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Nutrient loss reduction efforts include outreach, watershed planning

Nutrient loss reduction efforts include outreach, watershed planning   There’s plenty of nutrient loss management research data available, but it doesn’t do much good if it isn’t disseminated to farmers to show there’s proof in the pudding. That’s where University of Illinois Extension and other partner organizations come in.  I recently spoke with AgriNews about…
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Strategies to Reduce Nitrate Loss from Tile-Drained Cropland

Strategies to Reduce Nitrate Loss from Tile-Drained Cropland The recently released Illinois EPA and Department of Agriculture biennial report on Illinois’ Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) showed that nitrate and phosphorus loads, in addition to water flows, have increased statewide since 2013. While it may appear there has been no progress in reducing nutrient runoff,…
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Building Evidence on Soil Health for Illinois

To ensure a sustainable future for the land there’s one place more and more farmers know they can turn: the soil beneath their feet. American Farmland Trust partnered with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service on four new case studies that show healthier soil on farmland brings economic benefits to farmers and environmental benefits to both farmers and…
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