Illinois NREC Names Executive Director

Armstrong will manage and administer the Council’s day-to-day operations.  In addition, she will ensure that the organization fulfills its statutory purpose of pursuing nutrient research and providing educational programs to ensure the adoption and implementation of practices that optimize nutrient use efficiency, ensure soil fertility and address environmental concerns with regard to fertilizer use.
Armstrong will serve as the primary point of contact for the Council, including interaction with government organizations, non-governmental organizations, agricultural and environmental organizations, universities, individual researchers and project managers, the media and the public. 

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 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



NREC 2016 RFP Documents

Click, view, and download the documents for use in your proposal submission:

Illinois Fertilizer Act

NREC Bylaws

MRTN Calculator

a new tool to determine the optimum nitrogen rate for corn