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Illinois NREC Issues Call for Proposals
The Research Council of Illinois NREC recently met to review 2016 project progress and status updates and also reviewed the priorities for the types of projects that they are most interested in funding for 2017 projects.
In 2017, NREC is focusing on the following key areas of investigation that farmers have identified as needs based upon the goals outlined in the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. Included in the list are questions that have arisen from results of existing projects funded by NREC.
Details of the RFP and the documents required to submit a proposal are available for download below.
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