A visit to Washington, D.C., is always an experience. I mean, with the Capitol building, the White House, the monuments, the museums, the Mall, the traffic, and people from all corners of the world, the seat of the U.S. government is one happenin' place.
Purdue Extension's Beginning Farmer program will host its Central Regional Workshop Dec. 14 in Discovery Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, with sessions focusing on helping growers adopt practices that promote sustainability, personal health and job satisfaction.
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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.
Purdue Extension will offer workshops on farmland lease law, farming liabilities, property rights, Indiana's Right to Farm law, real estate transfer taxation, land trusts and conservation easements. The workshops are designed for farmers, landowners, attorneys, accountants and insurance providers
Q. Can tomato plants absorb water through their leaves on humid days? Also on cool and hot days, how often do you need to water with our heavy clay soil? - C.W., Crown Point, Ind.
Ten Indiana school districts offered property tax referenda on November 8, to finance buildings or budgets. That was the most for a November election since 2010. More referenda are offered during elections in May, probably because 69 percent of all May referenda have passed since 2010. Only 39 percent of November referenda have passed in that time. On November 8, 2016, nine out of 10 school referenda passed. It was a November surprise. Why did it happen?
Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn more about nutrient management, soil and water conservation, pest control and a variety of other topics at the 2016 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference.