We are:

  • a coalition of agribusinesses and agricultural organizations
  • a clearinghouse on current research to protect water quality in Illinois
  • a source for information and support for local watershed groups and water quality initiatives

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy has been released

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (Illinois NLRS or the strategy) is a framework for using science, technology, and industry experience to assess and reduce nutrient loss to Illinois waters and the Gulf of Mexico. The strategy will direct efforts to reduce nutrients from point and non-point sources in a coordinated, primarily voluntary, and cost-effective manner.

Contact a Cover Crop Specialist

Interested in learning more about cover crops and if they are right for you?
Contact a Cover Crop Specialist 

Dean Oswald - Northern Illinois

Pete Fandel - North Central Illinois

Dick Lyons - South Central Illinois
Mike Plumer - Southern Illinois

Cover Crop Field Day at Sugar Grove Nature Center in McLean, IL

KIC 2014, November Progress Report

KIC Progress Report November 2014
(2.0MB pdf)

Lake Springfield Nitrogen Management Program

CBMP is launching a 3 year special nitrogen management program in the Lake Springfield, IL watershed.  This program encourages ag retailers and farmers to adopt a nitrogen management system in the watershed to minimize environmental impact, optimize harvest yield and maximize input utilization (MOM).  In addition to CBMP, local ag retailers and farmers, other vital partners in the project include City Water Light &  Power (CWLP), Sangamon County SWCD and the Lincoln Land Community College Ag program.
Please open the documents below to see an overview of the project, an explanation of nitrogen management systems, how to participate in the N WATCH soil nitrate testing program, commonly asked questions and a brochure on nitrogen stewardship and nitrogen management.
Questions on this project? Contact CBMP
Phone: (618) 364-2219