BROOKINGS – The South Dakota Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) met in December to determine what projects would be funded for 2019. The Council reviewed recommendations to determine how each new project fit within NREC’s priorities. In total, six new projects were funded for 2019 with eight ongoing projects received continuing funding.

To find more information about the funded projects, the South Dakota Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) website at www.sdnrec.org lists the projects under the Funded Projects tab.

NREC was created by state statute in 2016 and is funded by a 50-cent per ton assessment on bulk fertilizer sold in South Dakota. The funding is used by NREC for nutrient research and education to ensure the discovery and adoption of practices that address environmental concerns, optimize nutrient use efficiency, and ensure soil fertility.

The 13-member council annually solicits, reviews and funds projects that fulfill the organization’s mission. The next Request for Proposals (RFP) will be open June 15, 2019 with details provided on the NREC website at www.sdnrec.org.

Anyone interested in submitting research projects or exploring current research results is encouraged to visit the website for more information.

Staff assistance is provided by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at South Dakota State University at 1148 Medary Avenue, SAG 135, Box 2207, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone Number: (605) 688-4149 and email: sdsu.agexperimentstation@sdstate.edu.

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