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Read article: North Central Agriculture and Climate Conference
North Central Agriculture and Climate Conference
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Read article: Mild winter puts plants in a precarious place
Mild winter puts plants in a precarious place
Illinois experienced its 2nd warmest winter on record, cooler only than 1932. The mild winter caused perennials to break dormancy and advance...
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Read article: Do storms really split apart and come back together?
Do storms really split apart and come back together?
When I do weather talks, I usually get a question like, “Why do we see storms split apart and come back together after they pass by?” Unfortunately...
Read article: February and Winter 2024 IWCS Update from Trent Ford
February and Winter 2024 IWCS Update from Trent Ford
Weather/Climate Information:  Report provided by Trent Ford, Illinois State Climatologist The following description of...

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Climate change and insects with Kacie Athey

On this week’s Good Growing Podcast, we chat with assistant professor and faculty Extension specialist Kacie Athey about climate change and insects. We discuss what impacts our changing climate may have on insects, like will we see range expansions, more generations, more plant damage, phenology...

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Duane Friend

Duane Friend

State Master Naturalist Coordinator and Climate Change Specialist