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State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity

State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity On December 4, 2020, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization released the first global report on soil biodiversity: State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity. This report brings together the most current knowledge of soil life and how it supports nature and humanity. More than 300 scientists contributed to…
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Farmers needed for $4 million conservation innovation grant

A University of Illinois research team, led by Agricultural and Consumer Economics Professor David Bullock, received a $4 million award from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to implement on-farm conservation practices. The U of I project is entitled “Improving the Economic and Ecological Sustainability of US Crop Production through On-Farm Precision Experimentation.” In collaboration with Washington State University’s Extension Program and cotton,…
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Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership to host a series of virtual meetings on Conservation Drainage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2020 CONTACT: Adrienne Marino | adrienne.marino@tnc.org Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership to host a series of virtual meetings on Conservation Drainage ISAP’s mission is to create a network to support a systems approach to improve Illinois soil health and reduce nutrient loss. DEKALB, Ill. – Members of the Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership, ISAP,…
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Episode 28 – Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Podcast

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction podcast is produced by the University of Illinois Extension. Tune in to Episode 28 of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Podcast, “Managing Water at the Edge of the Field with Saturated Buffers”. This episode features Ryan Arch, Executive Director of the Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association, Inc.; Dr. Laura Christianson,…
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