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Beef checkoff investment pays off: study

Posted: Monday, September 1, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Snacks on the Go

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

That's Just Peachy!

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Sod Webworms and Grubs

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Late season soybean diseases

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Sudden Death Syndrome and White Mold in Soybeans Appear - from Carl Bradley

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Back-to-School, Back to Routines

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 | Blog: Nurturing Hearts & Noggins | Category: Family
Promoting academic, social, and emotional learning for lifelong success

Gifts of the Urban Ecosystem

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Happy 4-H New Year!

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 | Blog: 4-H Corner | Category: 4-H
Timely Youth Development Topics

Hornets

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Recap of our Late Summer Field Days...so far!

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 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.

That's Just Peachy!

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Blog: Lifestyle Choices for Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely discussion on topics of health and wellness to encourage action and improvement in personal wellness.

Recipe Rescue: Jalapeno Poppers

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Harvest dates?

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Free University of Illinois App Developed to Help Applicators with Sprayer Calculations

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Cranberry What and Mala Who?

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, August 25

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Japanese Beetle Grub Watch by Phil Nixon

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2014 Farm Bill - from Kansas St. University

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Itchy Eyes and Scratchy Throat = Allergies from Ragweed

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Sooty Blotch of Apple

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Will High Yields Rescue 2014 Crop Returns? - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

What Kind of Salad Are You?

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Rain Rain Go Away

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

FDA finds positive and negative resistance trends

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Blog: The Small Ruminant Blog | Category: Agriculture

Kid-Friendly Recipes to Kick Off the School Year

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Landscaping Following a Disaster

Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

The big questions: Possible limitations of genomic information

Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

What to do with your 401(k)? Consider costs, investments, and services

Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Blue Tomatoes

Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Fall No time to stop gardening

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

FDA finds positive and negative resistance trends

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Maple Tar Spot Starting to Appear

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Ripe Tomatoes + Fresh Basil = A Taste Treat

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

What's the deal with BSEs?

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 | Blog: Sexual Health from the Inside Out | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

White clover in lawns - provider or detractor?

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 | Blog: Habitual Gardener | Category: Horticulture
Promoting healthy garden habits and habitats

Corn Silage Considerations

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Is the perfect burger possible?

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

A Milkweed for Every Location

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

ARC-CO and PLC Payment Indicator Using August WASDE U.S. Yield and Price - from Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Fall Lawn Care

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

The Kitchen is a Laboratory and Food is the Experiment!

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

The Kitchen is a Laboratory and Food is the Experiment!

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Blog: Lifestyle Choices for Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely discussion on topics of health and wellness to encourage action and improvement in personal wellness.

Recipe Rescue: Tots and Nuggets

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

What to do with your 401(k)? Think about when you want your money.

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

POTW: Potentilla

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Fall rest for native grass forages

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Blog: The Small Ruminant Blog | Category: Agriculture

USDA says beef grading system may be outdated

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

August report for northern Illinois, green ditches and green corn

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Fall Webworm, Walnut Caterpillar, and other Fall Defoliators

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Fall Gardening

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Food Forest

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Master Gardeners Create a Children's Garden at the Henson Robinson Zoo

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Blog: Imagine Blog for Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, August 18

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

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