follow our RSS feed

Blog Banner

Connecting to Our Food Web

Dedicated to educational resources towards building and sustaining viable food webs and ecosystems
BB lesions 03 watermark
click image to view 3 more

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...

Read More >

2017-farmerbrewerbakerSummitPosterFINAL

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...

Read More >

Field Applying Lime

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:...

Read More >

2017 Commercial Tree Fruit Schools FB

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...

Read More >

Soil Blocker IMG 0918

Welcome to My Jungle-January 2017

Winter has barely started, but it is already time to begin the planning process for starting vegetable transplants. Very hardy vegetables like broccoli and cabbage can be planted outdoors without protection 4-6 weeks before the last average frost-free date, which means transplants need to be seeded well in advance of this date. The Illinois State Water Survey...

Read More >