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Tag Archives: nutrient stewardship

WAIT FOR COOLER SOILS BEFORE APPLYING AMMONIA

Most farmers wait to apply ammonia until soil temperatures dip below 50 degrees to avoid nitrification, but some would like to start earlier. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois agronomist, encourages farmers to wait until temperatures not only drop below 50, but are expected to remain there before conducting this field work. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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IFB MAKING A DIFFERENCE ON NUTRIENT STRATEGY

IFB continues to invest in efforts that help farmers keep more nutrients in their fields and out of streams, lakes and rivers. For a second year, IFB distributed $100,000 in Nutrient Stewardship Grants to county Farm Bureaus that worked with local partners to educated farmers and implement on-farm demonstration projects. A third year of $100,000… read more

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FARMWEEK PREVIEW

Be sure to check out next week’s issue of FarmWeek to read stories about harvest progress; regulatory reform comments regarding conservation practices which were submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers; and Illinois Farm Bureau’s investments of $100,000 in Nutrient Stewardship Grants.

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