Julie Hewitt

Illinois NREC Needs Your Input!

Annually, the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) invites stakeholders to provide input on existing and upcoming research priorities. Don't miss the chance to participate in the survey and attend the 2024 Investment Insights Live event on February 15th in Champaign.

By |January 29, 2024|

Field Day Attracts More Than Heat

The intense heat did not stop more than 45 farmers and industry reps from attending the 2023 Southern Illinois University (SIU) Summer Field Day at Carbondale on Friday, July 14. After missing last year, the field day returned to the research fields of SIU to hear what researchers had learned over the last two years.

By |July 20, 2023|

NREC Investment Insights LIVE Recap

Since 2012, Illinois farmers and retailers have invested over $30 million into nutrient efficiency research and this annual event is an opportunity for the researchers to share their findings and pass along the best management practices that have been identified or refined through the process.

By |February 10, 2023|

New research results provide more cover crop recommendations

Updated from the 2019 edition and expanded to 16 pages, the new Guide encourages adopters to think a “systems” approach when it comes to cover crops as an integral part of a total crop rotation system. Cover crops should be considered to help reduce nutrient losses through tile drainage. Researchers from the University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, and Purdue University have been studying the various variables involved in a successful cover crop program. Research efforts are supported by Dan Schaefer with Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) and Eric Miller, a Piatt County farmer, who [...]

By |January 6, 2022|
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