NREC Hosts 2016 Field Days

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Events

Illinois NRECThe Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council is hosting three field days, each focusing on a different research project.

The July 27th event will cover the Impact of Cover Crops on Water Quality and Nutrient Efficiency in Towanda, Illinois.  Presenters include Dr. Catherine O’Reilly, an Associate Professor at Illinois State University, and members of Dr. Shalamar Armstrong’s research team.  Registration is not required for this event.

A discussion of multifunctional buffers on marginal farmland will take place on August 18th at Urbana, Illinois, immediately following Agronomy Day. Dr. Sarah Taylor Lovell, Assistant Professor of Landscape Agroecology in the Department of Crop Sciences at University of Illinois, will give the presentation.  Registration is not required for this event either, and additional details may be found here.

The final field day is scheduled for August 19th at the Dudley Smith farm between Pana and Taylorville.  Dr. Cameron Pittelkow and Dr. Laura Christianson  from the Department of Crop Sciences, Dr. Bhattarai of Agriculture and Biological Engineering and Extension specialist Gary Letterly will offer information about balancing water quality and nutrient management for sustainable corn production.  To attend this event, please register here.

A flyer with times and locations of each event is available on the website.