January 5, 2016
The weather pattern Illinois is experiencing may parallel winter of 1982-1983. So it is possible our spring will also be similar. If so we may see a warmer and dryer spring planting season. Educator Friend will discuss this possibility.
November 13, 2015
Winter is near. Duane talks about the dangers of cold weather, both for people and their homes.
September 22, 2015
With the nearby New Madrid fault line, Illinois has a higher than average risk of earthquakes. In this podcast, Duane Friend, Natural Resource Educator for University of Illinois Extension talks about Illinois' history of siesmic activity and our outlook for the future.
July 13, 2015
The wet summer in 2015 can have a lasting effect on out trees. This podcast talks about recognizing these problems and what can be done about it.
May 6, 2015
2015 is the Year of the Soil. Life on earth depends on soils. Extension Educator Duane Friend discusses how soils are improved or diminished by our use of it.
March 13, 2015
In this podcast, Educator Duane Friend describes what people can expect from 2015's Midwest Compost School. This annual event will take place this year on June 2-4 in Lake County and is for mid to large scale composters.
December 8, 2014
Extension Educator Duane Friend brings you up to date on Christmas tree trivia.
September 23, 2014
Medical waste contaminating our ground water is a growing problem. Duane Friend, Extension Educator in Illinois, describes some of the causes and solutions to the problem.
July 7, 2014
It may be tempting to clear a pond of all weeds at once, but it could have devistating results for the fish population in a pond. Listen to this podcast for more information.
March 21, 2014
With the harsh winter of 2013-2014, many ponds in Illinois have probably experienced winter fish kills. Educator Duane Friend discusses the causes for this, as well providing advice on improving fish populations this spring.