"Gigantic Grasshoppers" might sound like the title of a vintage 1950s big-bug horror movie. But it's not. It is the true story of a real-life encounter with big hoppers while on a tropical excursion. I know - I was there!
The Indiana General Assembly is in session, and the House has proposed a budget for the 2017-19 biennium. It includes a $1 increase in the cigarette tax, raising the rate to $1.995 per pack. It may or may not pass, the Senate may or may not agree, and the governor will have to weigh in, too. Still, there's sure to be debate. So let's look at some facts about the cigarette tax.
As part of its annual meeting and seminar on March 20, the Indiana Forage Council (IFC) has invited two industry experts to discuss forage practices that can keep livestock healthy and improve overall quality and profitability.
When biologists and land managers talk about managing native warm-season grasses (NWSG) they are really talking about managing early-successional plant communities. Songbirds, northern bobwhite, ring-necked pheasants and white-tailed deer are among the wildlife species that use these areas for bedding and to hide from predators.
The Indiana Natural Resources Teacher Institute is a multi-day professional development workshop that will bring 18 teachers from across the state to Morgan-Monroe State Forest to see firsthand how forestry works in Indiana. Sessions include tours of public and private forest lands, forest industry facilities, and forestry research in Indiana.
Farmers and farm workers seeking to comply with the 2017 Worker Protection Standard updates can get helpful information from the Office of Indiana State Chemist and Purdue Pesticide Programs.
Purdue Extension is offering a workshop on leadership and legacy planning for families in agricultural businesses.