Harvest season will be in full swing before we know it, and as farmer's process how 2017 went they will also already be thinking about management plans for next season's crop. Depending on what they scouted this summer and found in the fields during harvest, weed management strategies will be one of the main things they will be considering. For no-till farmers, fall herbicide applications should be on their mind, especially those who are having problems with marestails. Research has shown th
You may have noticed that spruce trees, particularly blue spruce trees, from around the county have been looking unhealthy lately. There are several reasons why a spruce trees needles might turn brown and drop. Before action is taken on saving the tree, it is important to find out why the needles are dropping as this will determine the necessary course of action, if any. The most common cause for needle drop is simply natural causes. Needles will stay on a spruce tree for 2-3 years before droppi
Purdue University is world renowned for the research and education that takes places in its school of agriculture. However, often times overlooked, Purdue Extension does much more than cater to farmers, and in fact offers a wide range of resources that can benefit homeowners and more diversified farmers as well. A few examples of these excellent resources can be found on the World Wide Web. A great place to start your website bookmarking if you are interested in information for your yard, hom
The invasive insect Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is old news for much of Indiana, including White County, and it has already done extensive damage to the state's ash tree population. While much of the harm has been done, if you have ash tree's that haven't been affected yet, there are now good options for saving the tree(s), and now is a good time to do so.
There is a major push by consumers recently to have access to fresh and local food and to know where that food is coming from. One of the best ways to participate in this movement here locally is by visiting the upcoming Monticello Farmer's Market. The Monticello Farmer's Market will be held on Saturday's from 9:00am to 1:00pm from May 20th to October 28th at 1210 N 6th Street in Monticello in the parking lot of BJ Wingers. It will also be held on Tuesday evenings from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Consti

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