Recently, the media lit up with the news that kissing bugs are loose in the United States and are spreading a horrific, tropical sickness called Chagas disease. Like most sensational news stories, the panic is overblown, and the actual risk of contracting the disease here in the Midwest is practically nonexistent.
Area livestock shows and livestock conferences in the state of Indiana. Check them out to increase your showmanship skills.
Winter 2017-18 was pretty harsh compared to most years. Much of central and northern Indiana experienced 13 or more days well below zero, while southern Indiana had four to five days just a few degrees below zero. In addition, gusty winds further injured plants by desiccating buds and twigs.
What should you be doing with your indoor plants, yard, and garden in the month of April? Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension horticulture specialist, has a list of things to check and plan for during the first months of the year.
The Indiana State Fair is the culmination of the 4-H livestock experience, where 4-H members showcase what they have learned with their animal over the course of the summer. The Indiana State Fair's Indiana Bred and Owned program is another opportunity for 4-H youth to demonstrate their skills and knowledge with their animal.
Those seeking to fulfill Indiana's new mandatory training requirements for the application of dicamba herbicide products on DT soybeans can attend a free webinar hosted by Purdue Extension and the Purdue Pesticide Programs.
Check out this new video by Purdue Extension FNR as wildlife biologist Bob Cordes with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife shares step by step safe handling techniques to reach your goals in providing a wholesome organic source of meat for you and your family.