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Over the Fence

Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Inside and Outside the Home

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator These warmer than average outside temperatures continue to mess with not just us, but with insects that should still be dormant for awhile longer. Calls and visits to Extension Master Gardeners have been about outdoor insects finding their way inside the home and some typical and not so typical indoor insects....

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Get Ready for Dormant Oil on Fruit Trees

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Extension offices have begun to get phone and email inquiries on timing for dormant oil sprays on fruit trees in home orchards and calls on managing Cedar Apple Rust and Apple Scab fungal diseases. Dormant oil sprays are typically applied to the point of run off to the branches and trunks of fruit trees to cont...

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Illinois Cottage Food Operations Act of 2011

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator This topic is not exactly a typical one that you would expect to hear from me, yet involves foods we eat every day and many of us grow every year so it loosely fits. One of the many new laws in Illinois is the Cottage Food Operations Act that Governor Quinn signed last August at the State Fair and became law on Jan...

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