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- Southern & Southwestern Illinois Commercial Tree Fruit Schools
Register by February 5, 2018
- Starting A Small Farm: Basic Finances
Register by March 21, 2018
COMMERCIAL Pesticide Safety Education Program Training Clinic - MT VERNON
January 18-19, 2018
Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
January 31, 2018
Straw Bale Gardening
February 21, 2018
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- Illinois Country Living Garden Column
Gardening ideas originially published in Illinois Country Living.
- Gardener's Corner
Four seasons of gardening information.
- Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News
A newsletter on the production of fruit and vegetable crops in Illinois.
Newsletter from the State Master Gardener's Office
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
Find the right shrub for your home landscape at Selecting Shrubs for Your Home.
Bulbs & More
Bulbs & More teaches you all about selecting, planting and landscaping with bulbs.
Composting for the Homeowner
This site gives an excellent indepth discussion of the science of composting, why it is important to compost, how to build a compost pile, and materials needed for composting.
A helpful monthly guide to know what to do in your garden.
University of Illinois Plant Clinic
Let us help with your plant problems. We do plant and insect identification, diagnosis of disease, insect, weed and chemical injury (chemical injury on field crops only), nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses.
Pumpkins & More
You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
Looking for a spot of color or unusual foliage in your garden? Fabulous Foliage offers many valuable suggestions.
Raspberries & More
Learn about varieties & selection, how to plant, and where to find nurseries and U-pick farms.
Selecting Trees for Your Home
Find the right tree for your home landscape at Selecting Trees for Your Home.
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