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Webinar: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Horticulture

  • April 07, 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Internet
University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educators address garden biodiversity with a webinar series called “The Good, the Bad and the Lovely: Horticulture Webinars.” With these webinars, Illinois gardeners will learn what plants to cultivate and what plants to eliminate.

Cultivating the biodiversity of plants in the Illinois landscape ensures the survival of wildlife like birds, insects and mammals. Entomologist Doug Tallamy ascribes to the importance of biodiversity by saying “past decades of research have tied the number of interacting species to both ecosystem function and stability” in his new book entitled the “The Living Landscape.”

University of Illinois Extension will be teaching gardeners about biodiversity by addressing common invasives and species of concern, control methods, native alternatives, and plants for native pollinators.

The following two webinars will be held on Tuesday, April 7th, from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.  The companion webinars on landscape alternatives and pollinator plants will be held on April 21st in the evening.


On April 7

Common Invasive Plants & Species of Concern 6:30 p.m.

Horticulture Educators Kari Houle and Andrew Holsinger will focus on basic identification of common invasive species and species of concern in Illinois and the impacts of these species on natural habitats.


Invasive Plant Control Strategies 7:15 p.m.

After you learn to identify invasive plant species the next step is control. The strategies for eliminating invasive plants depend upon the plant itself. Horticulture Educators Rhonda Ferree and Chris Enroth will address control recommendations of common invasive plants.

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