04 Dec 2018

Cover crops and water quality

In a field-size study area, Dr. Williard and his team are in the middle of a multi-year project at Southern Illinois University farms to look at relationships between cover crops and N availability to corn. What they have learned so far is that cereal rye is an effective scavenger of nitrogen, reducing the amount of nitrate that leached via soil water. Click here for the latest.  Cover Crops and Water Quality – Williard

Visit the NREC Facebook page to view a video of Dr. Williard presenting his research at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in December of 2018.

04 Dec 2018

New saturated buffer designs

Building upon past research, Dr. Schoonover and his team are demonstrating an alternative design of saturated buffers that address commonly encountered issues with the Best Management Practices (BMP) of saturated buffers. This new research will look at the alternative designs, as well as installation requirements and effectiveness under various field and climatic conditions. The research is taking place in Moultrie County. Saturated Buffers – Schoonover

04 Dec 2018

Do termination dates influence corn N requirements?

Current N management guidelines in Illinois are not adjusted for inclusion of cover crops especially with different cover crop termination dates. The termination date can influence the decomposition rate of cover crops in a corn cropping system and change the dynamics of N release to the crop. Dr. Amir Sadeghpour of Southern Illinois University leads this project.  Click here for the latest.  cover crops and termination dates – Sadeghpour

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

 

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