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 your 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.

U OF I ANNOUNCES AGRONOMY DAY 2018 FIELD TOUR TOPICS

August 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Farmers continually face challenges like managing resources efficiently, fighting crop diseases, and implementing best management practices. IL Corn encourages farmers to explore these topics and...

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COVER CROPS AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

July 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices |  Additional Research

Illinois Corn Growers Association remains involved in the work of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) from policy, research, and communications standpoints. New on the scene is an...

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SANGAMON COUNTY HOSTS SOIL HEALTH FIELD DAY NEXT THURSDAY

July 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Throughout July and September, farmers all over Illinois can understand soil health practices that benefit their family farms at Soil Health Partnership field days.   Next Thursday, July 26,...

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U OF I AGRONOMY DAY 2018 FIELD TOUR TOPICS ANNOUNCED

July 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Farmers continually face challenges like managing resources efficiently, fighting crop diseases, and implementing best management practices. IL Corn encourages farmers to explore these topics and...

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MACON COUNTY STRIP TILL FIELD DAY SET FOR THURSDAY

July 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Throughout July and September, farmers all over Illinois can understand soil health practices that benefit their family farms at Soil Health Partnership field days.   This Thursday, July 12,...

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IL FARMERS SURVEYED ABOUT NUTRIENT LOSS

July 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices

Interested farmers can help the Illinois Corn Growers Association determine the farming community’s perspective on nutrient loss and the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy by participating...

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CONGRATS LOU LAMOREUX, ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARD OF THE YEAR

June 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Best Management Practices

Last week, the Lamoreux family was named the Illinois Beef Association Environmental Steward of the Year!  The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is so proud of our Director for his commitment to...

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IL CORN EXPERTS, PROJECTS FEATURED AT JUNE 26 MEETING

June 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy calls for a 45% reduction in nitrogen loss from our fields by 2045, with an interim goal of 25% reduced loss in nitrogen by 2025. If it makes sense on...

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LISTEN TO THIS UPDATE ON THE ILLINOIS NUTRIENT LOSS REDUCTION STRATEGY

June 15th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Looking for the latest on the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy? Take a listen to this podcast produced by University of Illinois Extension Media Communications Specialist Todd Gleason...

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LEARN ABOUT BETTER SOIL HEALTH DURING SUMMER FIELD DAYS

June 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Farmers all over Illinois have the opportunity to understand the practices that improve soil health and benefit their family farms at Soil Health Partnership field days that will be held all over...

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MAY MONARCH MONTH ENDING: UPDATE ON CONSERVATION EFFORTS

May 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Monarch Butterfly populations have been trending downward since 1994 for a variety of reasons. There is growing interest in conserving Monarchs by improving habitat conditions along the Monarch...

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SIGN UP AVAILABLE FOR STRIP TILL FIELD DAY

May 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

 On July 12, 2018, the Soil Health Partnership, Macon County SWCD, Piatt County SWCD, and NRCS are co-sponsoring a Strip-Till Field Day that includes live field demos. The all-day event will...

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DON’T FORGET THE RISKY BUSINESS CONFERENCE

May 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Learn more about soil health and water management at this June 19 Risk Management Conference at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL.  The deadline for a hotel room, should you...

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REGISTER FOR THE RISKY BUSINESS CONFERENCE

May 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

    Join IL Corn and other members of the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership for this state-wide Risk Management Conference on June 19th in Normal, Illinois. We’ll be bringing in farmers and...

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EARTH DAY CELEBRATES LIVESTOCK FARMERS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

April 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Best Management Practices

(Bloomington, IL) - Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate environmentally sustainable practices that conserve natural resources and support a long-term ecological balance. For today’s livestock...

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MAKE THIS A YEAR TO ‘COVER SOME GROUND’

March 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

When it comes to growing cover crops, some common advice from the more than 100 farmers enrolled in the Soil Health Partnership is “start small.” The SHP is encouraging farmers new to cover crops...

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NEW MANURE RATE CALCULATOR MAKES NATURAL FERTILIZER EASY

March 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Corn farmers interested in offsetting their use of commercial fertilizers with manure provided by local hog farmers will benefit from a new app created by the Illinois Pork Producers...

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SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHES VIRTUAL REALITY VIDEO

March 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

A new virtual reality video is telling the soil health story from every angle. The video was unveiled at the Commodity Classic to trade show visitors. As interest grows in soil health and its...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS HONORED AT SOIL HEALTH SUMMIT

January 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

(CHICAGO) –  Innovators. Educators. Communicators. Those are just some of the words used to describe the four recipients of the newly inaugurated “Seeds of Change Awards” at the 2018 Soil Health...

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SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP OFFERS 2018 RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR SOIL AND YOUR BUSINESS

January 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

As we prepare to ring in 2018, “getting healthy” will be a common New Year’s Resolution among millions of people. But for farmers, the New Year is also an opportunity to set goals for getting...

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