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2021 News Archive - Agriculture and Natural Resources

Find recent agriculture and natural resources-related articles for this year that have cycled off our main pages.

Marshall County Master Gardener - Basic Training Intern Class

Marshall County Master Gardener - Basic Training Intern Class

Marshall County Ag and Natural Resources

Stay up to date with Marshall County Ag and Natural Resources

Landscape Check Up Series

Landscape Check Up. Preparing for 2022 October 7, 14, 21, 2021 6:00 - 7: 30 PM Plymouth Public Library 201 N Center St, Plymouth, IN...

Master Gardener Newsletter

Master Gardener Newsletter

Indispensable Web Pages for Master Gardeners

Directory of indispensable web Pages for Marion County Master Gardeners

Soil Testing Info

To grow good plants, you need good soil. The only way to tell what your soil really needs is to take a soil test. Applying too much fertilizer...

Yard and Garden Calendars

Here are Purdue Extension yard and garden calendars to help remind you what to do and when.

Plant information directory

Comprehensive directory of plant information.

Master Gardener Answer Line

Do you have a plant or pest problem in the garden or landscape? Do you need a garden plant or weed identified? Do you have a question on gardening?...

Gardeners Speakers Bureau

Are you looking for a speaker on a yard or garden topic for your organization or group? Contact Purdue Extension-Marion County.

Over the Back Fence

Agriculture and Natural Resources

We are a cooperative service based in each of the 92 counties of Indiana. In Harrison County, we develop programs for Agriculture and Natural...

Mulling Over Mysterious Matter in Mulch

Many homeowners utilize organic mulches in their home landscape. However, after a while, if not maintained or refreshed, mysterious things can...

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension educators offer programs and information on agricultural production and financial management for...

Whitley County Newsletters

2021 September/October issue of the Extension Educator is hot off the press! Come out and enjoy the Extension Homemakers Garage Sale on September...

Invasion of Fall Armyworms

The hot topic at the Extension office this past week has been fall armyworms. Farmers are finding fall armyworms in their pastures and hay crops,...

Master Gardener Information & Updates

Master Gardeners News and Happenings in Lawrence County

Master Gardener Information & Updates

Master Gardeners News and Happenings in Lawrence County

Purdue Extension Board Annual Meeting and Networking Event

Join us for the annual meeting of the Steuben County Purdue Extension Annual Meeting on Monday, October 4th at 5:30 pm at the Zollner Hospitality...

This Bee Look-Alike Has No Sting

This Bee Look-Alike Has No Sting

"Extension Educator" Newsletter

The September/October Extension Educator is hot off the press.

Purdue Landscape Report: Oh What a Tangled Web They Weave!

Purdue Landscape Report: Just after the browned leaves on branches of trees attacked by periodical cicadas began to disappear from view, webworms...

What are Those Cobwebs in the Trees?

What are Those Cobwebs in the Trees?

Japanese 'Beetlemania' Continues

Beatlemania was often used to describe the frenzy, excessive enthusiasm, obsession and fascination directed at a British pop group, the Beatles,...

August is National Tree Check Month

Have you ever thoroughly looked at your trees? Have you checked them with a critical eye? August is national tree check month, and two Purdue...

Invasive Species in Indiana Resources

 "Exotic invasive species are non-native plants, animals or microbes that spread aggressively, replacing native organisms and posing...

2021 Fall Bartholomew County Extension Master Gardener Basic Training

It's that time of year again! The Purdue Extension Master Gardener Basic Training Course is open for registration. This 15 week course is $175...

August is National Tree Check Month

August is National Tree Check Month

More Cicadas?

I didn’t notice any 17-year cicadas around our Columbia City office earlier this year, but depending on where you live, you may have been...

Front Yard Feature with Lisa

Front Yard Feature with Lisa

Growing Roses - Free Program - July 27th

Tuesday July 2th Free - Growing Roses program @Vermillion County Courthouse 7pm - 8pm ET 255 S Main St Newport, IN More Info: Call Phil Cox...

