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University of Illinois Extension serving Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties

McLean County
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
Email: uie-lmw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 11:30-12:30 pm)

Livingston County
1412 S Locust
Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone: 815-842-1776
FAX: 815-842-6547
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

McLean County
UNITY Community Center
632 Orlando Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-862-4041
FAX: 309-663-8270
Hours: Monday - Friday 11am to 7:00 pm

Woodford County
109 East Eureka Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530
Phone: 309-467-3789
FAX: 309-467-6034
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

Cover Crops for Backyard Gardens

February 7, 2018 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM )

McLean County Extension Office
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704 (McLean County)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
1pm to 3pm

Cover crops are crops grown after the growing season to manage weeds and address soil nutrients. While many large farms will plant rye and wheat after corn/beans, backyard growers can gain many benefits out of introducing these in smaller plantings. These benefits include soil nutrient management, attracting beneficial insects, and sequestering nitrogen into the soil for next season.

This program will introduce the basics of getting started in cover crop production, criteria to consider in choosing cover crops on the small scale, and general management guidelines to get the most out of cover crops this next season.

Presented by Grant McCarty, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms.

Light refreshments will be provided.

University of Illinois Extension, McLean County
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL



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