Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy: What Farmers Need to Know

Following the release of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) 2023 Biennial Report in December, many famers and farm advisors have been left to wonder: What does this mean for my farm? What does this mean for Illinois agriculture? What can I do to help Illinois achieve our goals? One of the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership’s (ISAP) primary efforts is to support Illinois agriculture in achieving the goals of NLRS by equipping farmers and farm advisors with the technical expertise and necessary resources to successfully transition to a profitable conservation cropping system. In this session, ISAP and University of Illinois Extension will provide an overview of the NLRS, highlight findings from the recent report, and share ISAP and Extension resources developed to support farmers in adopting farming practices which reduce nutrient loss while also building soil health.

Watch Video

Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy & Agricultural Conservation Practices

This 1-pager created by Illinois Extension, gives a brief overview of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (INLRS), highlights nutrient loss in Illinois, impacts of nutrient loss, and conservation practices that can address in-field and edge of field nutrient loss.

Download Documents

EPA Watershed Academy Learning Modules and Webcasts

EPA’s Watershed Academy holds a variety of learning modules, webcasts, and watershed management resources.

View Website

Strategy Implementation

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy guides state efforts to improve water quality at home and downstream by reducing nitrogen and phosphorus levels in our lakes, streams, and rivers. The strategy lays out a comprehensive suite of best management practices for reducing nutrient loads from wastewater treatment plants and urban and agricultural runoff.

View Website

NLRS Podcast

This monthly podcast cover topics related to the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy.

View Website