100th Annual Pike County 4-H Fair

Here you'll find the flyer describing events at the 100th Annual Pike County 4-H Fair! Please contact the Extension Office at (812) 354-6838...

Pike County 2021 Livestock Showmanship Resources

Here you'll find a list of quality videos from accredited Universities and organizations that describe tips and procedures on how to show all...

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

Fresh vegetables are ready to harvest and pressure can. Is your pressure canner ready?

Question: if we are not experiencing cicadas, is it ok to take the nets off of our trees?

Question: I live in central Indiana and have had no cicadas yet. Are they still emerging or is it safe to uncover my tender trees?

2021 Pike County 4-H Fair flyer

Welcome to the 100th Annual Pike County 4-H Fair being held from July 24 - July 31, 2021! If you have any questions about this schedule of events,...

Marion County Master Gardener Program

The web page for the Purdue Extension-Marion County Master Gardener program is located at: http://IndyMG.org.

2021 Plant Sales and Garden Walk

EXTENSION EDGE Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with relative articles on a variety of topics to give you the "edge" when it comes to making your life a little bit...

The Latest Dirt

The Latest Dirt is the monthly newsletter published by the La Porte County Master Gardener Association.

Question: Can I Plant Grass Over Newly Removed Stump

Question: Can I plant grass over soil where a newly removed stump was ground out? Answer: We generally don't want to plant new trees or...

Gardeners Grapevine

Newsletters

Master Gardener

Join Urban Agriculture Extension Educator, Rebecca Koetz on Monday, August 30, 2021 through December 13, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CST...

Question: Why is my tree losing leaves now?!

Question: My hackberry trees are dropping leaves for no apparent reason. The leaves look fine, no bugs or mold spots or discoloration of any kind....

Question: What Tree Should We Choose?

Question: We live near the Amazon Fulfillment Center in the Jeffersonville/Charlestown area Answer: Dogwood trees can be a challenge to...

Question: When can we transplant our tulip tree?

Question: We live in Tippecanoe county and need to transplant a tulip tree that is 2-3’ tall. Answer: Early spring (before leaves emerge)...

Lake County Master Gardeners Association Presents "A Day in the Gardens"

Lake County Master Gardeners Association Presents "A Day in the Gardens" Garden Walk, July 11, 2021

Extension Growing Roses Program - June 8th, 12-1 pm

Extension Growing Roses Program - June 8th, 12-1 pm

Caring for Our Community

According to the USDA, food security is having enough to eat for a lifestyle that is healthy and active. Distribution is a major problem. According...

Over the Back Fence

If you would like to receive this newsletter through email or mail, contact Miranda Edge at medge@purdue.edu or call the office at 812-738-4236.

Training and tips from Extension Master Gardeners

When COVID-19 forced many of us to observe stay-at-home orders last spring, people looked to hobbies like gardening to enjoy the outdoors while...

The Year of the Cicada

We are all awaiting summer after the teasing of spring. The time to get out and garden and play in the water. The time to enjoy the fireflies and...

The Mother's Day Peony

As the days get longer and warmer, I find myself eager for Mother’s Day to arrive. While the Old Farmer’s Almanac may claim our last...

Grass to Garden Signature Program

Start a Community-based Garden With Purdue Extension, from improving access to fruits and vegetables to educating people on how food is grown,...

Want to Become an Extension Master Gardener?

In Spring 2021, is a Statewide Virtual Purdue EMG Basic Training from Wednesdays March 3 – June 2, 2021 (registration closed). Many counties...

Purdue Extension updates guides for fruit and vegetable growers

Several updated resources from Purdue Extension will help fruit and vegetable growers stay on top of the latest crop management strategies and...

SWIMGA Organizational Forms

This page contains all of the organizational forms for SWIMGA, including dues/registration form, project review and approval forms, etc.

