February 5, 2015
Host Richard Hentschel discusses the need to prune fruit trees to balance pruning and fruiting. Home Orchardists will need to prune each year to manage annual vegetative growth to control fruit tree size and how that relates to fruit size later.
January 22, 2015
Richard Hentschel host of Green Side Up continues talking about the home orchard and other aspects of managing the orchard. Training the fruit trees early promotes early fruit production. Training involves creating scaffolds that allow lots of light and air movement through the canopy.
January 15, 2015
Host Richard Hentschel begins to discuss the home fruit orchard. Apples are the hardiest of our fruit trees for Norhern Ilinois. Dwarf fruit trees should be perhaps the number one decision in the process. Dwarfness can be created in a number of ways
December 18, 2014
Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up talks with Dru Banks, Extension Educator about Gluten-free foods. Clearly there is a need for those who have sensitivity to gluten or Siiliacts disease. There can be gluten in many unexpected dishes and why food labeling has changed. You can become allergic at any point in your life.
December 11, 2014
Richard Hentschel and Dru Banks talk Holiday and Party Food Safety. Dru covers the safer temperatures food should be held at to ensure food safety. Hot foods hot and cold foods cold is a good rule to follow. Dru also talks about why poultry and meat products are now longer being rinsed once you have those products at home.
December 4, 2014
Host Richard Hentschel talks with Dru Banks, Nutrition and Wellness Educator about food trends in 2015. Restaurant Food trends that the public are looking for and wanting is locally sourced vegetables and fruits and even meat and fish products. Consumers are more aware of where their food is coming from. Children menus are also changing to include more nutritious food. Also on menus are a wider selection of vegetarian.
November 20, 2014
Host Richard Hentschel ends the 4 part series of shows with retired Extension Plant Pathologist on diseases that have impacted our Spruce evergreen trees. Many of these diseases show up on the needles or twigs. The spruce that is most susceptible to many of these diseases is the variations of Colorado blue spruce
November 13, 2014
Richard Hentschel Host of Green Side Up talks with Jim Schuster, retired Extension Plant Pathologist about the many needle diseases impacting our evergreen pine trees. There is a normal needle loss each year and should not be confused with real needle diseases. Jim discusses the various life cycles of these needle diseases and that can help the homeowner know how to treat or have the evergreen trees treated.
November 6, 2014
Host Richard Hentschel continues the discussion of diseases that have plagued northern Illinois during 2014. Richard asked guest Jim Schuster to talk about Oak Wilt and Bacterial Leaf Scorch. Oak wilt can cause the death of certain oaks within one season and streaking appears in the sapwood. Bacterial leaf scorch shows up in the canopy attacking individual branches.
October 30, 2014
Host Richard Hentschel talks with Jim Schuster about the past year and all the diseases that homeowners have had to deal with. Many of these diseases really got a good start as a result of the drought of 2012 and severe winter 2013. Richard and Jim talked about the 3 common Rust diseases.