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Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner

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Managing pests in your garden with IPM

News source/writer: Ken Johnson, 217-243-7424, kjohnso@illinois.edu   URBANA, Ill. – When trying to manage pests in your garden this year consider using integrated pest management (IPM) practices. "As the saying goes, the only things guaranteed in life are death and taxes, and i...

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Perilous Pears

Source: Rhonda J. Ferree, Extension Educator, Horticulture, ferreer@illinois.edu   Each year I am more distressed by the number of volunteer ornamental pear trees I see growing in fields, roadsides, and other places where they shouldn't be. This is yet another example of a plant that has escaped culti...

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Home fruit tree care this spring and summer

News source/writer: Richard Hentschel, 630-584-6166, hentsche@illinois.edu   URBANA, Ill. – Taking a little time this spring to care for your fruit trees will improve their performance and quality all season, according to University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Richard Hentschel. "Fruit tree care...

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spring ephemerals

The marvels of spring ephemerals

News Source:  Nancy Kreith , 708-679-6889 URBANA, Ill. – Spring will be arriving soon, and with the new season comes brand new foliage followed by a burst of flowers...

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