DuPage County Farm Bureau

Monthly Archives: May 2017

Master Gardeners Announce 2017 Idea Garden Tours

Skip the apps and websites, and come see inspirational garden ideas in-person at the popular Kane County Master Gardener Idea Garden in St. Charles. The Master Gardeners will host four summer open house events, beginning June 13. “The 2017 Idea Garden continues to showcase designs that are easy to replicate at home, but with some…

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Illinois and other Midwestern students will have help paying for college tuition during the 2017-2018 school year courtesy of scholarships awarded by the IAA Foundation. Today, the IAA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau, awarded $126,400 to 70 students pursuing degrees in agriculture-related fields, based on their academic ability, leadership involvement, professional…

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Cold, Wet Weather Means More Diseases for Fruit Trees

Unfortunately, April showers sometimes means we should look for more than just May flowers. The current cold, wet weather pattern likely means home orchardists will be taking extra precautions to project apples this year. “With the recent continuing rains and the projections for even more rain, the chance of foliar disease is extremely high,” said…

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