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Biting Insects This Fall

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Pumpkin Selection and Care For Decoration

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Happy National Guacamole Day!

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

4-H Companion Animal Photo and Video Contest

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: Animals and Science in the Classroom | Category: Agriculture
Gain tips on animal husbandry, animal related activities, games, events and careers!

Effect of cooler weather

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Get Creative with Avocado

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: Lifestyle Choices for Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely discussion on topics of health and wellness to encourage action and improvement in personal wellness.

Dead and Dying Trees on the Increase

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Ford-Iroquois Master Gardener Plant Share

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: East Central Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture
East Central Illinois Master Gardeners' reflections from the gardens

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, September 15

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Reminder: Grain samples needed to revise nutrient removal values

Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Lunchbox Lessons

Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Dead and Dying Trees on the Increase

Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Organic, conventional dairies similar in cow health, milk

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Three Rules for Car Buying You Should not Break….and Why I Broke Them!

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

POTW: Cardoon

Posted: Friday, September 12, 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.

Garlic Mustard is Invading Our Woods!

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

The Fall To-Do List

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Logan County Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Early Fall Gardening Tasks

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: Kendall County Extension Gardens | Category: Horticulture
What's New in the Garden

What's Going on in the Yard Now?

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Wind + saturate soils = lodging: Will lodging affect grain dry-down and harvest?

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Community Preparedness Planning Workshop

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Recipe Rescue: Apple Pie

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Take a minute to learn about PPCPs

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 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.

What's a Zoodle?

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Autumn = Apples

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

September 16 is Global Female Condom Day!

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Blog: Sexual Health from the Inside Out | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, September 8

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Flowers in the Kitchen: Oregano Flowers

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

What's a Zoodle?

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Blog: Lifestyle Choices for Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely discussion on topics of health and wellness to encourage action and improvement in personal wellness.

Fall is a good time to take a soil test

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

The Secret to Winning the Battle of the Bulge

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

DeKalb County Master Gardeners Teach Others to Garden at the Sycamore History Museum

Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 | Blog: Imagine Blog for Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture

2014 Average Cash Rents for Cropland and Pasture Released by the National Ag Statistics Service

Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Garlic Mustard is Invading Our Woods!

Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

FALL PLANTING TREES

Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

New regulations for disposal of controlled substances announced today

Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 | 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.

USDA strengthens procedures for detecting unsafe ground beef

Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Growing Solutions Farm: Autistic Youth Garden Harvest Day

Posted: Sunday, September 7, 2014 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
An Inside Look Into the Cook County Master Gardener Program by University of Illinois Extension Summer Interns

Monarchs - the gateway bug to habitat gardening

Posted: Sunday, September 7, 2014 | Blog: Habitual Gardener | Category: Horticulture
Promoting healthy garden habits and habitats

Rosemary

Posted: Sunday, September 7, 2014 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home Garden

Posted: Saturday, September 6, 2014 | Blog: Chicago Urban Gardening | Category: Agriculture
The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Garden Trend 9 – Growing Hops for Beer

Posted: Saturday, September 6, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Swamp Milkweeds for Monarchs

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014 | Blog: Habitual Gardener | Category: Horticulture
Promoting healthy garden habits and habitats

Top Three Troublesome T's

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014 | Blog: East Central Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture
East Central Illinois Master Gardeners' reflections from the gardens

How to Make the Perfect Quiche

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Soil Testing

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Lawns, Bulbs and Vegetables

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

New federal regulations on disposal of controlled substances just around the corner

Posted: Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 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.

T"homemade"O Sauce

Posted: Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Important Points and Resources on Emerald Ash Borer

Posted: Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Dear 17 Year Old Me,

Posted: Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Recipe Rescue: Alfredo

Posted: Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Garden Trend 9 – Growing Hops for Beer

Posted: Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Teachers: Getting Back into the Swing of Things

Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Blog: Nurturing Hearts & Noggins | Category: Family
Promoting academic, social, and emotional learning for lifelong success

Sod Webworms and Grubs

Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Blog: Kendall County Extension Gardens | Category: Horticulture
What's New in the Garden

Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Options Updated

Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Rainbow of Food Pigments

Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

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