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Nutrient Management

Every Acre Matters – What’s your Strategy?

  • Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (finalized July 2015)
    • Sets ambitious goals to reduce nitrogen-nitrate losses by 15% and phosphorus losses by 25% by 2025
    • Eventual target is 45% reduction in both nitrogen-nitrate and phosphorus losses to water leaving the state
    • Calls on farmers to reduce nutrient losses from farm fields (not reduce nutrient use, but decrease nutrient loss)
    • Builds on voluntary, incentive-based programs, best management practices and conservation efforts

To learn more, check out the presentations and links below:

What is the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy? – Illinois Farm Bureau

Nutrient Management Strategies – Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association

Nutrient Management Tools & Strategies – Illinois Council on Best Management Practices

How much N are you losing? – Illinois Corn Growers Association

The Science Behind the Strategy: