December 2012 //
Vol. 30 // No. 2
Dec 21, 2012
Welcome to the new Partners! In this issue, we’re recapping our exciting 30th anniversary year, and we’re doing it in a new format – shorter and sweeter than ever. So click along for a look at our 2012 achievements, a peek at 2013, and a big thank-you to our loyal Medal Members.
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More than 150 producers, crop consultants, media and others attended the 2012 Indian Creek Field Tour to learn about ongoing demonstrations of fertilizer management practices and nutrient use efficiency trials on working farms.
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Indian Creek Tour Draws More than 150
By Steve Werblow

More than 150 people toured conservation projects in the Indian Creek watershed in Livingston County, Ill., last July, exploring an array of conservation projects in the busy drainage.

CTIC facilitates the Indian Creek Watershed Project, led by local farmers demonstrating and testing conservation practices on their farm. The 51,000-acre watershed is also home to a variety of other conservation projects, making it a prime spot for visiting, implementing and assessing an array of best management practices.

Visitors on the tour learned about conservation technologies and practices implemented in the area, including trials and demonstration plots developed by Dr. Harold Reetz of Reetz Agronomics, LLC., to assess innovative nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) tools.

New demonstrations are in the works for 2013, and will be showcased on the 2013 Conservation In Action Tour of the Indian Creek Watershed on July 9 and 10, 2013.

Efforts in the Indian Creek watershed tap the expertise and resources of a wide array of enthusiastic supporters and organizers, ranging from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District, and more than a dozen sponsors:

Tier One

Agrium Advanced Technologies
The Fertilizer Institute
Illinois Soybean Association
Koch Agronomic Services
The Mosaic Company
New Leader

Tier Two

Agri Drain Corporation
Case IH
Illinois Corn Marketing Board
International Plant Nutrition Institute
John Deere

Tier Three

This project is funded in part by IL EPA through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.