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PCM RELEASES DRAFT DATA: SHOWS THAT MINIMAL TILLAGE AND SPRING NITROGEN APPLICATIONS ARE MORE PROFITABLE

IL Corn’s signature water quality and nutrient management program, Precision Conservation Management, has preliminary data to share based on its first three years of operation.  This data will help farmers minimize input costs and maximize sustainability on their acres. Dr. Laura Gentry, Director of Water Quality Research IL Corn Growers Association, stated, "This data is encouraging news - both environmentally...

The Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Podcast

University of Illinois Extension has created an Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction podcast. This podcast began in June and typically releases one episode a month. The first podcast, hosted by Todd E. Gleason, features discussion from Jonathon Copess, Dr. Laura Gentry, Jennifer Woodyard, and Haley Haverback on an introduction of why this podcast was created, what the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction...

Catalog of Soil Health Educational Resources

Soil plays a critical role in our lives - it provides nutrition in the food we eat; filters our water; cleans our air; provides habitat for wildlife and pollinators; sequesters carbon; and sustains the livelihoods of millions of farmers and ranchers worldwide who preserve and nurture this precious resource. The Soil Health Institute Communications and Education Action Team compiled the...

Planning Ahead… Strategic Residual Herbicide

Planning to plant covers this fall? Plan your residual herbicide strategy accordingly. The increased adoption of soil residual herbicides in soybeans to control herbicide resistant weeds could result in carryover into fall planted cover crops. If you plan to plant covers this fall and had to adjust your herbicide program this spring it is a good idea to recognize the...

Soil Health Profiles

A growing number of farmers and ranchers from across the country are using cover crops and soil health management systems to improve the health and productivity of their soil. “Unlocking the Secrets in the Soil"