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Garden Update - Start of July 2015

Posted: Sunday, July 5, 2015 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Making the most of our time together on the road

Posted: Sunday, July 5, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Monarch Butterfly-- Danaus plexippus

Posted: Sunday, July 5, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Pollinators

Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Northern Illinois Agronomy Day, July 9th

Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Natural Enemies of Destructive Insects

Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Herbal Jelly

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Blueberry Month: Can that Jam!

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Blog: Mission: Nutrition | Category: Nutrition
Providing the most up-to-date information on health and nutrition is my mission!

Forecasted cool, wet weather + closing canopies + flowering soybeans = white mold risk

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Pastures are posing many challenges this year

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Weekly Fruit and Vegetable Update

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

The Only Good Snakeā€¦

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Sasha Learns: How to Buy a House - The Players

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Community and Economic Development
Saving and investing your money

What Makes the Food on Your Plate So Colorful?

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Meet our 2015 University of Illinois Extension Summer Interns

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
Check out what our 2015 University of Illinois Extension Interns are doing this summer!

Growing Solutions Farm for Autistic Young Adults

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
Check out what our 2015 University of Illinois Extension Interns are doing this summer!

Dunne Academy: Watershed Model Presentation

Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
Check out what our 2015 University of Illinois Extension Interns are doing this summer!

Community Youth Development Institute High School Garden

Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
Check out what our 2015 University of Illinois Extension Interns are doing this summer!

Daley Plaza: Cook County Forest Preserve Event

Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
Check out what our 2015 University of Illinois Extension Interns are doing this summer!

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO OFFER FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR AGRICHEMICAL CONTAINERS Locally

Posted: Wednesday, July 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.

Tomato Diseases

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

Fire Blight Symptoms are Evident

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

Insects

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

Japanese Beetles

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

Controlling Mosquitoes on Your Property

Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Out in the Yard

Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

'Sum and Substance' Hosta or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Yellow/Green Foliage

Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | 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.

Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update, July 1

Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Summer Series of Organic Grain Field Days, Part 1

Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Blog: Local Food Frontier | Category: Nutrition
Follow the growing local movement in central Illinois from field to fork

Home, Yard, & Garden Newsletter article from 6-22-15

Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Blog: Japanese Beetle News | Category: Horticulture
Current information for homeowners and agricultural producers

Inquiry Adventures at Sand Ridge Nature Center

Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
Check out what our 2015 University of Illinois Extension Interns are doing this summer!

A Family Fourth: Keeping it Safe and Fun

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Japanese Beetle Myth-information

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Bacterial Blight Prevalent on Soybeans

Posted: Monday, June 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.

Squash Blossoms: Something Else You Aren't Eating

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 | 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.

Edible Flowers

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Successful Cover Cropping in Northern Illinois

Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Milkweed-- Asclepias spp.

Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

New Friends and a Familiar Fungus

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 | 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.

Awesome August Bus Trip with the Master Gardeners on August 5th

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

When should I cut my spring bulbs?

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 | Blog: The Joy of Gardening | Category: Horticulture
Whether prairie plant or pansy, native or ornamental, gain insight into all aspects of gardening & wildlife.

Tart Cherry Ice

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Edible Flowers

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Don't Fear the Less than Perfect Produce

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Dear Young Friend: How to Think about Risk and Insurance

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Community and Economic Development
Saving and investing your money

Out in the Yard

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

More Summer Safety Tips: Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Five Simple Steps to Meal Planning

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Cover crops info at the click of a mouse

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Blog: The Small Ruminant Blog | Category: Agriculture

Cover crops info at the click of a mouse

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Small grains heading in northern Illinois

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Minimize the Risk of Someone Using Your Identity

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Community and Economic Development
Saving and investing your money

The New Guy in Town

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

It's Fair Time

Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Blog: 4-H Corner | Category: 4-H
Join The 4-H Action!

Boy, is it wet out there

Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update, June 24

Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Time for a Berry Good Summer!

Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | Blog: Let's Eat for Health | Category: Nutrition

To Water Lawns or Not

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Weekly Fruit and Vegetable Update

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

Cost to Produce Corn and Soybeans in Illinois - 2014 - from Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling

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

Self Watering Containers

Posted: Monday, June 22, 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.

Leaves of Three, Let it Be

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

2015 Illinois Forage Expo

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Programs Available to Help Those With Chronic Illnesses

Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

False Indigo, Baptisia australis,

Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

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