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Water Nitrate Testing
March 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
On the first Monday of every month, field water testing will be available at the Coles Co. SWCD office. The test measures approximate nitrogen levels so that landowners and operators can get a snap-shot of the amount of nitrogen they are losing via runoff (such as from field tiles, or in drainage ditches).
***This is strictly a service to farmers. RSVPs to this event are kept private, but RSVP is NOT required. The testing is free and confidential. No records of the test results will be kept. ***
To get your nitrogen levels tested, bring ~12 oz. of sample water in a clean glass container (a canning jar works well) to the office. Call for more information.
The water testing kit was sponsored by the Illinois Corn Growers Association.