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Illinois Extension leads public outreach for the University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and communities to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. We support transformation through a wide variety of educational experiences, including in-person workshops and seminars, online learning events, and through print and digital educational publications. 

Visit the Illinois Extension online storefront, PubsPlus, and browse a range of technical and educational books, field guides, fact sheets, and other resources. 

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Field Crop Scouting Manual 

Learn to protect your field by identifying common threats to field crops in the Midwest.

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Forest Trees of Illinois

An overview of almost 150 native and introduced species of trees found in Illinois. 

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Farm Record Book

Keeping organized financial records is essential when running a profitable farming business. 

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Vegetable Gardening in the Midwest

Everything you need to know about starting your own garden in the Midwest can be found here. 

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Identifying Weeds in Midwestern Turf and Landscapes

The proper identification of weeds is the first step in knowing how to manage them. 

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Pest Management for the Home Landscape

Take care of your home garden by learning how to manage insects, weeds, and plant diseases.

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Identifying Turf/Weedy Grasses

Identifying different types of turf and grassy weeds is an important skill for turf professionals and homeowners.

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Pocket Guide to Crop Development 

Everything you need to know about growing corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat all in one place.

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Native Plants in the Home Landscape

A collection of beautiful photographs of 80 native plants in the Upper Midwest.

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Color Chart for Estimating Organic Matter in Mineral Soils in Illinois

Use this chart to estimate the amount of organic matter in your soil.

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