2009 Nutrient Management
Protocol for Ontario Regulation 267/03 Made under the Nutrient Management
Part 2 - Defining Your Operations
2.1 Defining Farm Units For Agricultural Operations
When submitting a nutrient management strategy ("NMS")
or a nutrient management plan ("NMP") for approval a declaration
has to be made that identifies all the land and any facilities in
the farm unit. The Farm Unit Declaration Form, which is found at
of Ontario Central Forms Site is used to make this declaration.
One form is required for each farm unit declared and where an operation
identifier has been provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Affairs ("OMAFRA"), it must be recorded
on the Farm Unit Declaration Form.
With a NASM plan, the farm unit declaration will need to identify
all the fields that are part of the plan. NASM plans are required
for all farms where category 2 or 3 NASM is applied to fields or
stored in a NASM storage facility regardless of whether there are
any animals on the farm. However, a NASM plan only deals with those
areas of the farm unit where NASM is land applied or stored. (Note
there are some exceptional cases where a NASM plan may be required
in relation to category 1 NASM).
Throughout this document a reference to a farm unit refers to a
farm unit on which an agricultural operation is carried out.