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Tobacco Hornworm
Read article: Hornworm Alert: Be on the lookout
Hornworm Alert: Be on the lookout
Our recent hot weather has not only helped our garden plants to grow, but it has also helped our garden pests to arrive a little earlier than usual....
green stem with tiny tan slots
Read article: Assessing periodical cicada damage to fruit
Assessing periodical cicada damage to fruit
For some, the emergence of the two periodical cicada broods across Illinois went by without a single sighting or rise in decibels. But for others, it...
an opossum snigging the ground
Read article: Reassessing the opossum-tick relationship: Is it a good idea to attract opossum's to your yard?
Reassessing the opossum-tick relationship: Is it a good idea to attract opossum's to your yard?
It seems like every social media exchange where the topic of ticks or opossums comes up, I see a meme or photo glorifying the opossum and saying they...
hammerhead worm
Read article: Have you heard of hammerhead worms?
Have you heard of hammerhead worms?
While you may be familiar with many invasive plants and insects, the hammerhead worm is perhaps one of the strangest and least well-known invaders to...

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Tips for getting landscape plants through summer
URBANA, Ill. — While much of the work done in the garden happens in the spring, that doesn’t mean growers can coast through summer. Supplemental watering, weeding, and managing pests will go a long way to keep landscapes growing through the summer. WaterAs...

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