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Illinois Groundwork provides community resources and guidance for creating community green infrastructure

URBANA, Ill. – During large rainstorms, many Illinois residents brace themselves for flooding in their basements, streets, and neighborhoods. Illinois Groundwork,, is a new free, online tool for communities and stormwater

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Use the resiliency and sustainability of plants to naturally beautify your garden

URBANA, Ill. – Seasons come and go, but home gardening never stops. Pick up the knowledge you need to embrace a resilient and sustainable home landscape, identify plants that could be problematic, and promote a natural display of beauty throughout the year. 

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Make the most of mulch by choosing from living, synthetic, inorganic, or organic

URBANA, Ill. – Every spring, gardeners turn to mulches for their landscapes and gardens for a variety of reasons. One of the main benefits of mulch is reduced soil erosion and compaction. Mulch also moderates soil temperature keeping it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Another

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“Big Muddy” Missouri River needs a plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: Kenneth Olson, 217-333-9639; News writer: Debra Levey Larson, 217-244-2880;   EDITOR’S NOTE: Images to...
Weather clouds pork outlook
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: Chris Hurt, 765-494-4273,    News writer: Debra Levey Larson, 217-244-2880,   URBANA, Ill. – Pork...
Soil Fertility Seminars On February 28 Will Offer Continuing Education
Soil fertility, crop production practices and environmental stewardship will be the foci of a February 28, 2017 Soil Fertility Seminar sponsored by University of Illinois Extension to be held at participating county Extension offices from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Campus-based...
Grazing Lands News
Formerly the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative or GLCI, the National Grazing Lands Coalition was founded to provide high quality technical assistance on privately owned grazing lands on a voluntary basis and to increase the awareness of the importance of grazing land resources. ...
Uninvited guest in our homes: Radon
Freeport, Ill. - With the cool fall weather upon us, our thoughts turn to closing up the house tight for the winter. Most of us do a fall cleaning to collect up the last of that summer pollen and dust, check the batteries in the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and make sure windows...
2016 Christian County 4-H “Stockman” Awards Presented T
The Christian County Stockman Awards were presented at the Christian County 4-H Foundation Auction held July 28 at the Christian County Fairgrounds. This was the second Del Adcock, member of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club, won the Senior Grand Stockman. Alec Myers, of the Edinburg Warriors 4-H...

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