Best management practices (BMPs) are practices that are capable of protecting the environment while considering economic factors, availability, technical feasibility, ability to implement, and effectiveness.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is responsible for the development, promotion and evaluation of BMPs. The BMPs include mandatory label requirements and a series of optional voluntary practices. Together, these practices reduce contamination of water resources, mitigate off-target impacts and guide chemical use while considering the specific needs of farming operations.


Fertilizer BMPs


Pesticide BMPs

Pesticide Management and Handling BMPs

These BMPs outline responsible and effective procedures for pesticide use and handling that can help protect our environment, our water supplies - and ourselves.


Other BMPs