Research Reports from January 2017 IFCA Convention
Thanks to our partners at the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association for once again highlighting NREC projects during their CCA training session at their annual convention and trade show.
The presentations from the January 17, 2017 Convention are available here.
Weed Management: Lessons Learned in Missouri and Management Approaches - Dr. Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri
Managing Resistance: Successfully Staying Ahead of Weeds Using our Heads - Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois
Grain P & K Content and Nitrogen on Corn (NREC Funded) - Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois
Timing of Nitrogen Application and Cover Crops on Water Quality (NREC Funded) - Dr. Shalamar Armstrong, Purdue University
Nutrient Management in Tile Drained Fields: Results from 2016 Project (NREC funded) - Lowell Gentry, University of Illinois
Keep it 4R Crop Update: Partnering with Water Officials, Lessons Learned from On-Farm Research and Meeting the Goals of the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy - Dan Schaefer and Jean Payne, IFCA
Recent Results from the USDA/NASS Producer Survey show marked improvments in the implementation of practices outlined in the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy
Chicago, Illinois - USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released the results of the 2015 Producer Survey which was designed to accurately reflect the nutrient management and conservation practices used for the state Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS). The survey questions covered nutrient management strategies, cover crops, edge-of-field practices, use of soil tests, erosion management, and knowledge of certain NLRS components. Farmers were asked to respond based on crop years 2015 and 2011, which was selected as a base year.
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See the full results of the survey here
Missed the Cover Crop Webinar? View it Now
NREC Phosphorus Runoff Webinar
On March 2, 2016 NREC partnered with Illinois Farm Bureau to present a webinar that highlighted the research conducted by scientists at University of Illinois. The research focused on phosphorus runoff and how fertilizer application methods can impact the rate of runoff. The archived webinar can be viewed below.
ILLINOIS LAWN CARE PROFESSIONALS HAVE A NEW RESOURCE FOR NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
With funding from the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC), Dr. David Kopsell from Illinois State University and Dr. Thomas Voight with the University of Illinois compiled the guide which will be widely distributed to green industry turfgrass professionals across the state. It will serve as the most current resource for issues such as nutrient requirements, behavior of nutrients in turfgrass soils, turfgrass fertility impact on pests and diseases, proper usage of application equipment and up-to-date information on Illinois laws and regulations affecting nutrient applications to residential and commercial turfgrass.
NREC Announces 2016 Funding
The NREC Council has recently announced their funding decisions for 2016. Projects were submitted last Fall, reviewed through a series of Council, Committee and outside peer reviewers. A final decision was made in late 2015 and plans are underway for each of the 26 projects that are taking place in 2016.
Total NREC funding for 2016 is $2,882,277.00.
Illinois Nitrogen Management Research: Early Results and Approach
NREC's Role in Reducing Nutrient Losses
NREC Council Member Dale Hadden from IL Farm Bureau reflects upon the importance of NREC's role in the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. Click here