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DriftWatch map for Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, and Putnam Counties.
Read article: Online mapping tools help connect growers, beekeepers, and pesticide applicators
Online mapping tools help connect growers, beekeepers, and pesticide applicators
Pesticides are essential for commercial growers to control weeds, insects, and disease, and are an integral part of an...
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Read article: Household hazardous material collection events scheduled for fall 2024
Household hazardous material collection events scheduled for fall 2024
Now is the time to get rid of any old or unwanted pesticides in your chemical storage area. The Illinois EPA one-day household hazardous waste...
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Read article: Here’s what to do if you find spotted lanternfly
Here’s what to do if you find spotted lanternfly
In a summer when many feel like they have been ambushed by cicadas, it’s easy to forget that the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) has...
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Read article: Welcome, John Schepis!
Welcome, John Schepis!
The Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) at the University of Illinois has recently expanded...

News Releases

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Pesticide Safety Education Program Testing Dates
University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit is offering the following Testing-Only sessions and certification program for private pesticide applicators. Certification is required to apply restricted use pesticides. The sessions are in cooperation with the Illinois...

Videos

Tips for Pollinators and Favorite Plants

We give helpful tips for helping out pollinators plus our favorite pollinator plants. Plus, tons of resources if you’re looking to include pollinator habitat in your landscape.

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Invasive Garlic Mustard Research Update for Land Managers

Garlic mustard is a high-priority invasive plant that harms native forest ecosystems in Illinois. Researchers from University of Illinois and University of Wisconsin collaborated to test at what growth stage herbicides can be used on garlic mustard and still stop the plants from producing viable...

Staff

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Matt Gill

Extension Specialist, Application Technology