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.


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

4R Nutrient Stewardship Summit
Washington DC, May 12, 2015
Emerson Nafziger
Crop Sciences
University of Illinois
and Dan Schaefer, IFCA


NREC 2015 Projects

2015 NREC BrochureClick Here for a new NREC brochure that explains the mission of NREC and the 2015 projects underway.  

Click Here to view a synopsis of the 20 projects funded by NREC in 2015 to minimize environmental impact, optimize harvest yield and maximize nutrient utilization.


NREC Seeks Answers to Fertilizer and Water Quality Issues

PEORIA, Ill. — Science-based research to find the balance between responsible nutrient management, water quality and feeding a growing population continues this year through industry-funded support.
The Nutrient Research and Education Council, now in its third year, will allocate more than $2.4 million to 20 projects in 2015 that have a high probability of identifying systems that will reduce nutrient loss and maintain water quality...[more]


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


2013 Annual Report

To view the 2013 Annual Report click on image below.
To access the full text of the 2013 project reports, go to the "Research" section.


Illinois NREC Video



Illinois Fertilizer Act

NREC Bylaws

MRTN Calculator

a new tool to determine the optimum nitrogen rate for corn