Hellbenders have been rapidly declining since the 1980s due to various factors, including poor water quality. Poor water quality is caused by a variety of ecological issues, one of which is land use along the river. In the new video "Improving Water Quality Around Your Farm," we focus on how farmers can use management practices on their farm that improve water quality while still meeting their production goals.
Spring is a prime time for improving your property with new trees. They provide many benefits which everyone can share. Wise planning is essential to ensure the new trees meet your design needs and functional solutions as well. Follow these tips to get your tree started right and make it a long-lasting sustainable planting.
Pesticides are a great way for farmers and homeowners to protect plants against insects and disease. However, sometimes pesticide ends up where it isn't supposed to - on neighboring properties like homes, schools, and parks. This new publication explores this pesticide drift and what steps you can take to resolve it.
When you hear about endangered species, most of us think about the plights of our furry or feathered friends. This article describes the plight of one of the less cuddly members of the endangered species list, the Butternut.
Plant science isn't just growing plants! There are enormous problems facing an increasingly complicated world. Check out "Plant Sciences: The Green Machine (High School)" to learn about the incredible diversity in the field of plant science.
With spring comes planting of trees and shrubs along with questions of best practices to ensure success. The publication "Planting Forest Trees and Shrubs in Indiana" provides an abbreviated 10-step approach to successfully plant and establish healthy, productive forest plantings.
Recently, questions and concerns have come to the Division of Forestry from forest landowners and Consultant Foresters regarding the sale of black walnut trees now because of Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD). Here is an update on the status of TCD in Indiana.