For this podcast we discuss the fall migration of our feathered reptiles, also known as birds. Just about anywhere you are this time of year, you might notice flocks of birds forming in the sky or new visitors on your bird feeders.
With the grain harvest progressing on or ahead of schedule in most parts of Indiana, no-till producers should start thinking now about their fall herbicide applications, a Purdue Extension weed specialist says. The focus this year should be on managing marestail, dandelion and poison hemlock in corn and soybean fields, said Bill Johnson, professor of weed science.
White-tailed Deer with warts
Deer season is upon us. For this week's podcast we are going to be discussing wart-like growths, called fibromas, on white-tailed deer. Biologist Bob Cordes, from the Main Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, is our guest speaker sharing the causes of these warts, how they impact infected animals and what to do if you harvest a deer with fibromas.
Yellow-Poplar, Tulip tree, Indiana's State Tree
This forest soils program, Oct. 13-15, is taught by various experts in soil science, forestry, ecology, and land use which will cover information on the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment, forest best management practices, changes in soils in response to conifer stand conversion, and more.
There were 25 farm-related deaths in Indiana last year, an increase from 18 the previous year, according to Purdue University's 2014 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary. Despite the one-year increase, the report by Purdue's Agricultural Safety and Health Program said there remained an overall downward trend in the frequency of Indiana farm-related deaths since 1970.
Farmers can contribute to the development of a Purdue Extension online series on Indiana soil and water management issues by letting the series planners know which resources would be most useful and how they would prefer to access them.
For this week's Boiler Up! For Wildlife podcast we will discuss a common summer and fall phenomenon that happens to a lot of homeowner's yard. You walk outside and something has completely dug up your beautifully landscaped yard. Our guest this week is Bob Cordes, a wildlife biologist from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.