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September's to-do list of gardening activities for your home, yard and garden.
cucumber flower and fruit
If you've noticed that your cucumbers are a little (or a lot) bitter lately, don't give up hope. A little water, mulch and patience will provide relief.
Spotlighting the region's agribusiness, Purdue Extension-Jay County and the Jay County Chamber of Commerce will present the second Annual Rural America Farm & Garden Expo, Sept. 8-9, at the Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., Portland.
the Asian long-horned beetle
August is peak emergence season for the invasive Asian long-horned beetle, a pest that poses a serious threat to shade trees. A Purdue University entomologist is urging people to perform their annual tree checkup for these destructive insects. In just a few minutes, people can determine if their trees are infested and save countless other trees through early detection.
typical appearance of a chigger bite
Dear Dr. Tim, Every time I go out to pick raspberries I come home with chiggers. They itch like the blazes and especially so in very sensitive places. What are chiggers and why am I plagued by them? Thanks, Itchy
Deer eating tree leaves.
Purdue Extension is hosting a Wildlife Field Day on Saturday August 26th from 8:30 to Noon at 6615 S 875 E Monterey, IN. Topics will include warm season grass management, forest management for wildlife, invasive species, management for agricultural lands, and food plots. Read more to find out more information about the upcoming workshop!
Timber Chopped and Stacked
Are you considering checking out the value of the timber on your land? Or are you planning a logging operation on your property? Join Purdue Extension and Lenny Farlee, Purdue University extension forester, on August 16th for a workshop to help prepare you for the challenges of managing your woodlands and working with local timber markets.

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