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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.
Evening Grosbeak
When the temperatures drop and the snow falls, we often turn our attention to what we can do to help the wildlife which calls our yards home. In most cases, professional wildlife biologists don't recommend the feeding of wildlife. However, bird feeding, and particularly winter bird feeding, is an exception.
Trees
The Indiana Tree Farm Landowners Clinic is back this March at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana to provide landowners interested in managing their forests and wild lands an introduction to management practices, incentive programs, and resources for advice and assistance.

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