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Dry April Weather = Good Planting Conditions

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Horticultural Grilling

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Do Homemade Herbicides Work?

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

What's in a Name?

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015 | Blog: Healthy on a Budget | Category: Nutrition
Find out how to save a bundle and stay healthy with affordable meal recipes, food shopping tips, and much more.

Grass tetany prevention

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Bletilla striata-- Chinese Ground Orchid

Posted: Sunday, May 3, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Be Part of Creating the Food Forest in Bloomington

Posted: Saturday, May 2, 2015 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Spring Sweetness: Strawberrries

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Want Your Kids to Eat Healthier? Get Them in the Kitchen!

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

The Differences in Ants and Termites

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Do Homemade Herbicides Work?

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Spring Cleaning

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Plant of the Week: Pasque Flower

Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Alternatives to dissection

Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Blog: Animals and Science in the Classroom | Category: Agriculture
Gain tips on animal husbandry, animal related activities, games, events and careers!

Frost-damaged corn plants re-emerge: Will they act as weeds to their less-damaged neighbors?

Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Succession Planting....What is it and where do I start?

Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | Blog: Cultivating Your City | Category: Horticuluture
A blog exploring interesting and unique growing systems and trends in urban areas!

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, April 29

Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

2015 Feed Composition Tables

Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Blog: The Small Ruminant Blog | Category: Agriculture

Bedtime Battles: Let’s Talk Sleep

Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

fruit and vegetable weekly crop update 4/27/2015

Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Blog: Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

Profits from beef cattle have been volatile in recent years

Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

What is that Orange Rust on my Junipers? by Travis Cleveland

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Corn emergence

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Using Treated Lumber in the Garden

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Can gas leaks cause turf damage?

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015 | Blog: The Joy of Gardening | Category: Horticulture
Whether prairie plant or pansy, native or ornamental, gain insight into all aspects of gardening & wildlife.

Fairy Rings

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Help! My Baby Won't Stop Crying!

Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Lilacs

Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Growing a Sustainable Food System in Peoria County - Public Engagement Symposium Poster Presentation

Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 | Blog: Campus Engagement in Our Unit | Category: Extension
SERVICE and LEARNING provides the greatest potential to influence student development academically and socially

Introduction to Sustainable Landscaping Webinar Offered

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Avian Influenza, information for small flocks and backyard poultry

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015 | Blog: Dirt Under Your Nails | Category: Agriculture
Small farms, local foods, alternative agriculture, acreages, sustainability

Let's Give Brussels Sprouts Another Chance!

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Fairy Rings

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Plant of the Week: Lungwort, Pulmonaria

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Back in the field

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Diaz!

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Blog: Inside 4-H Looking Out | Category: 4-H
What's Happening with 4-H in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Toddlers Exploring the World

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Small Flock Farmers - Be Alert For Avian Flu

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Small Flock Farmers - Be Alert For Avian Flu

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Blog: Acres of Knowledge | Category: Agriculture
All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Financial Education: Not Enough for All Financial Problems

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

It's Potty Time!

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Urban Ecology

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Black Cutworm Moth Update - from Mike Gray

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

What is with the Weather?

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Broadleaf Weed Control for Lawns

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Fruit Tree Spray Reminders

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Logan County Master Gardener Plant Sale Scheduled for 2015

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Illinois Prepares for Avian Influenze - Bird Flu - from Ken Koelkebeck

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Redbuds and Red Lentils

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Emergence well underway

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Blog: Straight Stalk | Category: Agriculture
Current crop information updates and research highlights

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, April 22

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Cooking Solution: Sauces

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
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