The Walnut Twig Beetle (WTB), Pityophthorus juglandis, the insect involved in Thousand Cankers Disease of Black Walnut (TCD), has been detected in Indiana for the first time at a Franklin County sawmill. The beetle was detected in a trap placed at the sawmill for a 2014 statewide survey for WTB. Additional WTBs were found during an inspection of walnut logs and lumber at the mill.
This past week I had the opportunity to be a part of the discussion about the development of an Indiana Pollinator Protection program at the Beck Center at the Purdue Agronomy farm in West Lafayette.
Many of us give the source of our food little actual thought.
In some parts of the world a much higher percentage of a family's income and of their day's activity revolves around where their food for that day will come from.
Are there ways to renew our gardening even earlier than those first warm days of spring? The answer is a resounding, YES!