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Links and Reviews for Hort Answers

The following 47 sites have linked to our Hort Answers website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.

About Japanese Blood Grass
http://ask.com/explore/about-japanese-blood-grass

All Experts.com - Lawns - Question on my Heat Tolerant Blue Lawn
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Lawns-725/question-heat-tollerant-blue-5.htm

American Fruit Grower
http://www.americanfruitgrower.com/e_notes/page.php?page=heard
"New Online Tool For Midwest Growers Growers now have a comprehensive online resource for information about plant pests, diseases, and performance. University of Illinois Extension recently launched “Hortanswers,” a Web site that is designed to provide facts and advice about various issues including disease and pest problems. There are several options available for locating information on “Hortanswers.” Users can either search for general knowledge about different types of plants by plant categories or initiate a search that tracks down advice for the problem or pest specified by the user. “Hortanswers” was developed by University of Illinois Extension staff members Jane Scherer, Greg Stack, James Schuster, Maurice Ogutu, and Sharon Yiesla. Former staff member Bruce Pallsrud conceived the idea for the Web site. Visit “Hortanswers” at www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers"

Arthropods Study
http://eclectic-homeschool.com/arthropods-study/

Athletic Turf - Articles
http://www.athleticturf.net/athleticturf/Athletic Turf News/Illinois-Extension-offers-website-with-info-about-/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/482068?contextCategoryId=3218
"Illinois Extension offers website with info about plant pests"

Bacteria and Plants
http://bacteriamuseum.org/index.php/special-features-files/bacteria-and-plants

Beeson's McHenry County Nursery - News From the Field
http://www.beesongrows.com/atom.xml
"Hort Answers from U of IL Extension HortAnswers is a new website by the University of Illinois Extension that provides basic information about plants and their pests and diseases for Zones 4-6. You can search by plant, pest/disease, or problem."

Bright Hub - DIY - Flowers - Frost Tolerant Flowers For Spring Planting - Sources
http://www.brighthub.com/diy/lawn-garden/articles/101729.aspx

Buckeye Yard & Garden: Annual - (Verbena X hybrida)
http://bygl.osu.edu/content/annual-verbena-x-hybrida-0

Country Brook Farms - Care After Planting
http://www.countrybrookfarms.com/Plant_Care.html
"Check here for Plant Diagnostics Problem Search for a great source of helpful information"

Daily Herald - Website Offers Gardening Help
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=147541
"A website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performance in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension."

Daily Herald Article
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=147541
"A Web site that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performance in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension."

Duarte Nursery - Care & Instructions
http://duartenursery.com/consumer-products-and-fruit-trees/care-and-instructions/

Gali's Florist and Garden Center - Links
http://www.galisgardencenter.com/Contact_Us.html
"University of Illinois Extension - This site has a great problem solver to help you determine what is wrong with your plants. http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/"

Garden Web - Forum - Favorite Edging Plants
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/cottage/msg0508034514595.html

Grasses That Tolerate Dogs
http://ehow.com/info_8122531_grasses-tolerate-dogs.html

Hort Answers Website Debuts from the University of Illinois Extension
http://www.extension.org/pages/Hortanswers_Website_Debuts_from_the_University_of_Illinois_Extension
"If you have an interest in gardening, University of Illinois Extension has created a new website that can help called Hortanswers."

