Environmental Stewardship
Planting tree.
Many of the invasive plant issues we experience in the urban ecosystem is due to improper plant selection when landscaping our homes and businesses. Before you plant checkout alternative options to avoid invasive plant species
Grassland
When biologists and land managers talk about managing native warm-season grasses (NWSG) they are really talking about managing early-successional plant communities. Songbirds, northern bobwhite, ring-necked pheasants and white-tailed deer are among the wildlife species that use these areas for bedding and to hide from predators.
picture of a honeybee pollinating a plant
A new publication available from Purdue Extension could help crop producers minimize pesticide risk to pollinator species. Protecting Pollinators in Agronomic Crop Production, the latest publication in the Protecting Pollinators series, describes some of the risks pollinators may face when pesticides are applied to field crops, such as corn, soybeans or wheat.
A bee pollinating a flower
A series of three new publications from Purdue Extension will offer homeowners, farmers and commercial applicators practical tips on protecting pollinators from insecticide exposure and other risks. Each publication in the Protecting Pollinators series is available as a free download from Purdue's The Education Store at www.edustore.purdue.edu.
Using more than the recommended amount of nitrogen-based fertilizers on a corn field is a waste of money and could pose environmental risks, two Purdue Extension agronomists say in an updated report.
While most agricultural tourists responding to a Purdue University survey indicated that agriculture is an important industry, those who said they had visited a livestock farm tended to have concerns about how animal feeding operations affect water quality in their county.
Tree Pruning Essentials
Urban Forestry Specialist Lindsey Purcell's helpful publication "Tree Pruning Essentials" is now available in a Spanish-language version, "Lo Esencial Para la Poda de Árboles." This publication explores the techniques behind good pruning, from the planning process before planting to monitoring the tree's response after the pruning cuts.

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