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New online agriculture course grows skills in identifying corn, soybean field insects

URBANA, Ill. — One thing is for sure, if there is a farm field, insects will visit it. Having the skills to identify insects inhabiting crop fields across the Midwest improves one’s ability to identify and effectively manage insect pests while avoiding unnecessary interventions that may…

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Illinois clean energy transition excludes key constituents in energy justice equation

URBANA, Ill. — Illinois has made transitioning to clean energy a major priority in recent years with the passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act in 2016 and the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act in 2021. Both pieces of legislation prioritize an equitable transition, aiming to avoid and address…

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Attend field day to learn how agrivoltaics boosts energy, resiliency in food production

URBANA, Ill. — Continuing to feed a growing world is the agriculture industry's future, and the demand for sustainability is here. One avenue of exploration includes agrivoltaics or solar energy within production agriculture.

“The relatively recent idea combines solar panels for…

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DOE funds major bioenergy research center at Illinois
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News source/writer: Tony Mancuso, 217-300-3546, tmancuso@illinois.edu   URBANA, Ill. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is doubling down on energy research at the University of Illinois at...
“Big Muddy” Missouri River needs a plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: Kenneth Olson, 217-333-9639; krolson@illinois.edu News writer: Debra Levey Larson, 217-244-2880; dlarson@illinois.edu   EDITOR’S NOTE...
Weather clouds pork outlook
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Source: Chris Hurt, 765-494-4273, hurtc@purdue.edu    News writer: Debra Levey Larson, 217-244-2880, dlarson@illinois.edu  ...
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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