09 Jul 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 thoughts to the dialogue.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRECResearch19

12 Jun 2018

SIU/NREC/ILFB Field Day

Learn more about ongoing research being conducted at the SIU Carbondale Research Farm

Event Agenda

Field Day presentations include:

  1. Integrating Wheat as a Cover Crop for N Management in Corn Cropping Systems
  2. Impacts of Cover Crops and Saturated Buffers on Water Quality
  3. To Graze or Not to Graze – Cover Crops
  4. Soil Metabiome: Impact on seedling diseases of soybean
  5. The Use of Cover Crops in Integrated Weed Management

 

Pre-Registration Required: Click Here to Register

18 May 2018

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 real-world application.         Investment Insight May 2018_FINAL

11 May 2018

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 agriculture and academia. She has held teaching and research positions at several different Institutions as well as working as a Research Manager for Monsanto.   She also served as Grants Manager for the University of Florida’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program where she facilitated grant work across 13 southern state’s land grand institutions and worked to encourage collaboration among the universities and to network researchers doing similar work. She received her BS from the University of Illinois in Agronomy, her MS from Mississippi State University in Biotechnology/Cotton Physiology and her PhD from Mississippi State University in Biochemistry/Soil and Environmental Fate of Herbicides.

“Shani’s experience, particularly in research coordination and the ability to drive collaboration, made her the ideal candidate for this role,” said Jeff Kirwan, Chairman of NREC. “One of NREC’s primary charges is to pursue nutrient research practices that optimize nutrient use efficiency, ensure soil fertility and address environmental concerns regarding fertilizer use. Shani’s technical expertise and her classroom teaching experience will help take the research that we have funded to the next level by transferring the knowledge into real-world applications and in a format that farmers and retailers can use in their daily operations.”

Golovay will provide technical agronomic expertise to the NREC Council and committees in the development and implementation of effective research projects and the dissemination of research results. She will also provide leadership on developing strategic research priorities that align with the overall goals of the organization and promote nutrient efficiency and stewardship.

“I’m very excited to serve as a bridge between growers/retailers and researchers,” Golovay said. “The work of NREC is incredibly valuable to the industry and I look forward to working with the Council and our stakeholders to identify research priorities and then translate the results into actionable messages that will move the needle on nutrient efficiency.”

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 About Illinois NREC

The Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) was created by state statute in 2012. Funded by a 75-cent per ton assessment on bulk fertilizer sold in Illinois, NREC provides financial support for nutrient research and education programs to ensure the discovery and adoption of practices that address environmental concerns, optimize nutrient use efficiency, and ensure soil fertility.  

A 13-member NREC Council annually solicits, reviews and funds projects that fulfill the organization’s mission.

To learn more about NREC, visit www.illinoisncrec.org.