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University of Illinois Extension serving Boone, DeKalb and Ogle Counties

Ogle County
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Boone County
205 Cadillac Court
Unit 3
Belvidere, IL 61008-1733
Phone: 815-544-3710
FAX: 815-544-4606
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

DeKalb County
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

2018 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series

March 1, 2018 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM )

Mar. 1 -Heavy metals in soils: identifying and acting on contamination, Dr. Andrew Margenot, University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences, College of ACES

This webinar will address an often suspected but sometimes under-evaluated risk to (peri)urban agriculture: soil contamination by heavy metals. The causes of heavy metals common in soils and their risks to producers via soil exposure and consumers via consumption of crops will be reviewed. Best practices, resources for identifying potential heavy metal contamination, the interpretation of test results, and management strategies to mitigate heavy metal risks will be discussed.

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