Produce growers in northern Indiana and southern Michigan can learn to make their operations more profitable and productive March 21 at the second annual Michiana Vegetable and Fruit Growers Meeting.
After two months of unusually warm conditions throughout Indiana, state climatologists based at Purdue University believe temperatures will slowly return to seasonal norms over the next month, which is good news for fruit growers and home gardeners concerned that their plants might be emerging too quickly.
Purdue Extension will provide training sessions statewide to help fruit and vegetable growers meet the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule included in the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Purdue University Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist Katie Barnett says her job is about two things: connections and possibilities. "When you're buying a wine, you could buy a bottle that's on sale," Barnett said, "but what if instead, you bought a sweet wine that was Indiana grown? What if you read the label and saw that they have a small restaurant at their winery, or that they sell their wine at a wine bar five minutes from your house? You could spend your next Friday night at a winery
Changing human behavior is not easy! But, with the right tools, you can effect change over time. Using two previously developed campaigns as examples, the Promote Conservation through an Effective Campaign publication walks you through four steps to help you create an effective campaign to change people's behavior.
The 2016 Compendium of Herbicide Adjuvants is available from Purdue Extension through Purdue's The Education Store.
Now in its 13th edition, the publication lists 779 products from 38 companies. Each listing contains the product name, principal functioning agents, use rates, special comments and name of the manufacturer or distributor.
A series of three new publications from Purdue Extension will offer homeowners, farmers and commercial applicators practical tips on protecting pollinators from insecticide exposure and other risks. Each publication in the Protecting Pollinators series is available as a free download from Purdue's The Education Store at www.edustore.purdue.edu.