White County 4-H Fair, July 21-27, 2017 at the White County 4-H Fairgrounds in Reynolds, Indiana.
The Office of the Indiana State Chemist is sponsoring a program that will allow Indiana businesses (farmers, agricultural dealers, schools, etc) the opportunity to legally dispose of unwanted pesticides. The project is designed to collect suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides. These pesticides may include: weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, and miticides, among others. This disposal service is free of charge up to 250 pounds per pa
White Co. 4-H Newsletter - July/August 2017
Includes important information regarding the 4-H Fair. Please read carefully.
It's the lazy, hazy days of summer... but don't get to lazy about food safety during the summer grilling season. Or, your summer fun may turn into food poisoning! Here's a summary of food safety tips from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.
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. These metallic green and bronze pests being emerging in late June and early July and are known to feed on more than 300 different plant varieties. The beetles will remain a problem for the remainder of the summer until temperatures begin to cool down, likely not until September. Japanese beetle eggs are laid in the soil during July and August, followed by the
The Purdue Weed Science group is again offering testing for suspected populations of herbicide resistant weeds including Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and giant ragweed, for the 2017 growing season. Herbicide resistant weeds are a growing concern in crop production, as weed control programs using only a single herbicide or mode of action have put heavy selection pressure on weed populations. Any weed that develops a resistant trait can survive herbicide application, produce seeds, pass on that trai
Several of Indiana's most common summer pests seem to thrive best under certain conditions, namely wet, warm weather, which we have had plenty of so far this year. Due to their reputation for spreading disease and to humans and being a nuisance for pets and livestock, ticks are one of those pests that should not be ignored in the summer months. Ticks are a common presence, particularly in wooded and highly vegetated areas. Thankfully, there are a few steps that can be taken to help prevent the l