2019 Purdue Extension - Allen County Annual Report

In 2019, Purdue Extension brought together government agencies, local non-profits, and passionate community advocates to support projects that...

Mini Spring Tonic Virtual Program

Mini Spring Tonic Virtual Program

2021 Interactive Pruning Workshop for Smart Gardeners

2021 Interactive Pruning Workshop for Smart Gardeners

2021 Winter Seed Sowing Virtual Workshop

Winter Sowing is a method of starting seeds outdoors, in the winter! It is best for seeds that need to be stratified (a short cold period) in order...

Growing Food, Growing Communities

Hancock County-Growing Food, Growing Communities

Watermelon and Melon Meeting November 30, 2020

A virtual meeting to discuss watermelon, cantaloupe, and specialty melon variety trials conducted at the Southwest Purdue Ag Center will take place...

2020 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO

Registration for the 2020 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO is now officially open! Registration fees for general attendees is...

Enhancing Your Land Lease Webinar

Take a look at additional leasing options that might interest land owners including how to incorporate conservation into a lease, pasture leases,...

Lake County Master Gardeners Association 2021 Grant Application

Lake County Master Gardeners Association 2021 Grant Application March 1, 2021 Deadline for Grant Applications for Gardening...

Randolph County Extension Updates!

Welcome to the Randolph County 4-H Fairgrounds!

Lake County Master Gardener Association 2021-22 Academic Year Scholarship Program

Lake County Master Gardener Association 2021-22 Academic Year Scholarship Program

Identify Nutrient Deficiencies in Greenhouse and Indoor Grown Crops Sept. 30, 2020

Identify Nutrient Deficiencies in Greenhouse and Indoor Grown Crops September 30, 2020 (11:00 a.m. to noon) Eastern, (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis 2020 EEE BULLETIN

Learn about the Eastern Equine Encephalitis Outbreak. Eastern Equine Encephalitis 2020 EEE BULLETIN Northern Indiana September 21, 2020

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

An eating plan that helps manage your weight includes a variety of healthy foods. Add an array of colors to your plate and think of it as eating...

Be Safe this Harvest Season

Combines are beginning to roll around White County, and as National Farm Safety Week is acknowledged across the U.S. now is a good time to remind...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Spraying

The Indiana State Department of Health is planning to spray for mosquitos in northeast Elkhart County and in 5 other Indiana counties where the...

NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Webinar

North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) will host a Farmer Rancher Grant Program grant webinar on Tuesday,...

Safe School Lunch Packing Tips

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about lunchtime. For some of us, the kitchen table has become an unexpected office or leaning space for...

Annual DNR Tree Sale

On October 1st, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin accepting orders for their annual tree seedling sale. Tree seedlings...

Purdue University's Winter Cluster: Lunch and Learn Series for Beekeepers and Bee Enthusiasts

Purdue University's Winter Cluster: Lunch and Learn Series for Beekeepers and Bee Enthusiasts

Virtual Purdue Rainscaping Education Program

The Purdue Rainscaping Education Program team is offering a virtual Purdue Rainscaping Education Program workshop as a series, September 21, 23,...

4-H Volunteer Openings

Please note, the application and screening process to become a Leader/Volunteer does involve a number of steps. Applicants can not be accepted into...

Apple Crunch Time has Arrived

The Great Lakes Apple Crunch will be celebrated throughout the Midwest in October and we hope you will join us. Over 1.8 million students,...

Pollinator Day Sept. 19, 2020

Pollinator Day 2020 September 19, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern), 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m (Central) at https://www.sunnysidemg.org/pollinator-day

End of Summer Cleaning

Want a great start to next summer? Spend some time now returning warm weather gear to its best possible state before you store it away....

Fall Crop Outlook

In a typical year, I would be using this space to promote our upcoming annual Ag Outlook Breakfast, a program designed to help farmers interpret...

