Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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4R Field Day on Oct 23 & New MRTN Guide

On Tuesday, October 23 IFCA is hosting a 4R Field Day in Auburn, Illinois.  The agenda includes the latest nutrient research outcomes from the 2018 season, an update from the City of Springfield on the health of Lake Springfield and water quality, and an in-field demonstration of fall fertility and tillage recommendations.  There is no cost to attend the event thanks to the sponsors, who are listed on the agenda here.  To RSVP, please email or call our office at 309.827.2774.  The event runs from 8:30 to 2:00 pm with lunch included, and CEU credits in nutrient management and soil and water.  
NREC has produced a new GUIDE TO USING THE MAXIMUM RETURN TO NITROGEN (MRTN) which was published in September 2018 and explains the on-farm research and analysis of nitrogen rate trials that produce the nitrogen recommendations for corn in Illinois.  This guide also addresses common misunderstanding about nitrogen use and focuses on the importance of nitrogen management to achieve agronomic, economic and environmental goals.  To download a copy of the guide go to our website at where it is posted on our home page.  To obtain printed copies of the guide to share within your company and with your farmer customers, call IFCA and we will send you copies free of charge.  Please take advantage of this new publication from NREC which addresses the commonly asked questions about the MRTN.