May 7 2024

Farmers planning to use chemigation (fertigation) to apply fertilizer or other chemicals to crops have a deadline of June 1, 2024, for permit renewal from the Lower Loup Natural Resources District. Completed chemigation permit applications must be received by the Lower Loup NRD on or before that date.

The fee for chemigation permit renewal is $30 for each renewal application submitted. Applications received after June 1 will be treated as a new application.

New permit applications require a $100 fee and an inspection by an LLNRD technician. New and renewal permits expire the June after the year they were issued – chemigation permits issued in 2024 will expire on June 1, 2025. 

Emergency permits are $500 and expire after 45 days.

Applications are available at the Lower Loup NRD Headquarters, 2620 Airport Drive, in Ord. They are also available at Natural Resources Conservation Service offices and can be downloaded at here.

Contact the Lower Loup NRD at (308) 728-3221 for more information.