The Best Management Practices (BMP) Guide is
designed to help growers identify and promote exceptional management practices,
methods and procedures. These management practices can be implemented
regardless of nursery size or location and empowers container and field-grown
plant producers to operate at a higher level of efficiency and
effectiveness while implementing proactive management practices necessary to
produce plants with minimal environmental impact.
This ever-popular guide has become recognized as
the undisputed benchmark for horticultural BMPs in the U.S. with more than
6,000 copies in use today. The Best Management Practices Guide, v 1.0 was
published in 1996 with an updated v 2.0 printed in 2007. Version 3.0 has
been updated to include the latest best management practices, an enhanced irrigation section and two new sections - Constructed Wetlands: A How To Guide For Nurseries, as well
as information on the RMA Crop Protection Insurance Program.
In addition, printed copies of v 3.0 will be available
later this year. This industry guide is currently being translated to
Spanish and will also available later this year on the SNA website and in print.
The Best Management Practices Guide v 3.0 is a valuable reference tool and is FREE to the industry
- for viewing! Printed copies will be available later this year at a
nominal charge to cover shipping and handling.
Funding for this update project is made possible
by the USDA's Risk Management Association (RMA) in cooperation with the
North Central IPM Center at the University of Illinois. RMA’s mission is to
promote, support, and regulate sound risk management solutions to preserve
and strengthen the economic stability of America’s agricultural producers.
As part of this mission, RMA operates and manages the Federal
Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). RMA was created in 1996; the FCIC was
founded in 1938.
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