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    A newsletter on the production of fruit and vegetable crops in Illinois.
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Ken Johnson
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
104 N Westgate Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: 217-243-7424
FAX: 217-243-1544

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Program Coordinator, Ag and Natural Resources
University of Illinois Extension
818 S. Park, P.O. Box 366
Hardin, IL 62047
Phone: 618-653-4687
FAX: 618-576-8013



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  • Miracle of Fall
    Learn how leaves change color at The Miracle of Fall.
  • Ornamental Grasses
    Learn how to select the right ornamental grasses for your landscape.
  • Lawn Talk
    Learn what grass varieties are best for your lawn, how to deal with shady areas, when to fertilize your lawn & more!
  • Hort Corner
    An extensive website about plants, home gardening, insects, trees and shrubs.
  • Soil Testing
    Need to test your soil? Here's what you need to know.
  • Garden Calendar
    A helpful monthly guide to know what to do in your garden.
  • University of Illinois Plant Clinic
    Let us help with your plant problems. We do plant and insect identification, diagnosis of disease, insect, weed and chemical injury (chemical injury on field crops only), nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses.
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    University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Program provides science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and help them become engaged environmental stewards.
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Local Resources and Information

  • Beginning Beekeeping 2018 PDF
    This course will cover the basics of keeping bees from the history of beekeeping, honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, beekeeping through the seasons as well as products from the hive. There will also be a Hive Day where participants will be able to learn how to work with the different tools used in beekeeping as well as observing an active hive.

  • Cucurbit Pests PDF
    Fact sheet on common pests of cucurbits (cucumbers, melons, squash, and pumpkins) and their management

  • Get Into Gardening PDF
    Gardening can be an incredibly rewarding activity. The Get Into Gardening seminar series will take you through the basics of gardening from where to place and how to build a garden, to how to grow some of the most popular garden plants.

  • Illinois Bees PDF
    Fact sheet on some of the commonly encountered bees in Illinois.

  • Pantry Pests PDF
    Fact sheet on commonly encountered pantry pests and their management.

  • Sustainable Backyard Landscaping

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