Department of Crop Sciences

Research and Education Centers

In cooperation with the U of I Agricultural Experiment Station and University of Illinois Extension, the Department of Crop Sciences manages a group of Research and Education Centers throughout the state as a service to crop producers, landowners, crop consultants, advisors, and the agricultural industry. This group of Centers is a system of field laboratories and classrooms accessible without charge to clientele who wish to obtain timely information on soil management and crop production practices applicable to the major soil resource areas of the state. Service is provided on a walk-in basis or during scheduled tours. The Centers are also field laboratories for proof-of-concept research conducted by faculty of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.

Field Research and Demonstration System Overview

Emerson Nafziger (Centers Coordinator): phone 217-333-4424

Crop Sciences Research and Education Center
2008 Wright Street Extended
Urbana, IL
(mailing address: AW-101 Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801)
(217) 244-5444 or (217) 333-2965
Superintendent: Robert Dunker

Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center
321 210th Avenue
Monmouth, IL 61462
309) 734-7459
Senior Research Specialist: Marty Johnson

Orr Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center (Crop Sciences Division)
Box 212
Perry, IL 62362
(217) 236-4911
Associate Agricultural Research Technician: Mike Vose