Agriculture
annual rygrass
A new Purdue Extension publication offers producers practical, in-depth information on how to use herbicides to terminate annual ryegrass, an effective but potentially troublesome fall-seeded cover crop.
Purdue Extension has developed a pair of Web-based, interactive resources to help new producers and anyone thinking about starting a small-scale livestock operation to make critical budgeting decisions.
A new Purdue Extension program will equip farmers with the tools they need to develop a nutrient management plan for their operations. "4R 4 Producers" will be held 5-8 p.m. on March 9 at The Andersons, 4743 Country Road 28, Waterloo, Indiana.
From backyards to roadsides and even on rooftops, people in urban areas are taking advantage of unused spaces to grow crops. AgrAbility will provide expertise on the increasingly popular movement of urban agriculture in a one-hour webinar at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 with special emphasis on military veterans and farmers with disabilities.
Pork producers will have the opportunity to learn about industry updates at the 2016 Central Indiana Pork Conference in March. The conference will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 8 at the Clinton Prairie Jr./Sr. High School, 2400 S. Country Road 450 W, Frankfort.
Midwest mint growers will gather Feb. 25-26 in northern Indiana to learn various topics about production of the plant.
Recent mild weather has set the stage for what could be a significant infestation of potentially deadly parasites in sheep and goats this spring, a Purdue Extension expert says.

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