Environment
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Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn more about nutrient management, soil and water conservation, pest control and a variety of other topics at the 2016 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference.
Dr. Dan Cassens at Christmas tree farm
"Real Christmas Trees are renewable, recyclable, release less carbon then artificial trees and provide valuable family memories," shares Daniel Cassens, Professor in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University.
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Changing human behavior is not easy! But, with the right tools, you can effect change over time. Using two previously developed campaigns as examples, the Promote Conservation through an Effective Campaign publication walks you through four steps to help you create an effective campaign to change people's behavior.
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This year's Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium will include sessions on new pollinator regulations, pumpkin and other cucurbit diseases, mineral nutrition for vegetable crops and an update on food safety regulations. The symposium, a collaboration of the Purdue and University of Illinois Extension services, will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CST) Jan. 5 at Teibel's Restaurant, 1775 U.S. 41, Schererville.
Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE) Newsletter
The Spring/Summer 2016 issue gives a great look into the current happenings of the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment. Among these is the introduction of the brand new HEE website, student highlights, new publications, the organization's outreach and wildlife photos of the 2016 field season.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's North Central Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education program is offering a number of grants for farmers, educators and researchers working on projects in sustainable agriculture. Individuals and groups are eligible to apply for the grants, which promote "ecologically sound, profitable and socially responsible farming and ranching," said Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension educator in Hancock County and Indiana SARE coordinator.
A bee pollinating a flower
A series of three new publications from Purdue Extension will offer homeowners, farmers and commercial applicators practical tips on protecting pollinators from insecticide exposure and other risks. Each publication in the Protecting Pollinators series is available as a free download from Purdue's The Education Store at www.edustore.purdue.edu.

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