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Nurturing Crops, Protecting the Environment: Emphasis on Sound Nutrient Management

Chicken litter being loaded into spreader truck in Northern Louisiana. Innovations in the use of both manure and commercial fertilizers benefit the producer and the public.  
Photo courtesy of USDA

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Conservation In Action Tour 2010
Register today for CTIC's marquee event, slated for August 2-3 in Williamsburg-Richmond, Va.  The Conservation In Action Tour will  visit innovative farm operations, initiate discussions about agriculture’s role in addressing water quality concerns and demonstrate equipment, tools and technologies that help farmers use nutrients more efficiently.

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Nurturing Crops, Protecting the Environment:
Emphasis on Sound Nutrient Management

Today's emphasis on nutrient management, or nutrient use efficiency, will further drive agricultural innovations.  And more often than not, the benefits are two-fold. 

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Livestock Waste Management
Penn State's "Manure du jour" serves a menu of topics sure to delight any livestock waste manager or consultant.

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Cover Crops Work with Various Crop Production Systems
According to a panel of Iowa farmers, agronomists and soil conservationists, cover crops such as rye, wheat and clover are environmentally beneficial and with proper management won’t inhibit yields on various crop production systems, including no-till and organic farming.

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Partner Contribution:  National Association of Conservation Districts
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards.

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Member Recognition
CTIC's members make our mission possible.

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Research & Technology Briefs
You'll want to read more about what's new in conservation agriculture.

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