When it comes to conservation, it can be difficult to make sure landowners and tenants are on the same page. The University of Illinois FarmDoc team has developed a conservation habitat addendum template that can become a part of your lease renewal discussions to implement more sustainable practices.
When it comes to conservation, it can be difficult to make sure landowners and tenants are on the same page. The University of Illinois FarmDoc team has developed a nutrient management addendum template that can become a part of your lease renewal discussions to implement more sustainable practices.
When it comes to conservation, it can be difficult to make sure landowners and tenants are on the same page. The University of Illinois FarmDoc team has developed a soil health and conservation addendum template that can become a part of your lease renewal discussions to implement more sustainable practices.
The Illinois Statewide Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) is designed to improve Illinois water quality and the quality of water leaving the state. We strongly support the use of voluntary, incentive-based programs focused on the implementation of best management practices (BMPs) to address nutrient losses from Illinois farm fields.
ISA partners with ISAP to increase technical capacity of ag professionals and to utilize data and consistent messaging to encourage the adoption of in-field and edge-of-field practices to reduce nutrient loss, while minimizing risk and increasing profits of the farmer.
The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy guides state efforts to improve water quality at home and downstream by reducing nitrogen and phosphorus levels in our lakes, streams, and rivers. The strategy lays out a comprehensive suite of best management practices for reducing nutrient loads from wastewater treatment plants and urban and agricultural runoff.
For no-tillers, the planter is the most crucial piece of equipment on their farm. This article will take you through the basic components of a no-till planter and provide you with tips for no-till planter maintenance from experienced pros in the industry.
Carbon to Nitrogen ratio (C:N) is a ratio of the mass of carbon to the mass of nitrogen in a substance. Understanding carbon to nitrogen ratios of crop residues and other material applied to the soil is important to manage soil cover and crop nutrient cycling.
The Illinois Agronomy Handbook provides in-depth information on important topics and is updated regularly to include the most recent information and research. Chapters are available for free download at this link.
This website provides a process to calculate economic return to N application with different nitrogen and corn prices and to find profitable N rates directly from recent N rate research data. The method used follows a regional approach for determining corn N rate guidelines that is implemented in several Corn Belt states.
Every year, University of Illinois entomologists and plant pathologists conduct a variety of field experiments to evaluate control methods, survey for invasive and established pests, and inform management decisions for plant diseases and insect pests.
The opportunity to increase soybean yields is at the fingertips of every soybean farmer in Illinois. It begins with understanding the needs of the soybean, the environment it prefers, adopting the best agronomic practices and stacking technology to optimize yield.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability.