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Illinois farmers make gains in nutrient runoff reduction

July 14, 2020
By Pontiac Daily Leader


Results from the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy indicate many producers are using some type of professional recommendations as they decide how much nitrogen to apply on corn acres, among other nutrient reduction efforts.

Since 2011, many farmers have reduced the amount of phosphorous they apply on cropland. Results show that producers made those reductions on 7.4 million acres of tiled cropland and 3.8 million acres of non-tiled land. When it comes to cover crops, growers seeded 930,000 acres on tiled fields and 480,000 acres on non-tiled acreage. | READ MORE