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Woodland Garden Thumbnail
File Type: pdf
File Size: 1.64 MB
Year: 2021

This guide features a planting plan focused on natives typically found in Illinois woodlands. The plan creates year-round interest for homeowners and extends the foraging season for pollinators. Additionally, native plants help soak up rainfall and can be used in rain gardens.

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Woodland Border Garden Thumbnail
File Type: pdf
File Size: 1.93 MB
Year: 2021

This guide features a planting plan focused on natives typically found in Illinois woodland borders. The plan creates year-round interest for homeowners and extends the foraging season for pollinators. Additionally, native plants help soak up rainfall and can be used in rain gardens.

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Wet Woodland Garden Thumbnail
File Type: pdf
File Size: 1.74 MB
Year: 2021

This guide features a planting plan focused on natives typically found in wet Illinois woodlands. The plan creates year-round interest for homeowners and
extends the foraging season for pollinators. Additionally, native plants help soak up rainfall and can be used in rain gardens.

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Dry Woodland Garden Thumbnail
File Type: pdf
File Size: 1.68 MB
Year: 2021

This guide features a planting plan focused on natives typically found in dry Illinois woodlands. The plan creates year-round interest for homeowners and
extends the foraging season for pollinators. Additionally, native plants help soak up rainfall and can be used in rain gardens.

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Tilapia Farmed Fish Fact Sheet Thumbnail
File Type: pdf
File Size: 4.35 MB
Year: 2021

This is the third in a series of consumer guides that describe fish and shellfish farmed in the Midwest region of the United States. The fact sheet also includes culinary characteristics, cooking tips and a recipe for Sautéed Tilapia.

References:

  1. PWohlfarth, G.W. and G. Hulata. 1983. Applied Genetics of Tilapias, ICLARM Studies and Reviews 6, 26 p. International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila.
  2. Nico, L.G., Schofield, P.J., and Neilson, M.E., 2021, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=468, Revision Date: 1/8/2020, Peer Review Date: 12/18/2013, Access Date: 2/16/2021
  3. National Marine Fisheries Service (2020) Fisheries of the United States, 2018. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Current Fishery Statistics No. 2018 Available at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ national/commercial-fishing/fisheries-united-states-2018
  4. FAO 2005-2021. Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme. Oreochromis niloticus. Cultured Aquatic Species Information programme. Text by Rakocy, J.E. In: FAO Fisheries Division [Online]. Rome. Update 18 February 2005. [Cited 16 February 2021]. http://www.fao.org/fishery/culturedspecies/Oreochromis_niloticus/en
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Right Plant, Right Place: Selecting Turfgrass for Homeowners Thumbnail
File Type: pdf
File Size: 3.21 MB
Year: 2020

This brochure is a part of a natural lawn care communication campaign developed and refined through a series of grant funded homeowner surveys and focus groups. The goal is to address the issue of lawn care-related pollution in watersheds by targeting outreach efforts directly towards homeowners engaged in lawn care. Choosing the right turfgrass species for the lawn’s growing conditions is an important management practice. This brochure provides a brief introduction to turfgrass growth habits, a checklist for understanding your lawn’s growing conditions and provides a turfgrass selection guide.

References:

  1. Reicher, Z., Bigelow, C., Patton, A., & Voigt, T. (2006). Zoysiagrass for Indiana. Purdue Extension. https://turf.purdue.edu/extpub/zoysiagrass-for-indiana/
  2. Fresenburg, B., Miller, L. (n.d.) Managing Lawns and Turfgrass. University of Missouri Extension. https://extension2.missouri.edu/mg10
  3. Hentschel, R., & Spangenberg, B. (n.d.). Groundcovers as lawn alternatives. University of Illinois Extension. https://web.extension.illinois.edu/lawntalk/other/groundcovers_as_lawn_alternatives.cfm
  4. Reicher, Z., Throssell, C. (1998, July). Improving Lawns in the Shade. Purdue Extension. https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/AY/AY-14-W.pdf
  5. Braun, R. C., Patton, A. J., Watkins, E., Koch, P. L., Anderson, N. P., Bonos, S. A., & Brilman, L. A. (2020). Fine fescues: A review of the species, their improvement, production, establishment, and management. Crop Science, 60(3), 1142–1187. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20122
  6. Murphy, J. A. (1996, September). Fine Fescues: Low Maintenance Species for Turf. Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension. https://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/publication.php?pid=FS688
  7. Laskowski, M. (2018, July). Making roadsides greener by selecting salt tolerant turfgrasses. University of Minnesota: Turfgrass Science. https://turf.umn.edu/news/making-roadsides-greener-selecting-salt-tolerant-turfgrasses
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