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    The Illinois Pesticide Review provides concise information on legislation, regulations, and other developments directly impacting pesticide use in Illinois.
  • New Agriculture Network
    Seasonal advice for field crop and vegetable growers interested in organic agriculture.
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    Weekly bulletins during the growing season, letting you know what problem pests to look for before they reach your field.
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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

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University of Illinois Extension
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Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-333-5900
FAX: 217-244-5403

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Featured Websites

Certified Crop Adviser (Online Courses) Manure Central Illini Plant and Pest Podcast Certified Crop Adviser (Online Courses) Private Applicator Training (Online Course) Composting Central

Additional Websites

  • Pesticide Safety Education Program
    Fact sheets, newsletters and training information about pesticide safety.
  • Bioreactors, Water Table Management, and Water Quality
    Controlled drainage and bioreactors can be used to limit the amount of nutrient loading into surface waters, and can be used to manage soil moisture during drought conditions.
  • Illinois Forestry
    A wonderful library of links to forestry information and management references for citizens, students, teachers, landowners, environmental groups, natural resource managers, foresters, and loggers.
  • Technical Service Provider Training
    Online courses for learning about developing nutrient management plans.
  • Illinois Small Farms
    Information about upcoming events and resources relating to small farms and sustainable agriculture.
  • MarketMaker
    An interactive mapping system that locates businesses and markets of agricultural products, providing an important link between producers and consumers.
  • 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.
  • Swine Waste: Economical and Environmental Treatment Alternatives (SWEETA)
    The SWEETA website includes economic comparisons of using inorganic fertilizer, raw slurry and compost as a soil amendment for corn production, based on actual costs and nutrient analyses.
  • Soybean Rust (USDA)
    The latest USDA informaton on soybean rust.

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