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The Purdue Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and provides the residents of Indiana a chance to grow. Under the guidance and support of Purdue Extension, selected residents of a county voluntarily begin a training program specifically designed to prepare them to help others grow.
Private applicators are individuals who spray restricted use pesticides or apply manure from a confined feeding operation (CFO) to their own land. The license is active for a period of five years. Private applicators must attend three private applicator recertification programs (PARPs) within that five year period to keep their license active and avoid the need to re-test. No more than two programs may be attended for credit in any one calendar year.
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A Purdue expert recently said that now is a good time to survey your landscape and decide what needs pruning following potential freeze injury late this winter, keeping in mind that not all plants need to be trimmed.
The 2017 Spring Garden Series will take place Thursday evenings in April. Sessions will feature a tree pruning workshop, how to make hypertufa containers, leaf impression stones, and rain barrels. You are welcome to do all four sessions, or just the sessions of interest to you. Participants will make their own hypertufa container, leaf impression stone, and rain barrel during the workshops.
Local farmers are waiting for warmer temperatures and drying conditions to get in the fields. But, we live in Indiana, and we know that favorable weather windows sometimes do not last long. This awareness causes some to get in a hurry, but that's also when accidents tend to happen. I would encourage everyone to take time for spring planting season safety - farmers and local drivers.