How to Grow Blackberries From Home
http://ehow.com/how_6768877_grow-blackberries-home.html

Hunting App.com - Flower Resouces - Hellborus
http://www.huntingapp.com/gardening2/helleborus/gardening-0e8b.html

Kansas State Research and Extension - Blog - Sclerotia of Gray Snow Mold
http://www.ksuturf.org/blog/2011/02/snow-molds/

Landscape Management - Illinois Extension Offers Website Dedicated to Plant Pests
http://www.landscapemanagement.net/landscape/Green Industry News/llinois-Extension-offers-website-dedicated-to-plan/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/482069?contextCategoryId=825

Landscape Management - Regional Report - U of I Debuts Hortanswers Site
http://www.landscapemanagement.net/landscape/News/Regional-Report/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/487466
"URBANA, IL — A new website allows horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performance in the USDA hardiness zones 4, 5 and 6. "Hortanswers," online at http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/, is designed to provide basic information about disease and pest problems, plus determine the right plant for the right place, says Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulture educator and one of the site's designers. Originally conceived by former U of I Extension specialist Bruce Pallsrud, the site was developed by Jane Scherer, U of I Extension urban program/Web coordination specialist, along with Stack and fellow Extension horticulture educators James Schuster, Maurice Ogutu and Sharon Yiesla. "Because of its complexity, it took several years to develop," says Stack. "The result is an extremely valuable site.""

Lawn and Garden Search - Plants in Iowa
http://www.lgyp.com/Plants-in-Iowa.htm

Lawn Care Dr. - Grass Types
http://www.lawncaredr.com/grass-types.php

Michigan State University Extension - Kalamazoo County - Consumer Horticulture
http://www.msue.msu.edu/portal/default.cfm?pageset_id=27606&page_id=477929&msue_portal_id=25643

Olericulture - Crops - Chili Pepper - Research
http://olericulture.org/tag/chemical

Ornamental Grasses: Don't Let the Brown Grass Fool You
http://examiner.com/article/ornamental-grasses-don-t-let-the-brown-grass-fool-you

Penn State - Northeast PA Commerical Horticulture Newsletter
http://monroe.extension.psu.edu/NewslettersRegistrations/PoconoCommercialHorticulture/CHN 8-1.pdf

Penn State - Northeast PA Commerical Horticulture Newsletter
http://monroe.extension.psu.edu/NewslettersRegistrations/PoconoCommercialHorticulture/CHN 8-1.pdf
"Illinois Plant Selection Guide: This website from Illinois Extension is a selection and common problem guide that allows for search by plant, problem, or a browsing option. In the browsing option you can review the photos of an entire category, for example ornamental grasses, in one screen."

Purdue University - Plant Information - Marion County
http://www.ces.purdue.edu/CES/Marion/HortConPlants.htm
"HortAnswers (University of Illinois)"

Purdue University-Extension : Marion County - Plant and Pest Problems
http://www.ces.purdue.edu/CES/Marion/HortConProbs.htm
"HortAnswers (University of Illinois) New Link 02/08"

Rathjen Greenhouses, Inc. - Helpful Links
http://www.rathjengreenhouses.com/

SeedQuest - Hortanswers Website Provides Information
http://www.seedquest.com/News/releases/2008/january/21363.htm
"A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performance in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden, said Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulture educator and one of the designers of the website. Originally conceived by former U of I Extension specialist Bruce Pallsrud, the website was developed by Jane Scherer, U of I Extension urban program/web coordination specialist, along with Stack and fellow Extension horticulture educators James Schuster, Maurice Ogutu, and Sharon Yiesla. "Because of its complexity, it took several years to develop," said Stack. "The result is an extremely valuable site." Users may access the information they seek by a variety of routes. One approach is to search plant and the categories include annuals, groundcover, ornamental grass, perennials, roses, shrubs, small fruits, trees, tree fruits, turf, vegetables, and vines. If a particular problem is affecting your garden, try the search by problem feature and initiate a search by the problem or pest or by the plant affected, with categories for common and scientific names. Searching by perennials, for example, produces a page that gives criteria for these plants in hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6. Pictures of the plants are included along with information on the various plants plus problems they may encounter. And, there are also photos of the problems that affect the particular plant. "The website allows users to proceed through as much information as they desire and gain insights and tips about how various plants will look and perform in their garden," said Stack. He also noted that the new website is unique. "There are hundreds of websites that have bits and pieces of information on home horticulture," he said. "Sometimes these are geared toward selling a particular plant or product and the information is biased. Others are educational to the point of not providing practical information that the home gardener or horticulture professional can easily use. There is simply no single resource for reliable, unbiased information. "While the site is not all-inclusive or exhaustive, it provides good, basic information to guide home gardeners in selecting plant material and alerting them to some of the problems they may encounter." http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/"