Yard Tasks to Tackle in September

Another seasonal resource I like to point people to is Purdue’s Consumer Horticulture website, which can be accessed here:...

Autumn Climate Outlook

Meteorological Autumn has begun, with the autumnal equinox following later this month. The National Weather Service and Climate Prediction Center...

Faster Cleaning Shortcuts

If you have children in your home, you know how quickly, now that they are back in school, the evening can be consumed with getting everything done...

Planning now will help with Weed Control next Year

Conditions have been mostly favorable for crops throughout the growing season this year, however this also means that the setting is ripe for...

Lawn & Garden Lunch N' Learn

Join us Tuesday August 11, 18, 25 and September 1 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm to chat about hot topics of gardening and lawn care! LAWN &...

Greenhouse and Indoor Production of Specialty Crops Webinar Series

Greenhouse and Indoor Production of Specialty Crops Webinar Series

Using Cover Crops in the Home Garden

Using Cover Crops in the Home Garden

For a healthy lawn in 2021, seed and feed now

"You may notice that some areas of your lawn have declined or died this summer,” said Cale Bigelow, a professor of horticulture at...

Virtual Agronomy Series

Virtual Agronomy Series

Pesticide Applicator Core Training Programs Available

Pesticide Applicator Core Training Programs Available

Farm Journal Virtual Field Days Aug. 25-27

Farm Journal Virtual Field Days Aug. 25-27

4-H Virtual Exhibition Hub

4-H Virtual Exhibition Hub

Wheat: A Gateway Crop to Soil Health, Resilience & More

Wheat: A Gateway Crop to Soil Health, Resilience & More

Details Regarding Virtual Master Gardener Program

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Purdue Extension will be offering a state-wide virtual Master Gardener program this fall. The series will be held...

Pesticide Clean Sweep Project Coming to White County

The Office of the Indiana State Chemist (OISC) is sponsoring a program that will allow Indiana businesses (farmers, agricultural dealers, cities...

Japanese Beetle Season Beginning

Japanese beetles are out in full force this year and causing a lot of damage to landscapes, trees, gardens and row crops around the state.

Statewide Virtual Purdue Extension Master Gardener Basic Training - Fall 2020

For Fall 2020, there will be a Statewide Virtual Purdue Extension Master Gardener Basic Training from August 25 – December 15, 2020 (includes...

Purdue Offering Virtual Master Gardener Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an interest in gardening around the world. People are more interested in being able to take care of themselves,...

Randolph County Extension Updates!

We are working hard to keep everyone updated and would like to invite you to check back here often. Our office is doing some Facebook Live...

Statewide Virtual Purdue Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Basic Training

Statewide Virtual Purdue Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Basic Training

On-Farm Readiness

The Indiana State Department of Health has partnered with Purdue University Extension and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to provide...

Sewing 26,000 Student Masks for Elkhart County Public Schools

With local schools starting back in 4 weeks, the Elkhart County Public Schools have requested over 26,000 masks. Some kids will come with masks...

2020 Master Gardener Application and Instructions

I am proud to announce we are taking applications for the 2020 Master Gardener class! I have been co-chairing the planning committee for this...

2020 Master Gardener Updates

2020 Master Gardener Updates

How to Water a Garden

It may seem silly to offer advice on how to properly water a garden, but experienced gardeners will tell you, there is more to it than one might...

Poison Hemlock in Jasper County

Poison Hemlock in Jasper County

Our Backyard Managing Natural Resources

Our Backyard Managing Natural Resources

Bean In A Bottle Activity

Need a fun educational activity to pass some time while at home? Why not start a Bean In a Bottle!

Garden Questions, Sick Plants, or Identification of Plants or Insects?

For information or help with your garden, lawn, trees, or plants in general, you can contact the Master Gardener Hotline via email...

2020 Agriculture and Natural Resources News

News articles, news releases, and newsletters for 2020

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