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Aster Yellow on Purple Coneflowers

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 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.

Recipe Rescue: Mozzarella Sticks

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, June 23, 2014

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Conifer Sawflies by Phil Nixon

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Sweat Bees and Syrphid Flies

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Sticky Mess Under Trees

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Rust on Hollyhocks

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Youth Cattle Shows Help Build Future Leaders

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Wilt, Spot, and Speck…Tis Tomato Disease Season

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 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.

Straw - For More than Scarecrows

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

Tussle of the Taters

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

Financial Fat Cat

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

Weaning: Low Stress, Common Sense

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Resilient ag conference now open to crop advisors and farmers - Register by July 28th

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Youth inspired to live healthier lives, make healthier choices

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

weekly fruit and vegetable update 7-21-2014

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

Green Roofs Becoming More Popular

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Cicada Killers and European hornets by Phil Nixon and Kelly Allsup

Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Butterfly Bush

Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Black Knot on Cherry by Travis Cleveland-Diagnosed in McLean County

Posted: Saturday, July 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.

Save the Taste of Summer

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Making Your Own Baby Food

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Trivia contest helps youth build friendships across county

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Click Beetles

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Cool Weather and Plant Development

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where DuPage County Master Gardeners come for all the Master Gardener neighborhood news.

Protect You and Your Family – Understand West Nile Virus

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Tussle of the Taters

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Blog: Lifestyle Choices for Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely discussion on topics of health and wellness to encourage action and improvement in personal wellness.

Using Period Tracking Apps

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Blog: Sexual Health from the Inside Out | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Recipe Rescue: Pancakes

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Back to school shopping: It’s as Easy as A-B-C and 1-2-3

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Cool Weather and Plant Development

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Blog: Kendall County Extension Gardens | Category: Horticulture
What's New in the Garden

Tomato Cracks

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

A Label Shocker! The Truth About Hazelnut Spread

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Chicago 4-H members meet the president at White House science fair

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Soybean maturity and planting date research

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

Tomato Fungal Diseases Revisted

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 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 Discourages the Use of Laparoscopic Power Morcellation During Hysterectomy or Myomectomy for Uterine Fibroids

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Blog: Sexual Health from the Inside Out | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Parent shares comfort in knowing her child is in great hands at 4-H camp

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Chemical not a bad word; natural means nothing

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

2015 Illinois Crops Budgets - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Midterm Review in Naperville

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
An Inside Look Into the Cook County Master Gardener Program by University of Illinois Extension Summer Interns

Who will be the next 4-H Chef? Challenge tests food prep knowledge

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Finding the Good Guys

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Protect You and Your Family – Understand West Nile Virus

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, June 15, 2014

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Corn Dogs and Cotton Candy

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Japanese Beetles Make Their Debut

Posted: Monday, July 14, 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.

Water: Friend and Enemy

Posted: Monday, July 14, 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.

Where Did All The Weeds Come From?

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 | Blog: Kendall County Extension Gardens | Category: Horticulture
What's New in the Garden

weekly fruit and vegetable update 7-14-2014

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 | Blog: Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

Intouch Enabling Garden Offers Hands-on Gardening for Clients In Quad Cities

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 | Blog: Imagine Blog for Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture

Illinois 4-H youth take Washington by storm sharing STEM passion

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Depaul Urban Garden

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
An Inside Look Into the Cook County Master Gardener Program by University of Illinois Extension Summer Interns

Weed resistance update from NIARC Agronomy Day

Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Get Ready for Fall Gardening

Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Nature Inquiry Adventures with Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists

Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
An Inside Look Into the Cook County Master Gardener Program by University of Illinois Extension Summer Interns

Swellings on leaves, stems, twigs, and branches = Galls

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Insect Problems on Squash, Melons, Pumpkins, and Pickles

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Ornamental Pear Trees

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Mushrooms and Toadstools in the Lawn

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Rhubarb Reminders

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Home Horticultural Remedies

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

PhRMA, GPhA, and BIO v. Alameda County hearing starting today

Posted: Friday, July 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.

Great Gardening Spots of the Rockford Area

Posted: Friday, July 11, 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.

Youth in 4-H use Arduino to solve everyday problems

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Where Did All The Weeds Come From?

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where DuPage County Master Gardeners come for all the Master Gardener neighborhood news.

Corn Foliar Diseases: Identification and Management Guide

Posted: Friday, July 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.

Callery Pears Becoming Extremely Invasive!

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

UpClose researchers set sail on Lake Erie for teacher workshop

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 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.

June 2014 Weather Summary

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Paying Down that Dastardly Debt

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Corn Silage: Foliar disease, the silent killer? - Dr. Phil Cardoso

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Pest of the Week- Colorado Potato Beetle

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 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.

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital Rooftop Garden

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
An Inside Look Into the Cook County Master Gardener Program by University of Illinois Extension Summer Interns

Garfield Park Conservatory: Volunteering and Tour

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
An Inside Look Into the Cook County Master Gardener Program by University of Illinois Extension Summer Interns

Should You Go Greek?

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Recipe Rescue: Blueberry Muffins

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Kind gesture by older 4-H member leads to positive experience for youth

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Berry News from Extension Educator Mike Roegge

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

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