4-H livestock show season is approaching, and a healthy animal is part of any successful animal project. This means 4-H members and their families should know the best management practices for livestock biosecurity before, during, and after livestock shows. The focus of 4-H animal science projects is the education of the 4-H member, and biosecurity is important in that process.
Area livestock shows and livestock conferences in the state of Indiana. Check them out to increase your showmanship skills.
Q. I planted a new asparagus patch last year. I just have a few spears up so far. Do you think the cold weather injured the plants this winter? Is it OK to harvest these spears? Someone told me I shouldn't harvest at all the first year.
A brown-colored, disgusting looking bug appeared out of nowhere in my home. It landed on a magazine I was reading. I don't care much for bugs - most of them creep me out - so, I sent my husband to throw it outside. That was a mistake. Wow did that thing ever stink. Whatever the stink was, it got on his hands and also on the magazine. I had to throw both out. My house reeked for two days and my husband for four. What was that bug and how can I not experience it again?
Landowners with goals involving management of ponds for fishing, or managing wildlife for conservation and hunting, are invited to an upcoming educational event hosted by Purdue Extension in northeast Indiana!
Weeping willow, 6 years old and 9" diameter. Wet, clay ground and thriving. Suddenly, late last summer I noticed the leaves were dead, and the bark on the trunk was completely loose and falling off. Will the tree survive?
Spring might have been slow to warm up, but summer is just around the corner, and summertime in Indiana means fairs, festivals, and food trucks. This can be the season for deep-fried, sugar-laden, high-calorie foods and beverages. If you attend one or even two of these events over the summer, you shouldn't worry too much about wrecking your diet by indulging in some of your favorite things. However, if you're like many 4-H families who will be spending much of your time at these events, you mig