Lake Decatur nutrient reduction targets most effective areas and practices first

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Successful nutrient loss reduction in the Lake Decatur Watershed – one of the largest in the state – requires a deliberate, targeted approach that centers first on the areas with the highest potential impact and secondly using the most cost-effective best management practices (BMPs).

Farmers attending the Macon and Piatt County Farm Bureau Nutrient Stewardship Field Day in late July got a taste of just what those opportunities are. Speakers at the event, funded by an Illinois Farm Bureau Nutrient Stewardship Grant, shared history of the watershed, local plans to address the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) and farmer participation.

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