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Lawn & Garden Care | Bag Worms

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Lawn & Garden Care | Bag Worms
Phil Nixon, Extension Entomologist - University of IllinoisDepending on exactly where you live in Illinois it may be time to treat for bag worms on your trees and shrubs. Todd Gleason has more from University of Illinois Extension. Bag worms are caterpillars that commonly live in groups…
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2:29 radio self contained Bag worms are caterpillars that commonly live in groups. These groups are not colonies, the worms just live near each other. Honestly, bag worms live in little silk tents. They haul these tents, bags, around with them. The tents are camouflaged with pieces of leaves says University of Illinois Extension Entomologist Phil Nixon.Nixon :31 …but also will get on deciduous trees.Quote Summary - Being detached pieces of foliage these will dry up and turn brown. Bag worms are problem primarily on needled evergreen trees; junipers including eastern red cedar, arborvitae, and eastern white pine. Bag worms are found almost exclu…

EPA's RFS Puts Biodiesel in the Drivers Seat

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EPA’s RFS Puts Biodiesel in the Drivers Seat
Scott Irwin, Ag Economist - University of IllinoisThe nation could be running on a lot more biodiesel in future. Todd Gleason reports the latest U.S. EPA proposal would firmly set a path to create a second biofuels industry in the United States. The United States Environmental Protection Agency…
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2:15 tv cgThe United States Environmental Protection Agency, by the authority of congress, sets mandates - within some congressional parameters - for the amount of renewable energy the nation should consume. Part of this energy plan has allowed U.S. farmers to build and deploy corn based ethanol as a gasoline additive. Phase two, as set out by congress and proposed by EPA in May, may do the same thing for biodiesel made from oilseeds says University of Illinois ag economist Scott Irwin.Irwin :18 …driver’s seat rather than corn based ethanol.Quote Summary - If one takes the EPA policy as given …