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Martha A. Smith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
smithma@illinois.edu

Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
tmully@illinois.edu

Four Seasons Gardening Home Webinar Series

Four Seasons Gardening Home Webinar Series

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Welcome to Four-Seasons Gardening Skype Series offered by University of Illinois Horticulture Team.

In 2016, all 12 programs can be enjoyed from the comfort of your personal computer.  Simply register for the programs you want to attend and you will receive instructions and all program materials in your registration confirmation.

Summer 2016 series offers 3 great topics!

Quercus Quandaries: Common Oak pests in Illinois- July 26 @ 1:30 p.m. OR July 28 @ 6:30 p.m.

Join Diane Plewa, Diagnostician at the University of Illinois Plant Clinic, as she discusses some of the most common problems seen on oaks across Illinois. Topics will include serious diseases such as oak wilt and bur oak blight, and less serious (but can look concerning) problems like tubakia leaf spot and galls. A few common insects that cause problems on oaks will also be discussed.

 

Keep it Growing, Keep it Going- August 9 @ 1:30 p.m. OR August 11 @ 6:30 p.m.

Garden soils can be improved through the use of cover crops.  Extension Educator Duane Friend will discuss cover crops and benefits to improve soil health, types and planting of cover crops, and studies showing how cover crop residue can be managed during the growing season.

 

Illinois Native Pollinators- August 23 @ 1:30 p.m. OR August 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

When it comes to pollination, honey bees get a majority of the attention.  However, many insects play a role in pollination.  Join University of Illinois Extension Educator Ken Johnson as he discusses native pollinators.  Ken will discuss different native pollinators and how to make your landscape attractive to them.

 

Spring registration will open June 27, 2016!

Miss a webinar?  All progams are recorded and posted at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYBGqFXZS6Sn37n1mVcY1g