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Read article: Dixon Spring Update: Caterpillar tunnel added for cool season crops
Dixon Spring Update: Caterpillar tunnel added for cool season crops
The latest addition to the demonstration tunnels at the Dixon Springs Ag Center is a caterpillar tunnel. The site was selected late last summer and...
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Read article: Northern Illinois (Rockford) Update: Stateline Conference recap
Northern Illinois (Rockford) Update: Stateline Conference recap
Sarah Farley and I were privileged to host again the Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference on Monday, February 19, in Rockford, Illinois....
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Read article: Sweet corn sensitivity to tolpyralate
Sweet corn sensitivity to tolpyralate
The information in this blog post was submitted by Marty Williams, USDA-ARS  (217-244-5476; martin.williams@usda.gov). Severe sensitivity to a...
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Read article: New mobile resource for commercial vegetable production
New mobile resource for commercial vegetable production
Just like growers who attend winter meetings to increase their knowledge and skills, Extension educators are continuously learning new or updated...

News Releases

Ginger rhizome
How to grow tropical ginger for at-home spice
URBANA, Ill. — Growing fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs in the backyard can seem like a lot of work, but at the end of the season, the bountiful, tasty harvest is worth it. The International Herb Association named ginger (Zingiber officinale) the...
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The spice is right? Researchers explore growing ginger in Illinois
URBANA, Ill. Ask an Illinois farmer what specialty crop to grow to get the most bang for their buck and they will likely say tomatoes. Ask Chris Enroth, and his answer might surprise you – ginger. This tropical plant may seem out of place in a state known for growing row crops, but its...
Pumpkin Field Day poster
More than 80 pumpkin varieties to be featured at Field Day
URBANA, Ill. – Commercial pumpkin growers can enhance production practices at the upcoming University of Illinois Extension Pumpkin Field Day. The event begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 1 at Eckert’s Orchard near Belleville. Register by Aug. 29 at...