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University of Illinois Extension serving Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Marion County
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-1446
FAX: 618-548-9891

Bond County
925 E. Harris
Greenville, IL 62246
Phone: 618-664-3665
FAX: 618-664-9277
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Clinton County
1163 N. Fourth Street
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-4551
FAX: 618-526-4597
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Jefferson County
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Washington County
9623 Wall Street
Nashville, IL 62263
Phone: 618-327-8881
FAX: 618-327-8882
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

Invasive Species Webinars

  • Cultivating Awareness: Ornamental Plants Invading Natural Areas
    Published on Jul 15, 2013 Invasive plants are species that are non-native and cause or are likely to cause harm to the economy, the environment, or human health. Some popular ornamental plants are becoming invasive in natural areas. This video demonstrates the impacts of these species on natural areas in the Midwest and provides information on how to make good choices for landscaping.

  • Determining identity and origin of invasive plant species: How and why we do this research
    Dr. John Gaskin, Botanist, USDA, ARS, NPARL, Montana. John Gaskin received a BA in Botany from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a PhD in Evolution and Population Biology from Washington University in St. Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden. He is currently a Botanist and Research Leader with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Sidney, MT. His work focuses on the systematics and population structure of invasive plants such as rush skeletonweed, whitetop, saltcedar and knotweeds.

  • Hybridization in Weedy Species
    Dr. Sarah Ward, Colorado State University. Dr. Sarah Ward is originally from the U.K. where she studied plant sciences for her B.S. degree at the University of London. She joined the faculty at Colorado State University after completing a Ph.D. in plant breeding there, but became more interested in bad plants than good ones and eventually quit breeding crops to work on weeds. Her current research focuses on the genetics of herbicide resistant weeds and non-native invasive plants.

  • Rapid evolution of weed biocontrol insects in response to climate change
    Dr. Peter McEvoy, Oregon State University Peter McEvoy is a professor at Oregon State University. His research focuses on the ecology and biological control of invasive plant species. He is also interested in population and community ecology, ecological genetics, host-plant selection by phytophagous insects, and the ecology and evolution of life history traits.