia Cooperative Extension utilizes Canvas to offer this online program. After registering for this program, you will receive a registration confirmation email with detailed instructions for accessing the Canvas platform. If you don't see a confirmation email, be sure to check your spam or junk folder.  You can also access the Canvas instructions here (use the back button on your browser to return to this page).


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