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It's Thanksgiving, and here's one thing I'm thankful for: the Legislative Services Agency's county property tax reports for 2015. You can find them on the General Assembly's website at Click on "Publications," then "Property Tax Studies."
Karner Blue Butterfly
What do butterflies and the novel Lolita have in common? The answer is that Vladimir Nabokov, the author, was a lepidopterist - a person with an interest in butterflies and/or moths.
A new Purdue Extension publication gives gardeners advice on use of pesticides and how to manage a successful garden and landscape.
Christmas tree with ornament.
If you are looking for that perfect real Christmas tree check out the resources available to help you decide. Choices include pre-cut trees, choose-and-cut trees or live trees that can be replanted. Lenny Farlee, sustaining hardwood extension specialist, shares facts, tips and links to several needed resources.
Tony Buechler, a Dubois County poultry producer.
Tony Buechler's family has been raising turkeys and chickens in Dubois County for three generations. Thanks to help from Purdue Extension, Buechler can handle state environmental rules without outside assistance, saving his business money.
Grzegorz Buczkowski, a Purdue entomologist.
Grzegorz Buczkowski helped develop hydrogel baits to battle invasive ants. Not only are the baits effective, they use 100 times less pesticide than other kinds of baits. Hydrogels hold the promise of reducing costs and safeguarding the environment.
HOME (Indoor plants and activities) Check houseplant leaves for brown, dry edges, which indicates too little relative humidity in the house. Increase humidity by running a humidifier, grouping plants or using pebble trays.

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