Your land, your soil may have been part of an historical and extensive soil sampling program dating back to 1899 by the University of Illinois. If your land was part of the original research, then the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) needs your help in bringing soil sampling of that specific location full circle. Press Release Illinois Centennial Soil Archive Project – One-pager
If you want to go directly to the map, click here.
Corn-Soybean-Wheat / Soybean vs Conventional Corn-Soybean
This 16-page Cover Crop Guide was created through the collaboration of NREC-funded researchers. Together they pooled their research results and compiled the information so that new adopters can easily understand the technical aspects (why, what, when, how much, where and other considerations) of planting cover crops. NREC, along with the researchers, is encouraging producers to “think a systems approach” when planting cover crops, rather than thinking of cover crops only as an additional input. To order printed copies, click on the link above.