Illinois CBMP is working to assist and encourage adoption of the best management practices (BMPs) to protect and enhance natural resources and the sustainability of agriculture in Illinois
Dean Oswald - Northern Illinois cover crop specialist with Illinois CBMP. Contact Mr. Oswald for expert advise on using cover crops in our area whether you are just starting to use cover crops or are looking to move to the next level in conservation cropping systems. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (INLRS) is an effort sponsored by the Farm Bureau, Illinois Water Resource Center, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The INLRS has been created in an attempt to reduce nutrient loading of streams and rivers in Illinois and to ultimately reduce the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. This strategy is an effort to allow farmers to reduce nutrient runoff on their own terms before the problem gets bad enough for farmers to be regulated in a fashion like Chesapeake Bay. They are looking to reduce Illinois phosphorus load by 25 percent and its nitrate‐nitrogen load by 15 percent by 2025!