4-H'ers can complete their poultry projects even though the threat of the H5 avian influenza virus will prevent them from taking their birds to the Indiana county and state fairs this season, a Purdue Extension 4-H youth development specialist says.
Weeping willow, 6 years old and 9" diameter. Wet, clay ground and thriving. Suddenly, late last summer I noticed the leaves were dead, and the bark on the trunk was completely loose and falling off. Will the tree survive?
Growers implementing the principles of good agricultural practices will learn the essentials of a required, written food safety plan for their operation by participating in a series of Purdue Extension online workshops.
When I was growing up, there were some kids in our school who were known as bookworms. These kids always seemed to have their nose in a book. I enjoyed reading as a child, but I am sure no one would have thought of me as a bookworm. That is because when given the choice in those days I would be outside communing with nature rather than poring over the printed page.
Farmers are worried about property taxes on farmland. So is the governor and members of the General Assembly. They did something about it on April 29 in the closing hours of the 2015 legislative session.
Participants in this year's Purdue Farm Management Tour will see the latest agricultural technology in action during stops at a grain processing facility and three farms in Adams and Jay counties.
The tour, sponsored by Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue Extension, is set for June 23-24. It is open to anyone interested in farm management and family farm businesses.
The Indiana Horticultural Society summer meeting will focus on all tree fruit, grape and berry crops through tours and demonstrations on June 23 at Purdue University's Meigs Horticultural Research Farm.