Environment
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Purdue's FNR staff provides us with another free publication, this time focusing on the potential economic gains of growing hops along the fence lines of newly established forest stands.
Tom Turpin speaking at
After 45 years as a Purdue University entomology professor, Tom Turpin will retire July 1, leaving a colorful legacy of cricket-spitting, cockroach races, and ladybug-themed tuxedos. He helped establish Bug Bowl, the world's largest insect-themed festival, and regularly brought along exotic and interesting creatures to share with his audience during his frequent guest lectures at local schools and community events - where he often appeared in bug-bedecked formal attire.
Bagworm caterpillar
In late May and early June bagworms hatch from eggs that lie dormant overwinter in the bag of their mother. The evergreen bagworm has the ability to defoliate evergreen trees and shrubs like spruce, arborvitae, fir, junipers and pine. When given a chance, it will also feed on deciduous trees like maples, honeylocust, and crabapples.
Storm damage, trees down
Many tree owners are faced with the decision of what to do with their trees relative to restoration or removal. This requires the expertise of trained, professional arborists to assist with the decision making regarding the best course of action.
Field Day at Martell Forest, people walking through forest.
Don't miss this opportunity to identify and ask the experts about Asian bush honeysuckle, native grass planting management, wildlife management, forest management and more.
Benefits of Connecting with Nature, FNR-539-W
Today children spend less time playing outdoors than any past generation. According to recent statistics, only six states require physical education in every grade, only 20% of school districts require daily recess, and 2 out of 3 children are considered inactive. The Benefits of Connecting with Nature lesson plan helps explore student's relationship between nature and mental health.
Nearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to a Purdue University study.

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