Environment
Spotlighting the region's agribusiness, Purdue Extension-Jay County and the Jay County Chamber of Commerce will present the second Annual Rural America Farm & Garden Expo, Sept. 8-9, at the Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., Portland.
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.
typical appearance of a chigger bite
Dear Dr. Tim, Every time I go out to pick raspberries I come home with chiggers. They itch like the blazes and especially so in very sensitive places. What are chiggers and why am I plagued by them? Thanks, Itchy
Deer eating tree leaves.
Purdue Extension is hosting a Wildlife Field Day on Saturday August 26th from 8:30 to Noon at 6615 S 875 E Monterey, IN. Topics will include warm season grass management, forest management for wildlife, invasive species, management for agricultural lands, and food plots. Read more to find out more information about the upcoming workshop!
A pioneering state conservation officer and a leading advocate for sustainable farming have been named winners of the 2017 Women in Agriculture awards presented by Purdue Extension. The awards were presented Thursday (Aug. 17) as part of the lieutenant governor's Celebration of Agriculture program during the Indiana State Fair.
Developing Tree
Indiana DNR is now giving access to Indiana landowners to inexpensive, high quality seedlings. Read more to find out more about this program!
Tree Support Systems Cover
This free publication is a great guide to answer your questions regarding post-planting tree care. Sometimes supports are necessary as the staking materials provide physical barriers against mechanical damage of tree trunks, particularly damage due to lawn mowers and other lawn equipment.

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