University of Illinois Extension
April 3, 2017
Peggy Doty

With the arrival of insects in the early spring comes bat season. Extension Educator, Peggy Doty explains the benefits of bats in our ecosystem.

 
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March 10, 2017
Sarah Zack

Extension Specialist Sarah Zack explains the sources of microplastics and how we can make choices that will limit their damage to the environment.

 
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March 6, 2017
Gary Letterly

Educators in Natural Resources and related areas are working on a new grant that will educate Illinois residents about new smart grid technologies and how to lower energy costs. Gary Letterly describes this new effort.

 
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January 9, 2017
Duane Friend

Educator Duane Friend talks about new found uses for a tree once common in Illinois.

 
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December 7, 2016
Dave Shiley

Bird feeding is a popular past time. Dave Shiley, Extension Educator, describes how things like feeder placement can make a difference to your bird feeding success.

 
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October 25, 2016
Duane Friend

Extension Educator, Duane Friend, talks about proper cleaning of gutters during the fall.

 
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October 10, 2016
Gary Letterly

Extension Educator, Gary Letteryly talks about

  • Illinois Drainage Research and Outreach Programs (I-DROP website)
  • Projects currently underway
    • Dudley Smith Initiative – Balancing Water Quality and Nutrient Management Goals for Intensification of Corn Systems
    • Assessing Tradeoffs of Recommended BMP's to Reduce Nutrient Losses
  • Other projects with an Extension outreach component dealing with "big data" to improve crop production, management, profitability and environment
 
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September 1, 2016
Jason Haupt

Extension Educator Jason Haupt explains the benefits of using native plants in your plantings.

 
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August 11, 2016
Peggy Doty

Peggy Doty, Extension Educator in Natural Resources, talks about Monarch Butterflies and how Illinois residents can improve habitat for them.

 
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June 21, 2016
Jay Solomon

Extension Educator, Jay Solomon explains why invasive species can be a threat to our landscapes, and food production.

 
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