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Fruit Tree Decisions

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | podcast: Green Side Up

Illinois Extension Educator Richard Hentschel discusses several areas when it comes to the home orchard. Tree size, space needed, and pollination requirements are all key to enjoying the home orchard. Home orchards should consider using dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties to save space and allow for more trees. Disease resistance makes for easier disease management.


Breaking the Garden Catalog Code

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | podcast: Green Side Up

Green Side Up Host Richard Hentschel talks about gardening catalogs, and explains some of those elusive initials and numbers that follow variety names. All those characters mean good things when it comes to growing those vegetables and flowers, but it is important to know their meanings.


Owls in Illinois

Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 | podcast: Spotlight on Natural Resources

In this edition of Spotlight on Natural Resources, Extension Educator Peggy Doty describes owls in Illinois and in particular the Great Horned Owl.


Wind Chill

Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | podcast: Spotlight on Natural Resources

In this edition of Spotlight on Natural Resources, Extension Eductor Duane Friend explains why Wind Chill was created and what it really tells us.