Our oak-hickory forests provide us with many environmental, social and economic benefits. Without proper stewardship, these benefits and services can be reduced. Professional foresters have an innovative set of management options for the maintenance of healthy forest ecosystems.
Tax preparation time usually brings with it questions about what is deductible, how do I report this income, and what can I do to save on my taxes in the future. Fortunately for woodland owners, there are several excellent resources available to help you find some guidance.
Invasive species are said to be the second leading cause of biodiversity loss, after habitat loss. This new lesson teaches students about the significant environmental and economic losses that can be caused by the introduction of invasive plant species. The lesson meets multiple Indiana science, natural resources, math, and social studies standards.
Prescribed fire is an important and effective wildlife habitat management and forestry tool. Here are 6 things to consider before you light a prescribed fire in order to ensure it is conducted safely and effectively.
The majority of the 41.5 million chickens and 10.5 million pigs sold each year in Indiana are raised in confined feeding operations (CFOs). About 2,000 CFOs are currently operating in Indiana, and the farms are regulated by standards set by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).
Southwest Indiana farmers grow more wheat than in any other region of the state. Purdue Extension field trial results are an important source of information for a network of growers, crop advisers, and agribusiness professionals.
Line supervisors, product developers, food technologists and other employees involved in the thermal processing of foods can complete certification courses during a three-day program at Purdue University. The courses, which will be held May 8-11, 2017, at Purdue's Better Process Better Control School, are specifically designed for line supervisors who must meet training requirements under FDA and USDA regulations.