If you’ve ever gone out to check your milkweed plants for monarch caterpillars, you may have been surprised to find other insects living and f…
Have you ever gotten home with a bag of fresh produce and wondered what to do with it? Do those colorful fruits and veggies go immediately in …
PERRY, Ill. — David Porter says he sees benefits from utilizing cover crops on his farm.
HUNNEWELL, Mo. — Tucker Willard just might notice something familiar on display next month at the Missouri State Fair.
QUINCY — An Adams County organization got a financial boost thanks to a program partnering with farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits.
The annual cicadas have begun to sing their song, and along with them comes the emergence of their natural predator — the cicada killer wasp.
How full is your invasive species radar? Mine is overwhelmed as we deal with the current group of Japanese beetles, emerald ash borer, bush ho…
PERRY, Ill. — University of Illinois’ annual Agronomy Day will take place in-person in multiple locations across the state this summer.
"I found this bug in my garden; what is it, and how do I kill it?" This is a common question that comes into Extension offices.
When asked what he farms on his land south of Toluca, Bill Leigh answered with a deadpan expression. “Soil,” he said.
New Beef Quality Assurance workshops have been scheduled throughout Illinois, including in Carthage, in July.
They’re back! After hitching their initial ride on imported ornamental plants in 1916, Japanese beetles decided North America isn’t such a bad…
Frequent spring rains in Missouri set the stage for seedling and root rotting diseases that can lower yields.
Landscape fabric. It’s what goes under the mulch. Right? I’ve had several conversations with home gardeners looking for a permanent solution t…
Average yield for soybean planted in the third week of June is at least 25% less than soybean planted in early May, and July plantings fare ev…
After some up and down temperatures earlier this year, it seems summer has settled in for good. While a lot of the work we do in the garden ha…
Two sisters’ passion for agriculture and willingness to try new things led them to grow a crop not commonly found in Illinois: lavender.