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I'm starting to see a lot of dead ash trees in our landscapes and woodlands. Obviously, the emerald ash borer (EAB) has done, and continues to do, great harm to our native ash trees. What should be done now?
A program covering chainsaw safety and tree felling techniques will be offered December 11, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Hayden Rental and Power Equipment, 615 Westgate Avenue in Kendallville. Registration is requested by Dec. 4.
Purdue Extension will host a private applicator recertification program (PARP) at the Fort Wayne Farm Show Jan. 12, 2016. Reservations are not required. The program will take place from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., and participants seeking credit must be present for the entire program.
Some people may have a curiosity about native wildlife, others may be actively promoting habitat development and conservation practices. If you view yourself a wildlife enthusiast of either category, you may be interested in some resources available by experts at Purdue University.
Private applicators are individuals who spray restricted use pesticides or apply manure from a confined feeding operation (CFO) to their own land. The license is active for a period of five years. Private applicators must attend three private applicator recertification programs (PARPs) within that five year period to keep their license active and avoid the need to re-test. No more than two programs may be attended for credit in any one calendar year.
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