23 Mar 2020

Missed the Spring Nitrogen Webinar? You can view the archived version here

On Friday March 20, 2020 Dr. Emerson held a webinar helping farmers and retailers prepare for nitrogen fertilizer decisions as we inch closer to Spring field work and the planting of the 2020 crop.

The pdf’s from the presentation are available here: Spring N Mgt webinar March 2020 and you can also view/hear the archived webinar at this link: March 20 2020 Spring N Webinar Archive . Those needing CEU’s can self-report 1 CEU in Nutrient Management.

 

 

28 Oct 2018

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 Association.

The update also supports new iOS versions and improves usability.

You can download/update the app from the Apple App Store by searching for MRTN Rate Calculator or by clicking this link.

For help in using the app – see these instructions: MRTN Apple App instructions

28 Oct 2018

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 for determining the Maximum Return to Nitrogen
(MRTN), which is the N rate that maximizes the dollar return to N. It also addresses commonly asked
questions and dispel myths about nitrogen use, all in an effort to support sound agronomic principles, and
to increase economic return while respecting our environment.

The guide can be downloaded here or you can request printed copies by filling out this short form.

MRTN Guide – 2018

28 Oct 2018

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 to cover the nutrient basics.

Read the latest research and guidelines here.

You can also view an archived version of Dr. Nafziger’s October 19th webinar. 1 CEU in NM is available. 

 

21 Feb 2018

Illinois Crop Management Conference

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NREC-funded researchers, Dr. Laura Christianson and Dr. Emerson Nafziger will be making presentations at the University of Illinois Extension Illinois Crop Management Conference on February 21, 2018 in Malta. You can register directly from the web site: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/csrec/2013conference/

07 Feb 2018

Illinois Crop Management Conference

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NREC-funded researchers, Dr. Laura Christianson and Dr. Emerson Nafziger will be making presentations at the University of Illinois Extension Illinois Crop Management Conference on February 7, 2018 in Champaign. You can register directly from the web site: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/csrec/2013conference/

31 Jan 2018

Illinois Crop Management Conference

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NREC-funded researchers, Dr. Laura Christianson and Dr. Emerson Nafziger will be making presentations at the University of Illinois Extension Illinois Crop Management Conference on January 31, 2018 in Springfield. You can register directly from the web site: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/csrec/2013conference/