An Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project designed to collect and dispose of suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.) is being sponsored by the Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC), with support from the U.S. EPA.
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Arbor Day is the last Friday in April in Indiana; this year it is April 24. Is that just an arbitrary date picked out? No - it is strategically chosen because that is right in the middle of the best time period all year to plant a tree in Indiana. Fall can also be a good time, but it is second best to spring with the possible exception of needle evergreens. So, if you have been thinking about adding a tree or two to your home landscape, late April is a great time to do it!
Area farmers and gardeners alike have used annual ryegrass as a cover crop. This popular Indiana cover crop has the potential to become a weedy nuisance with economic consequences because of its herbicide resistances, say two Purdue Extension weed science specialists.
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.
The following are links of interest for agriculture and natural resources related topics.
The snow has melted, the yard is starting to show signs of life again, and ugh...mole hills!

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