Birdland has been cool and mild. Hurricanes in the east and in the Gulf have sent the prairie this lovely weather, so there is sadness blowing in on these cool breezes. We think of friends who evacuated from New Orleans and friends in Brooklyn who had to decide between running downstairs to …
In recent weeks, University of Illinois Extension has received reports of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) spottings across central Illinois.
Roadside plantings of pollinator habitats can present some risk of insect mortality from passing traffic, but the benefits outweigh the risks.
Is that a bee? Again, we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or assume it’s a bee because of brown/black and gold/yellow stripes.
Jill Uken's family began planting sweet potatoes four years ago, and the Mahomet-Seymour junior has turned it into a small business. She'll talk about the process at the State Fair on Saturday.
As this summer continues to bring ample rainfall, it’s easy to become somewhat complacent with watering, but it’s a good bet that rainfall amounts will wain in the coming months.
The next few months can be critical for woody plants struggling to become established in their new planting location, and the water we provide can really make the difference.
Aster yellows is a somewhat uncommon disease in Illinois with several species involved in transmission to a wide range of host plants, including quite a few vegetable crops, as well as a large swath of ornamental plants.