Agriculture and Natural Resources
Complied by Diane Turner - Hamilton County Educator
*NEW* Publication - Successful Annual Ryegrass Termination 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.
Indiana Horticultural Congress - January 19-21, 2016
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