Fulton County Farm Bureau

MWRD Research Partnership


As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), partners gathered at the MWRD Fulton County research site for the fifth of twelve 2021 Nutrient Stewardship Field Days. In addition to MWRD and IFB, other partners included Fulton and Cook County Farm Bureaus (CFB), University of Illinois, and Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC). Researchers from U of I and MWRD presented information about several of the research projects taking place at the site, including crop inter-seeding, woodchip bioreactors, grass buffers, and drainage water management research. The event concluded with a multi-stop tour of the Fulton County research site.

Certified Crop Advisors can receive self-reported Continuing Education Units (CEUs) after watching the videos for each of these field days. For more information and to find the self-reporting form, visit www.certifiedcropadvisor.org and click “Self-Report CEUs.”

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Table of Contents

00:10 Dr. Albert Cox, Environmental Monitoring and Research Manager, MWRD

03:26 Justin Hadsall, Agricultural Technician, MWRD

07:27 Lauren Lurkins, Director of Environmental Policy, Illinois Farm Bureau

14:52 Julie Hewitt, Executive Director, NREC

18:54 Dr. Wei Zheng, Principal Research Scientist, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

21:39 Dr. Olawale Oladeji, Senior Ebvironmental Soil Scientist, MWRD

24:41 Dr. Essam El-Naggar, Environmental Soil Scientist, MWRD