U of I Extension Four Seasons Summer Gardening Webinar

The summer series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, gets underway in July. The programs are available to take for free online from your personal computer. The first session of the series is titled, Quercus Quandaries: Common Oak pests in Illinois and is offered twice – on July 26 at 1:30 p.m. and again on July 28 at 6:30 p.m.  Join Diane Plewa, Diagnostician at the University of Illinois Plant Clinic, as she discusses some of the most common problems seen on oaks across Illinois. Topics will include serious diseases such as oak wilt and bur oak blight, and less serious (but can look concerning) problems like tubakia leaf spot and galls. A few common insects that cause problems on oaks will also be discussed.  This webinar may also be viewed from home by pre-registering at go.illinois.edu/4seasons_webinars. Recorded videos of these sessions can be viewed following the program at go.illinois.edu/fourseasonsrecordings.    
Other topics in the summer series include Keep it Growing, Keep it Going on how to use cover crops to improve soil set for August 9 and 11, and Illinois Native Pollinators where you can learn how to make your landscape attractive to pollinators. It’s set for August 23 and 25. Phone or email the local U of I Extension office for more details, 309-756-9978 or [email protected]  

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