NREC Announces 2015 Projects

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – An innovative partnership among environmental groups, farm commodity organizations, the fertilizer industry, farmers and scientists is working toward a food production system that will ensure optimum crop yields while protecting our natural resources...[more]


2015 NREC Projects

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 2014 Project Report Presentations

Project leaders of the 2014 NREC projects presented their activities and results from the 2014 season at the CCA & NREC session at the IFCA Convention, January 20, 2015. Several reports were recorded and all the slide sets are available for download. View presentations.


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.


NREC's Role in Supporting the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship

Jean Payne, president of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, discusses successful funding initiatives to support 4R nutrient stewardship efforts in Illinois.


Illinois NREC Video



Illinois Fertilizer Act

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