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

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

Maximize efficiency. Minimize losses. Mitigate environmental impacts.

Updated iOS MRTN Calculator now available

The app version of the Illinois MRTN (Maximum Return to Nitrogen) Rate Calculator has recently been updated with current research values from research conducted under the direction of Dr. Emerson Nafziger and with the on-farm work of Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical...

NEW Guide to Illinois MRTN Available

In the first five years of NREC hundreds of nitrogen rate trials have been conducted across Illinois. This research has resulted in a new publication: "Using the Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) System in Illinois". This guide explains the terminology and the process...

Notes on Fall Fertilization from University of Illinois

With harvest winding down in most of Illinois after another year with high to very high yields, it’s time to review some basics of fall fertilization. Neither fertilizer nor grain prices are historically high, so there’s reason to be aware of costs while making sure...

Who is NREC?

Who is NREC? Watch the video to learn what we do.

Illinois NREC – Summer 2018 Summer Newsletter

Read the latest news from Illinois NREC Here NREC Summer 2018_Aug...

2017 NREC Annual Report

The 2017 NREC Annual Report is now available online. The reports captures a collection of research results and reports from 2017, as well as outreach and education activities through December 2017. NREC 2017 Annual...

August Investment Insights

This month's Investment Insights focuses on exciting new research being conducted at the University of Illinois and focusing on DNRA. Investment Insight August 2018

Can you spare a few moments to take the survey?

Illinois NREC is seeking input from our stakeholders as we work to develop our 2019 Research Priorities. Input from last year's survey helped to identify several new projects and expand existing research into Southern Illinois. Please take a few minutes to add your...

May Investment Insight

Illinois NREC is working hard to bring you research results and answer questions that you have about farming practices that can help address the goals of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. These monthly one-pagers help bridge the gap between research and...

NREC NAMES DR. SHANI GOLOVAY AS RESEARCH MANAGER

Bloomington, Illinois, May 11, 2018 – Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) today announced Dr. Shani Golovay, of Greenville, as Research Manager. A native of Pocahontas, Illinois, in Bond County, Golovay brings to NREC a wide breadth of experience in...