St Louis Master Gardener - Gardening Resources - Plant Problems
http://www.stlmg.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/home.resources/index.htm

The Plant Coach - Hot Summer Winners
http://www.theplantcoach.org/content/view/435/

TheCity1.com - Hortanswers Website Debuts
http://www.thecity1.com/archivedArticle.php?reckey=4004
"A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performance in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. Hortanswers is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden, said Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulture educator and one of the designers of the website. Originally conceived by former U of I Extension specialist Bruce Pallsrud, the website was developed by Jane Scherer, U of I Extension urban program/web coordination specialist, along with Stack and fellow Extension horticulture educators James Schuster, Maurice Ogutu, and Sharon Yiesla. "Because of its complexity, it took several years to develop," said Stack. "The result is an extremely valuable site." Users may access the information they seek by a variety of routes. One approach is to search plant and the categories include annuals, groundcover, ornamental grass, perennials, roses, shrubs, small fruits, trees, tree fruits, turf, vegetables, and vines. If a particular problem is affecting your garden, try the search by problem feature and initiate a search by the problem or pest or by the plant affected, with categories for common and scientific names. Searching by perennials, for example, produces a page that gives criteria for these plants in hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6. Pictures of the plants are included along with information on the various plants plus problems they may encounter. And, there are also photos of the problems that affect the particular plant. "The website allows users to proceed through as much information as they desire and gain insights and tips about how various plants will look and perform in their garden," said Stack. He also noted that the new website is unique. "There are hundreds of websites that have bits and pieces of information on home horticulture," he said. "Sometimes these are geared toward selling a particular plant or product and the information is biased. Others are educational to the point of not providing practical information that the home gardener or horticulture professional can easily use. There is simply no single resource for reliable, unbiased information. "While the site is not all-inclusive or exhaustive, it provides good, basic information to guide home gardeners in selecting plant material and alerting them to some of the problems they may encounter.""

UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology - Angelonia - Other Sites
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/plants_and_grasses/flowering_plants/angelonia.html

UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology - Coleus - Other Sites
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/plants_and_grasses/houseplants_foliage/coleus.html

University of Florida Extension - Angelonia - Gardening in a Minute
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/plants_and_grasses/flowering_plants/angelonia.html
"Summer Snapdragon, Angel Flower--University of Illinois Extension"

University of Wisconsin-Extension: Lincoln County - Horticulture Links
http://www.uwex.edu/CES/cty/lincoln/hort/index.html
"University of Illinois Horticulture Answers"

Vegetable Orlericulture - Web Links - Potato - Hort Answers
http://olericulture.org/tag/potato

WGN AM - Upcoming Events
http://www.wgnam.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29906&Itemid=316
"Go to www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/ for answers to your horniculture questions. A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performances in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden."

WGN Radio - Community Calendar
http://wgnradio.com/index2.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29906&pop=1&page=0&Itemid=1
"Go to www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/ for answers to your horniculture questions. A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performances in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden."

WGN Radio - Community Calendar
http://wgnradio.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29906&Itemid=316
"Go to www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/ for answers to your horticulture questions. A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performances in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden."

WGN Radio, Chicago Illinois - Contests
http://wgnradio.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=37&Itemid=183
"A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performances in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden."

WGN720 - Community Calendar - Upcoming Events
http://www.wgn720.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=37&Itemid=183
"Go to www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/ for answers to your horniculture questions. A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performances in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden."

Wikipedia - Denmark - Asparagus Beetle- References
http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulplettet_Aspargesbille

 

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