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wild parsnip
Identify, avoid, and manage troublesome wild parsnip
URBANA, Ill. — I love parsnips. Often parsnips, large white carrot-like root vegetables, are substituted for celery in my 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...
weather map of Illinois showing normal vs observed precipitation levels
Illinois at increased risk of drought conditions
Parts of northeast, western, and central Illinois have been much drier than normal in the past 4 to 6 weeks, causing dry soils and lower streamflow. Perennials, gardens, and young trees in these areas have begun to show some response to the dryness, requiring more frequent watering than typical...
A group of students watch a drone demonstration
4-H Drones in Agriculture takes flight in local schools
DANVILLE, Ill – Students from Champaign, Coles, Douglas, and Vermilion Counties gathered at Danville Area Community College (DACC) for the 4-H Drones in Agriculture Competition and Career Pathways Fair. Schools that participated in 4-H Drones in Agriculture curriculum during the school year were...

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