Environment
Bear
On March 1st and 2nd, the Indiana chapters of The Wildlife Society, American Fisheries Society, and Society of American Foresters are coming together for their annual joint spring conference at the Four Winds Resorts & Marina on Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Indiana.
Purdue professor Catherine Hill
An international team of scientists led by Purdue University has sequenced the genome of the tick that transmits Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne illness in North America.
Trees
The Indiana Tree Farm Landowners Clinic is back this March at Clifty Falls State Park to provide landowners interested in managing their forests and wild lands an introduction to management practices, incentive programs, and resources for advice and assistance.
Taking steps to control mosquitoes and prevent bites can go a long way to protecting public health and curbing transmission of the Zika virus, says Purdue medical entomologist Catherine Hill.
Beef cattle seeking shelter from harsh winter weather could be at an increased risk of disease in overcrowded barns, Purdue University experts say. Extreme cold or rapidly changing weather can lower animals' immune response, leaving them more susceptible to disease, said W. Mark Hilton, clinical professor of beef production medicine.
This year's Purdue Extension Indiana Small Farm Conference begins with a series of preconference workshops on direct marketing, woodland management, hops cultivation and other topics. The daylong workshops will be offered March 3, a day before the conference opens at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville. Extension and industry experts will lead each workshop.
The potential of a major, crippling snowstorm headed for the East Coast this weekend serves as a reminder for everyone in snow-prone areas to prepare for the worst, Purdue Extension disaster education specialist Steve Cain says.

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