Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn more about nutrient management, soil and water conservation, pest control and a variety of other topics at the 2016 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference.
This year's Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium will include sessions on new pollinator regulations, pumpkin and other cucurbit diseases, mineral nutrition for vegetable crops and an update on food safety regulations. The symposium, a collaboration of the Purdue and University of Illinois Extension services, will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CST) Jan. 5 at Teibel's Restaurant, 1775 U.S. 41, Schererville.
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.
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.