Illinois NREC – Illinois agriculture’s investment in Nutrient Research and Education

Focused on enhanced nutrient utilization, increased crop production, and protecting water quality

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2017 Cover Crop Guide for First Time Cover Crop Adopters

This publication is a great resource for those who are interested in planting a cover crop but are not sure where to start. It is a road map for planting a cover crop ahead of soybeans and helps farmers navigate the issues that may impact the success of a cover crop....
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University of Illinois Researchers Release New Grain Phosphorus & Potassium Numbers

September 2017 With funding from NREC, University of Illinois researchers released updated P&K grain numbers, changing the recommended rates of these nutrients. Learn more here  ...
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Illinois NREC – Summer 2017 Newsletter

NREC NL Summer 2017_inter Here is the quarterly report from Illinois NREC designed to keep our stakeholders abreast of current research and upcoming events.
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Nutrient loss reduction: Using science to find the right practices for your field

  Click here to see how science can help you find the right practices for your field. Developed by: Dr. Laura Christianson, Crop Sciences, University of Illinois Illinois Water Resources...
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Join Illinois NREC for Nutrient Management Forum – June 27, 2017

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Spring 2017 Quarterly Bulletin

NREC Spring 2017 Bulletin Illinois NREC is proud to release our first quarterly bulletin with updates on funded projects, outreach efforts and details on upcoming events.
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How Much Nitrogen is Gone?

Many growers across Illinois have wondered what the cold wet weather of Spring 2017 did to Nitrogen in their fields. With funding from Illinois NREC, Dr. Emerson Nafziger has released a bulletin outlining the status of Nitrogen with recommendations for management .The...
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Phosphorus Runoff from Surface and Subsurface Fertilizer Applications in No-till and Strip-Till Fields

Kristin Greer updates farmers on a recent project completed by her team at the University of Illinois  
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Presentations from NREC Workshop at January 17, 2017 IFCA Convention

Illinois NREC partnered with the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association to highlight research projects being funded by NREC. Each of the presentations are available below.

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USDA NASS Survey Results Release

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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