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Best Management Practices

You make your living from the land. 

 

You have been raised in the country, you’ve worked with Mother Nature all your life, and you understand that if you want the same sort of life for your children, you must preserve and conserve what is in you care.

 

Best management practices are the techniques and methods farmers use to take the best care of the soil, water, air, plants, and animals around them. IL Corn wants to partner with you to help you understand the best science, the best techniques, the best opportunities to care for your natural resources. 

We have programming that will help you test your water for nutrient levels, try out cover crops for the first time, and apply nitrogen in the most responsible way.  Our programming in this area continues to grow!  Please stay plugged in with us to keep learning and growing as a conservationist.

WATER TESTING IS EVEN EASIER THAN BEFORE!

June 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Among the updates to the www.ilcorn.org website is a new water quality page that makes testing the tile, ditch or creek water on your farm even easier than before!   Located at the shortcut,...

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IL CORN MEMBER TALKS COVER CROPS WITH U.S. EPA

June 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices

Heather Hampton+Knodle, American Agri-Women Vice President of Resolutions and Vital Issues, was recently featured in a YouTube video posted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the...

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WHY SOIL HEALTH?

May 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

This year, 35 more farms will join a revolutionary research effort that will show U.S. farmers how sustainability through soil health can also lead to increased profitably. This is the largest...

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AUDIO REPORT: MANAGE NITROGEN APPLICATION TO MANAGE WATER QUALITY AND COSTS

May 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The growing season has started and most corn farmers have already applied nitrogen. It is a very expensive plant food and, as is explained in  this audio report,  getting the rate right may mean...

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WHY YOU NEED TO ESTABLISH MONARCH BUTTERFLY HABITAT

May 1st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

May is Monarch Month. May is also the perfect time to sow milkweed seeds or direct transplant a small plant. Now, before you shut down on the idea of purposely adding milkweed to your farm, hear...

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APPROACHING WET WEATHER OFFERS OPPORTUNITY FOR WATER TESTING

April 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

For most Illinois farmers, this week’s heavy rainfall will put a significant damper on corn planting, but it does offer a wonderful opportunity to test field water for nutrient runoff. Free,...

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FARMERS ENCOURAGED TO TEST FIELD TILE WATER

April 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The wet spring weather may be keeping most Illinois corn farmers out of the fields lately, but it shouldn't keep them from gathering a water sample while tile lines are running. IL Corn backed...

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MONARCH BUTTERFLY UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES LISTING

April 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Do you know that the Monarch Butterfly, the Illinois state insect, might be listed as an endangered species within two years? That’s right, in 1974 a third-grader from Decatur suggested that the...

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