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Illinois Extension Needs Western Illinois Landowner Input
In order to address the needs of current residents and landowners, Illinois Extension is asking for input about natural resource land management from area farmers, landowners, hunters, and residents within the counties of Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike and Schuyler counties.  With this feedback,...
2023 Hancock County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
Hancock County contracted with University of Illinois Extension to update the Multijurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Additionally, Illinois State Water Survey conducted an updated HAZUS Assessment as part of the risk assessment process. Commencing at the end of the COVID Pandemic,...
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Identify, avoid, and manage troublesome wild parsnip
URBANA, Ill. — Often parsnips, large white carrot-like root vegetables, are substituted for celery in soups and stews. The cultivated parsnip that we eat heralds from the appropriately named wild parsnip, Pastinaca sativa. However, wild parsnip is a plant to avoid. The wild version of cultivated...
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With high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus entering our waterways and making their way to the Gulf of Mexico, Illinois is taking action to address nutrient loss and hold those nutrients in place. Rachel Curry and Nicole Haverback are the boots on the ground for this project in Illinois, and...
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