image of a Deathwatch beetle
I walked into one of those big box stores the other day and the three or four aisles filled with Halloween decorations caught my eye. In one of the aisles was a large sign that read "Boo Bugs."
On Friday (Oct. 9) the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved naming the Hall of Animal Sciences and the Center for Experiential Learning - facilities scheduled to open in 2017 - for the Creighton Brothers founders and Land O' Lakes, respectively, in recognition of their gifts.
For this podcast we discuss the fall migration of our feathered reptiles, also known as birds. Just about anywhere you are this time of year, you might notice flocks of birds forming in the sky or new visitors on your bird feeders.
With the grain harvest progressing on or ahead of schedule in most parts of Indiana, no-till producers should start thinking now about their fall herbicide applications, a Purdue Extension weed specialist says. The focus this year should be on managing marestail, dandelion and poison hemlock in corn and soybean fields, said Bill Johnson, professor of weed science.
White-tailed Deer with warts
Deer season is upon us. For this week's podcast we are going to be discussing wart-like growths, called fibromas, on white-tailed deer. Biologist Bob Cordes, from the Main Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, is our guest speaker sharing the causes of these warts, how they impact infected animals and what to do if you harvest a deer with fibromas.
Yellow-Poplar, Tulip tree, Indiana's State Tree
This forest soils program, Oct. 13-15, is taught by various experts in soil science, forestry, ecology, and land use which will cover information on the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment, forest best management practices, changes in soils in response to conifer stand conversion, and more.
Farmers can contribute to the development of a Purdue Extension online series on Indiana soil and water management issues by letting the series planners know which resources would be most useful and how they would prefer to access them.