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New UI Bulletin on Nitrogen Management Results of 2016; Thoughts on 2017

Dr. Emerson Nafziger of the University of Illinois has provided an update on nitrogen uptake and yield response for the 2016 crop.  This bulletin discusses Dr. Nafziger's analysis of on-farm nitrogen rate trials conducted throughout Illinois and made possible by funding from the Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC). 

Dan Schaefer of IFCA provides support for this research, working in concert with many IFCA ag retail members and their farmer customers.  In this bulletin are observations on the performance of nitrogen timings, including fall 2015 N applications and applications made in-season in 2016.  The bulletin also features considerations for 2017 nitrogen management.  Click here to see the bulletin.  If you have questions about Nitrogen Rate Trials or the IFCA Keep it 4R Crop Program, please contact IFCA.  More information on these and other NREC funded projects will be featured at the IFCA Convention in Peoria, IL on January 17-19, 2017.  These NREC funded projects are vital; they provide the science needed to ensure that the recommendations in the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy reflect what is actually occurring and being measured in Illinois crop production fields in order to meet the goals of the strategy over time.