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Judy Chandler hand feeds an apple to one of her cows, a favorite she raised on her farm. She credits
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Judy Chandler learned a lot about farming - the "hard way." But she wanted to learn to do everything the right way. So she reached out to Feldun-Purdue Agricultural Center for help.
Patrick Lantz, a Purdue Master Gardener from Allen County, designed and maintained a demonstration g
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Patrick Lantz gets a lot out of gardening. And gardening gives Lantz, a Purdue Extension Master Gardener volunteer, an opportunity to give something to his community.
July rainfall combined with June's historic rains to turn the two months into the second-wettest June and July on record in Indiana, according to the Indiana State Climate Office. Rainfall during six weeks from about June 7 to July 21 totaled 15.09 inches, said the climate office, based in Purdue University's Department of Agronomy. The wettest June-July was in 1958, when 16.15 inches of rain fell in Indiana.
Flooded fields near farm
A Purdue Extension program in Hartford City on Aug. 7 will help farmers in east-central Indiana better understand issues resulting from flooded crops and give them information to help them recover. The meeting will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Placid Christian Conference Center at 397 S. 200 E in the Blackford County community.
The rain garden outside Purdue's Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Building
Purdue Extension is continuing its "rainscaping" education program by offering another workshop for people interested in learning how to create attractive home or small-scale community rain gardens while minimizing runoff of pollution. The workshop Sept. 17-18 at the IUPUC Campus Center, 4601 Central Ave. in Columbus, will teach community leaders how to promote community awareness and provide education for rain garden planning, installation and maintenance.
Purdue Extension is starting a program that will provide training and resources on "rainscaping" practices used in residential gardens or small-scale public spaces to reduce pollution from runoff. The Purdue Rainscaping Education Program will begin in April with pilot workshops focusing on planning, installing and maintaining rain gardens.
Tree of Heaven
Invasive plant species threaten many habitats including forests across Indiana. The introduced Asian tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) is one of these aggressive and troublesome invaders. View the resources available to help identify this invasive tree and how to contact a specialist if you encounter ailanthus wilt.
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