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Woodford County welcomes New Master Gardeners

Posted: Sunday, September 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.

Aging in a Positive Light

Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Wooly Aphids by Phil Nixon

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Hummingbird Mint Creating a Buzz

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Prairies to Perennials | Category: Horticulture
An almanac of all things that grow in Lincoln's backyard.

Stewing Over Soup

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Emerald Ash Borer Update

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Low-Water Use Landscapes

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Keeping Insect Cocoons and Pupae Cases Over the Winter

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Diplodia ear mold at harvest: What can be done now?

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Why NOT to cut your perennials this fall..

Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Blog: The Joy of Gardening | Category: Horticulture
Whether prairie plant or pansy, native or ornamental, gain insight into all aspects of gardening & wildlife.

What You Need to Know to Help Your Loved One Prevent Falls

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Cool Weather Attracts Wildlife Inside

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Spectacular Spring Bulbs

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

FDA to target some therapeutic, in-feed antimicrobials

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Night in the Garden Series Spotlights Food Gardens

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Dismantling a Majestic Oak

Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 | Blog: The Humble Gardener | Category: Horticulture
At University of Illinois Extension, our volunteers are at our core. Hear their voice on this volunteer driven blog.

Make Preparations for Encountering Palmer Amaranth During Harvest

Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Herb Celebration at the Woodford Courthouse on September 27

Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Healthy Adult Sibling Relationships

Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Court finds EPA wronged farmers

Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Do Plants Predict the Weather?

Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

How Important is the 2 Hour Rule?

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

How Plants Climb

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Celebrate National Farm Safety Week (Sept. 18-24): Brush Up with One or More Free Webinar

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Spring and Summer Bulbs

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Night in the Garden Series - Part 2

Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Mysterious Modification:Plants That Grow in Unusual Ways

Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

APHIS amends labeling requirements

Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Pulse on Black Beans

Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Pay Attention to Lodged Soybean Fields

Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | Blog: Acres of Knowledge | Category: Agriculture
All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Tips for Weaning Beef Calves

Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Transplanting Trees

Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Pumpkin Tips

Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Everyone is thinking it, no one is saying it

Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

2016 Illinois Pasture Rent by County by Ag Statistics

Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

2016 Illininois Cropland County Cash Rent Survey from Ag Statistics

Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Let's Get Steamy!

Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Pinch or Push Your Corn: Scouting for Lodging Potential

Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

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