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The Worst Spring Lawn Weed

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2016 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Grow Vegetables in Containers

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Preliminary EPA documents say glyphosate does not cause cancer

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

The Magical Frost Free Date

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2016 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Washy pastures need supplemented with dry matter, fiber, and energy.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Sasha Learns: How to Buy a House - 1 Year Later...

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Berries and Brambles: Raspberry Management and Pruning

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | Blog: Raise, Grow, Harvest, Eat, Repeat | Category: Horticulture
A blog for growers, consumers, and backyard gardeners to grow, eat, and connect in the local food system.

2015 ARP and SCO Payments for Corn and Soybeans in Illinois - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Borers and Their Control

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Blog Special: Citrus Four Ways

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

How Much are You Willing to Spend for Time, Convenience, Taste, Etc.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Starting a Native Garden

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | Blog: The Joy of Gardening | Category: Horticulture
Whether prairie plant or pansy, native or ornamental, gain insight into all aspects of gardening & wildlife.

Community & Gift Gardens Serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell Counties

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2016 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Creepy Crawlers

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2016 | Blog: University of Illinois Plant Clinic | Category: Horticulture
Focusing on plant pests and plant health management for ornamental, hobby, and commercial growers across the state.

Farmers Markets Serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell Counties

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Fitting Natural Landscapes into a Modern World

Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Updated Black Cutworm first cutting dates for additional counties including Logan

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Cultivating Empathy in Your Child

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Rhubarb

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

The Worst Spring Lawn Weed

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Why our fruit trees fail to bear

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Bulls need evaluated prior to turnout

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Dispose of pharmaceuticals the right way

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Blog: Rx for Action | Category: Environment
A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

Swarming and Biting Gnats Have Returned

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

2016 Logan County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Tree Leaf Diseases

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Adults Have A Significant Influence on Their Child's Future

Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Blog: 4-H Corner | Category: 4-H
Join The 4-H Action!

Horse Vaccinations...Anthrax, flu and everything in between!

Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Blog: Hooves and Horns | Category: Agriculture
All things livestock and equine...get nutrition, management, animal health and industry updates.

Successful Grazing

Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Blog: Grazing for Forage | Category: Agriculture
Grazing, forage and pasture managment info

Ouch! Biting!

Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Timely weed management is essential

Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Companion planting workshops

Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Taming Temper Tantrums

Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

A Simple Sandwich Fav: Grilled Cheese

Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2016 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Don't Raise Mosquitoes in Your Yard

Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Strawberries-- Fragaria spp.

Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2016 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

4- Seasons Webinars on Youtube or select locations

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Frost cracks

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Blackened Tree Branches

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 | Blog: University of Illinois Plant Clinic | Category: Horticulture
Focusing on plant pests and plant health management for ornamental, hobby, and commercial growers across the state.

Twisty Curvy Plants

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Spring Ephemerals

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 | Blog: The Garden Scoop | Category: Horticulture
The Garden Scoop is a collection of reflections about the Master Gardeners in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion.

Does your family have a disaster plan?

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Home Orchards: Why Our Fruit Trees Fail to Bear

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Learn the Secret Code of Personal Finance During Money Smart Week

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

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