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Monday, March 14, 2016

Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Today I attended a meeting on the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy.  It looks like the information push is on; there was an article in FarmWeek News this week.  The meeting went over what can be done to reduce nitrogen loss and phosphorous loss.  Then  there was a discussion on programs available.  The final presentation was on drainage water management.

One of the things that caught my eye is that water testing is available so you can have your drainage water tested for nitrates.  I have always thought this was a good idea, but never got anyone to do it because I had to charge for it.  Click on the link to find out how to collect you samples and where to take them.  The testing is confidential, but gives yo an idea whether or not you need to do something about nitrogen management on your farm.

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