White-tailed Deer with warts
Deer season is upon us. For this week's podcast we are going to be discussing wart-like growths, called fibromas, on white-tailed deer. Biologist Bob Cordes, from the Main Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, is our guest speaker sharing the causes of these warts, how they impact infected animals and what to do if you harvest a deer with fibromas.
Yellow-Poplar, Tulip tree, Indiana's State Tree
This forest soils program, Oct. 13-15, is taught by various experts in soil science, forestry, ecology, and land use which will cover information on the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment, forest best management practices, changes in soils in response to conifer stand conversion, and more.
There were 25 farm-related deaths in Indiana last year, an increase from 18 the previous year, according to Purdue University's 2014 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary. Despite the one-year increase, the report by Purdue's Agricultural Safety and Health Program said there remained an overall downward trend in the frequency of Indiana farm-related deaths since 1970.
Farmers can contribute to the development of a Purdue Extension online series on Indiana soil and water management issues by letting the series planners know which resources would be most useful and how they would prefer to access them.
For this week's Boiler Up! For Wildlife podcast we will discuss a common summer and fall phenomenon that happens to a lot of homeowner's yard. You walk outside and something has completely dug up your beautifully landscaped yard. Our guest this week is Bob Cordes, a wildlife biologist from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
September Capital Comments - Indiana's Economy: What Have We Got, and How's It Been Doing?
The gross domestic product of the whole United States gets the headlines. But the good old U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis calculates GDP for each state, too. They add up the dollar value of cars, restaurant meals, doctor visits and all the other goods and services produced in Indiana by multiplying the amount produced by the selling price.
Ctenucha moth (Photo credit: John Obermeyer)
Goldenrod is a plant, native to North America, that grows in reasonably moist open areas in meadows, prairies and roadsides. In most parts of the Eastern U.S. goldenrod plants bloom during the month of September.