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.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PLAN FOR COVER CROPS

July 25th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

(ST. LOUIS) – 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...

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COVER CROP COUPON AVAILABLE TO ICGA MEMBERS

July 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices

IL Corn, along with the Zea Mays Foundation, is encouraging farmers to use best management practices on their farms that will reduce nitrate loss by 15% by 2025 and reduce phosphate loss by 25% by...

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STATE HIGHWAYS AND INTERSTATES NOT MOWED? HERE’S WHY

July 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Illinois Department of Transportation has undertaken a committed and purposed effort to alter mowing policies with the desired outcome being improved habitat for the Monarch butterfly, which...

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