Invasive Species
Walnut
Indiana Chapter of the Walnut Council is hosting a national conference called Heartwood in the Heartland for woodland owners interested in growing walnut trees and other hardwoods on July 31-August 3 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Lawrenceburg, IN. Registration for Heartwood in the Heartland is due on July 21st.
Callery pear
YouTube
Purdue Extension-FNR now has another expert-reviewed video to help spread awareness of invasive plant species in Indiana. This video discusses the callery pear, an exotic tree from East Asia that is moving from ornamental plantings to fields and woodlands.
healthy corn plant roots (left), and corn plant roots affected by nematodes (right)
A cool, wet spring may put corn planted in sandy soils at greater risk of attack by the destructive needle nematode,Purdue Extension nematologist Jamal Faghihi says.
Trees Grasslands
What you do on your property is your choice first and foremost. The decision to actively manage one's property rather than setting the land aside and let nature take its course is often discussed. One is not necessarily better than the other, but the outcomes will likely be very different, and there are several reasons why you should at least consider a more active management approach.