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.
October 16, 2014
Late season plant care issues are discussed by host Richard Hentschel. Lots of plants put into your yard late in the season will need more care if planted late. Evergreens continue to suffer from the drought of 2012, so be sure you water them well just before you put the hose away. Lawns will continue to grow as long as temperatures allow. Be sure you mow often enough with a sharp blade and keep the underside of the mower deck clean for the best results. Vegetable plants that were diseased this summer should not be composted this year.
October 9, 2014
Host Richard Hentschel talks about taking care of houseplants that were outside for the summer. Spider mites can be a real problem if they get established on your plants indoors for the winter. Other insects really do not survive inside and are often found dead around the houseplants. Some insects live inside the pot and are not harmful to the plant itself as they feed on decaying organic matter.
October 2, 2014
Host Richard Hentschel talks about great activities that can be done in the yard and garden. Soil testing is best done in the fall as the results will reflect what you have added or grown in your garden or shrub beds. How many samples you need depends on the yard itself. Trouble spots should be sampled separately. Test results will tell you how well you are doing and what might be added to improve your soils.
September 25, 2014
Richard Hentschel, Host of Green Side Up discusses planting trees, shrubs and evergreens. Fall is a great time to plant with the cooler temperatures and rainfall. Plants are often sold as balled and burlapped and container grown. Those differences impact how quickly your plants will recover. Other differences will be how you treat and plant balled and burlapped and containerized plants. Soils and locations can make a big difference on how well a plant does.