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.

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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