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Geraniums

Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Constructing a Hoop Barn

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 | Blog: The Ag Engineering Update | Category: Agriculture
The latest and greatest from your livestock engineers.

Hints for Harvesting

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Troubled corn in northeast Illinois

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

Roadside Flowers

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) takes effect today in Illinois - from Teresa Steckler

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Pick a Peck of Apples!

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Magnolia Scale

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Hummingbird Favorites

Posted: Thursday, August 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.

Plant of the Week: Love in a Mist

Posted: Thursday, August 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.

Still Time to Garden in all the beds

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

DuPage and Kane County Master Gardeners Give Tours at Ball Horticulture

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | Blog: Imagine Blog for Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture

Debunking Spring flowering bulb myths

Posted: Wednesday, August 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.

Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update, August 26

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Logan, Menard, Sangamon Counties
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Fall Lawn Care and Seeding Grass

Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Teasel and Its Control

Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

2015 Logan County Farm Bureau Young Leaders Crop Tour Results

Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Stir-Fry Up a Quick Dinner!

Posted: Monday, August 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!

Paper Wasps

Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Two selected for Celebrity Choice Awards at State Fair

Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 | Blog: Inside 4-H Looking Out | Category: 4-H
What's Happening with 4-H in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Sasha Learns: How to Buy a House - Moving In

Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Community and Economic Development
Saving and investing your money

Fall Seeding a New Lawn

Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

School and Homework Tips for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Caryopteris

Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Zimmerman Pine Moth by Phil Nixon

Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Paper Wasps

Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Garden Update – Mid August 2015

Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

The Real Price of Crude Oil and Gasoline - from Scott Irwin

Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Illinois Farm Real Estate Stable for 2015 - from Bradley Zwilling

Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Still Time to Garden in All the Beds

Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

College Tips for Parents

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

No Squash Bugs on this Pumpkin

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Fall Color with Natives

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Blog: The Joy of Gardening | Category: Horticulture
Whether prairie plant or pansy, native or ornamental, gain insight into all aspects of gardening & wildlife.

Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update, August 19

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Logan, Menard, Sangamon Counties
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Getting Afterschool Snacks Back on Track!

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 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.

Transitions: Leaving a job, and the lesson my father taught me

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Community and Economic Development
Saving and investing your money

Downtown Success Indicators

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | Blog: Building Entrepreneurial Communities | Category:

Yellow Jackets and Hornets

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Concentrated Calories

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Plan Meals to Save Money and Eat Well

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Community and Economic Development
Saving and investing your money

Nitrogen Deficiency and Disease Issues in 2015 Crops

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Blog: Acres of Knowledge | Category: Agriculture
All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Sticky Mess and Black Mold Under Trees

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Fall Insects Feeding on Trees

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

What a day at the Illinois State Fair!

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Blog: Inside 4-H Looking Out | Category: 4-H
What's Happening with 4-H in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Harvesting the Cucurbits

Posted: Monday, August 17, 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.

Illinois Pumpkin Day

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Illinois Pumpkin Day

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Planting Iris

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Frac'd Up Garden Trend

Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Garden Spider Argiope aurantia

Posted: Sunday, August 16, 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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