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Welcome To My Jungle - March 2017

Dwarfing rootstocks have always fascinated me, and the sweet cherry trees in my jungle really demonstrate their useful versatility. I have three sweet cherry trees and they are all similar in age, but they are all on different rootstocks, making them extremely different in size. My largest sweet cherry tree grew from a cherry pit a friend of mine had chucked into his garden, resulting in a stan...

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2017 GSFVC Social Media

Online registration now open for the 2017 Gateway Small Fruit & Vegetable Conference

Dear Small Fruit & Vegetable Growers: I hope you will mark your calendars for the upcoming 2017 Gateway Small Fruit and Vegetable Conference . This year, as in past years, we bring you an informative, practical, and up-to-date educational program to address the challenges of growing small fruit and vegetables commercially in Southern Illinois....

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Welcome to My Jungle-February 2017

Winter is still with us but a number of winter interest plants are already brightening an otherwise sleeping garden. Winter blooming plants like witch hazel ( Hamamelis ), hellebore ( Helleborus ), mahonia ( Mahonia ), Japanese pieris ( Pieris ), and paperbush ( Edgeworthia ) are especially good at harking the coming of spring. If you are unfamiliar wi...

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Boxwood blight confirmed in Illinois

URBANA, Ill. - Boxwood blight, a serious fungal disease, has been confirmed in Illinois. According to a University Diagnostic Outreach Extension Specialist, two boxwood samples were submitted to the University of Illinois Plant Clinic in late 2016. The samples came from Lake and Cook Counties in northeastern Illinois. Both were from recent landscape additions. "Although the characterist...

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Farmer, Brewer, Baker & Distiller Grain Summit

An Illinois and Missouri local grains centered day of round-table discussions, networking and inspiration with farmers, brewers, distillers, and bakers. Brought to you by Food Works of Southern Illinois and Regenerate Illinois. Co-Sponsors: Prairie Rivers Network, Fresh Taste, Hewn Bread Bakery, Union Loafers Cafe and Bread Bakery, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Illinois Stewardship All...

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2107 Illinois Crop Management Conferences

Register now for the 2107 Illinois Crop Management Conferences. *Jan 18 - Mt Vernon *Jan 25 - Springfield *Feb 1 - Champaign *Feb 15 - Malta For complete details or to register online:...

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2017 Commercial Tree Fruit School Workshops

2017 COMMERCIAL TREE FRUIT SCHOOL WORKSHOPS For current research-based information on growing tree fruits, attend the 2017 Commercial Tree Fruit Schools. Speakers from University of Illinois, Weinzierl Fruit and Consulting, Illinois Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey Program, and the Farm Service Agency, will discuss a wide range of subjects to help you meet the challenges of...

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