Agriculture and Natural Resources

Complied by Diane Turner - Hamilton County Educator

Volume 9 - January 2016

*NEW* Publication - Successful Annual Ryegrass Termination with Herbicides

Annual Ryegrass has become a popular cover crop choice for growers in Indiana and many other states. Unfortunately, its adaptability, quick establishment, and aggressive growth are also considered to be characteristics of a weed. This publication provides general guidelines for successful termination of annual ryegrass with herbicides.

Click here for a free download of this new timely publication released in December 2015.

Authors: Travis Legleiter, Bill Johnson, & Bryan Young

Purdue University - Weed Science Department

Upcoming Training Events and Opportunities

Farm Cash Rent Program - January 15, 2016 - Lebanon, IN

Purdue Extension educators Curt Emanuel in Boone County, Diane Turner in Hamilton County, and Angie Tilton in Hendricks County are pleased to offer a hands on workshop to help farmers evaluate their current situation and to provide farmers with some tools available to assess whether they can afford to rent ground at a loss and for how long.


Under the current Agriculture Economic environment, it is unlikely that farmers will be able to rent ground at prices which will allow them to make a profit, at least in the short term. However profit is not the only factor in deciding whether to rent farm ground or not. In particular, maintaining control of ground so you have it when things get better is a major factor.


Purdue Ag Economists Jim Mintert and Michael Langemeier will talk with farmers about assessing their financial status and their capacity to rent ground. Feel free to bring a laptop and we will help you to load the tools and then walk you through the spreadsheets after the main program.


Be sure to register today for the workshop scheduled on Friday, January 15 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Boone County Fairgrounds in the Farm Bureau Community Building.

Call 765-482-0750 to register.

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Indiana Horticultural Congress - January 19-21, 2016

The Indiana Horticultural Congress and Trade Show is a three-day meeting designed to meet the needs of growers, with information on production practices, pest and disease control, processing, marketing, agritourism, food safety and legislative/regulatory concerns. The Congress Trade Show will be held at Wyndham Indianapolis West (2544 Executive Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46241). Click here for more information or to register.

Central District Scheduled PARP Trainings

Fulton County Winter School

Date: Wed Jan 13 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Topics Covered: Glycophasate Resistant Weed Management; 2,4-D and Dicamba Herbicide Update; Bee Aware

Location: Rochester High School Auditorium

Contact: Mark Kepler, ANR Educator 574-223-3397


Hamilton County Sprayer and Drift Update

Date: Feb 4, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Topics Covered: Spray Tips and Nozzles; Understanding Spray Drift; Driftwatch Registry

Location: Hamilton County Fairgrounds

Contact: Diane Turner, ANR Educator 317-776-0854


Clinton County Ag Outlook

Date: Fri Feb 12 2016 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Topics Covered: Pest Management in Grain Storage; Mycotoxins; Weed Management Update; Bee Aware

Location: 4-H Bldg. Clinton Co Fairgrounds

Contact: Britt Reese, ANR Educator 765-659-6380


Wabash Corn Fertilization Class

Date: Mon Feb 29 2016 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Topics Covered: Weed Control Timeliness Applications; Efficient Nitrogen Management; Optimum Nitrogen Rates; Bee Aware Pollinator Protection

Location: Wabash REMC Building, Wabash

Contact: Curt Campbell, ANR educator 260-563-5895


Purdue Pesticide Programs - Event Listings

About Diane Turner

Diane is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for Hamilton County, Indiana. Her responsibilities include support for commercial agriculture producers, homeowners, and coordinating the Master Gardener Program. Feel free to call or email her with questions.
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