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Is my lawn dormant or dead?

Posted by Monica David -

Grasses can survive drought, but even dormant turfs require some water, according to University of Illinois researcher Bruce Branham. Branham says he's been getting a lot of questions from people during this summer's drought about how to tell if their lawn is dormant and can be saved. "The good news is that turf grasses have an excellent dormancy mechanism that allows them to tolerate m...

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Illinois Drought Resources website goes live

Posted by Monica David -

University of Illinois Extension announced that the Illinois Drought Resources website has just gone live. The site has been created to ensure that information related to the current dry weather in Illinois is organized, easily found, and available The site can be accessed at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/drought/...

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IPM Modules for University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners now available

Posted by Monica David -

IPM Modules for Master Gardeners are now available. These modules were created to informĀ  volunteers about newly emerging or prevalent diseases and insect problems in the landscape. Five modules have just been released and more will be added to the website throughout the coming year. Currently released modules include Spruce Problems, Thousand Canker Walnut Disease, Brown Marmo...

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Good Agricultural Practices Webinar Series

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Good Agricultural Practices Webinar series University of Illinois Extension will be hosting a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) webinar series. Anyone who sells produce at local markets or donates to food pantries, including farmers, farmers' market coordinators, community/market garden coordinators, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), and gardeners, can learn ho...

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