Department of Crop Sciences

Research and Education Centers

Map of Research and Education CentersNorthern Illinois Agronomy Center St.Charles Horticulture Research Center Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center Orr Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Dixon Springs Agricultural Center Crop Sciences Research and Education CenterIn cooperation with the UI Agricultural Experiment Station and University of Illinois Extension, the Department of Crop Sciences manages a network of six 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
AW-101 Turner Hall
1102 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 244-5444 or (217) 333-2965
Superintendent: Robert Dunker

Brownstown Agronomy Research Center
Route 2, Box 36A
Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-5239
Crop Testing Technician: Lindell Deal
 

Dixon Springs Agricultural Center (Crop Sciences Division)
Route 1, Box 256
Simpson, IL 62985
(618) 695-2790
Research Agronomist: John Pike

Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center
14509 University Road
Shabbona, IL 60550
(815) 824-2029
Research Agronomist: Gregory Steckel
 

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

St. Charles Horticulture Research Center
535 Randall Road
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
(630) 584-7254
Research Specialist: Shelby Henning