The debate over rather the use of a real tree or an artificial tree is better for the environment continues, especially as the Holiday season nears. Purdue FNR Professor of Wood Products Dan Cassens weighs the pros and cons of each.
If you are looking for that perfect real Christmas tree check out the resources available to help you decide. Choices include pre-cut trees, choose-and-cut trees or live trees that can be replanted. Lenny Farlee, sustaining hardwood extension specialist, shares facts, tips and links to several needed resources.
Purdue Extension is offering a 10-session program to help beef producers improve the profitability of their operations through effective farm management.
The triple-bag technology created at Purdue University to help African smallholder farmers store their crops after harvest also enabled farmers in Sierra Leone to protect their seeds when the Ebola outbreak disrupted agricultural markets.
Tenant farmers wanting to renegotiate farmland leases for 2016 may need to deliver written notification to their landlord before Dec. 1, a Purdue expert on agricultural law advises.
There's no shortage of Indiana pumpkins this fall despite "two really different seasons" of extended rain and dry conditions that reduced yield for some growers, Purdue Extension plant pathologist Dan Egel says.
Purdue Extension is offering a workshop on farm law and tax issues, including estate planning and business transfers. The workshop will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST Dec. 17 in the Shine Family Room at the Floyd County Extension office, 3000 Technology Ave., New Albany.