Weather conditions as well as evidence from traps placed around the state indicate that armyworm pressure may be high this year, and scouting high-risk fields is advised. Female armyworm moths have been abundant this year and they are looking for suitable hosts to lay eggs on, many plants will do the trick with grasses (such as wheat) being preferable.
As the days get warmer and the grass grows, so do the pests we manage each summer, namely weeds and insects. Many of us rely on pesticides to control these nuisances, and now is a good time to remind everyone to always read the label of products they are purchasing or applying to help minimize the risks associated with these products.
List of livestock open show and information for them.
Clean, safe drinking water is important to everyone, but it's especially important to rural residents not on municipal water systems. White County Soil and Water Conservation District has been awarded a grant to provide assistance to those residents for well water testing. This program is available for private water well testing in White County only. The standard test kit is available at no charge and includes tests for Lead, Copper, Nitrate/Nitrite, and hardness. It also includes an easy to use
The 2017 Monticello Farmer's Market season is approaching fast, and spots are still open for those interested in becoming a vendor. To better prepare vendors for this season's market, there will be a Farmer's Market Vendor Meeting held on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 P.M. at the 4-H Community Building located at the White County Fairgrounds in Reynolds.
The invasive insect Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is old news for much of Indiana, including White County, and it has already done extensive damage to the state's ash tree population. While much of the harm has been done, if you have ash tree's that haven't been affected yet, there are now good options for saving the tree(s), and now is a good time to do so.
It seems a day, week or month has been designated for nearly everything! While some are a bit strange like April 12 - National Grilled Cheese Day, some are very good. April is Stress Awareness Month, a time designated to assess and reduce the level of negative stress in our lives.