Take holistic approach to nutrient management

Organizations representing the fertilizer and drainage industry have teamed up to promote best management practices this fall.
The Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association and the Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association urge farmers to take steps this fall to improve nutrient utilization and protect water quality by following recommended fertilizer application and drainage practices.
“Nitrogen moves with water and, in some cases, phosphorous, as well. Installing drainage systems correctly and managing water that leaves your field can help reduce nutrient losses,” said Ryan Arch, executive director of the contractors group.
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