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Good Growing Webinar Series

University of Illinois Extension is pleased to announce a free, online webinar series, Good Growing in Illinois. University of Illinois Extension Educators Andrew Holsinger, Chris Enroth, Ken Johnson and Katie Parker will teach these webinars. These webinars are offered free, and preregistration is required.

Current webinar

Basics of Tree Fruit Diseases | August 12 | 3 to 4 PM CDT
Andrew Holsinger, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, focuses on the diseases encountered when growing fruit trees and how to counteract them! You will learn about diseases (fruit rots, foliar blights, and more), and preventing/controlling diseases with standard cultural practices and spray programs. Presented by Andrew Holsinger.

More webinars in the series

Landscaping: Fact or Fiction | August 5 | 3 to 4 PM CDT
In our ever-expanding technology and connectedness, we have more information readily available than any human society in history. In our swirling whirlpool of digital communications, it can be hard to tell what is fact and what is fiction. Join University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Chris Enroth, as we dispel landscaping myths of products, trends, and management strategies and get to the science of gardening.

Spiders Are Your Friends | August 19 | 3 to 4 PM CDT
Spiders are some of the most misunderstood animals out there. While a few may be harmful, the vast majority pose no threat to us and are beneficial. This presentation will dispel some of the misconceptions surrounding spiders as well as cover some commonly encountered spiders in Illinois. Presented by Ken Johnson.

Getting Started with Composting | August 26 | 3 to 4 PM CDT
Composting food scraps and yard waste is a positive alternative to sending the waste to the landfill or down your garbage disposal, and the results of composting provides a nutrient rich material that can be added to our gardens. Learn more about how to get started with composting by joining Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Katie Parker.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend, contact the registration office. Early requests are encouraged. 

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3 - 4 PM