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Let's Grow Together

The popular Growing Great Vegetables 5-week webinar series is back starting this February. Topics include: Where will you garden
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Take a Pesticide Applicator Test

The Pesticide Safety Education Program is offering in person and online training and certification now through March to help Applicators and Operators meet their goals.
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Small changes in your personal life can have positive impacts on the environment. Explore how prescribed burns work, how to build better soils, and more.
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Grow confidence when choosing seed packets for your garden

URBANA, Ill. – When planning a garden, seeds are an inexpensive investment when compared to buying plants. Gardeners have three basic seed selection choices: hybrid, open-pollinated, and heirloom seeds. What is the difference?

Hybrid seeds, also called F1 hybrids, are developed by plant

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How have Illinois soils changed over 120 years? U of I scientist needs your help

URBANA, Ill. – When he heard an old barn on the University of Illinois campus was scheduled for demolition, soil scientist Andrew Margenot went to investigate. Inside, on dusty shelves, he discovered a time capsule in the form of thousands of jars of soil from around the state, some dating as

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Illinois Extension to create holistic regenerative ag course

URBANA, Ill. – Illinois’ agriculture industry is rooted in its soil. Now, University of Illinois Extension is continuing to invest in the earth by developing a regenerative agricultural program to bring healthy soil practices to farms and gardens statewide.

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