Environment
Red maple tree with red leaves for fall. Photo by: Lenny Far.ee
The calendar flipping over to October is a reminder the annual Autumn leaf color display is on its way. The perennial question is "how will the color be this year?"
vinegar fly on berries
This month, Dr. Tim explains how those pesky flies ended up in your kitchen, and provides surefire tips for getting rid of them.
Planted tree in backyard.
Spring and Fall is prime time for improving your property with new trees. They provide many benefits which everyone can share. However, just planting a tree without some thought and planning can create a liability rather than an asset to your site.
Sericea lespedeza, invasive plant species
Sericea lespedeza is arguably one of the most problematic invasive species of old fields, prairies and other early successional areas managed for wildlife. Sericea lespedeza is a perennial legume native to eastern Asia that was originally promoted for erosion control, cattle forage, cover and food for wildlife.
wind turbines
Are you trying to find a source of funds to use on your farm to compare the sustainability of one production or marketing practice to another? Would some additional funds facilitate your efforts to teach youth about sustainable practices?
If you are a new farmer or just considering the idea, you are invited to register for the Beginning Farmer East Regional Workshop. The event is 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Oct. 28, at Randolph County Fairgrounds, 1885 U.S. Route 27, Winchester.
the Asian long-horned beetle
August is peak emergence season for the invasive Asian long-horned beetle, a pest that poses a serious threat to shade trees. A Purdue University entomologist is urging people to perform their annual tree checkup for these destructive insects. In just a few minutes, people can determine if their trees are infested and save countless other trees through early detection.

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