If you are growing tired of raking leaves this fall and think the only good place for them to be is on the curb, you may be throwing away a resource rather than an asset that can be working fo…

With harvest in full swing around the area, we are beginning to hear reports of yields, indicative of the success of this year’s crop. Along with yield reports, you may also hear farmers and t…

Soon we will see leaves around the county transition from green to brilliant fall colors and eventually defoliating, marking the onset of winter. Tree leaves stay green throughout the summer d…

Full-fledged harvest in White County is still likely to be a week or two away, but with a few combines out and about now is a good time to remind everyone to be safe this fall. The days are ge…

featured

CHALMERS — The State of Indiana recently awarded farms throughout the state with the Hoosier Homestead Award, given out twice a year to farms of 100 years or more that are still in operation a…

Have you noticed more crop dusters flying through the sky in recent years? Why is that, and how is this summer shaping up for this annual aerial show? The crop dusting season in Indiana typica…

featured

REYNOLDS — After awarding the 10-year 4H beef members, Jeff Demerly, on behalf of the beef committee, stood before two signs showing the plans for a new pavilion. He said the current beef barn…

featured

REYNOLDS — Wednesday night brought eight 4Hers who won champion showmanship with their species to challenge them on showing seven other species they weren’t so familiar with. The Ultimate Show…

Dry weather over the last month has many lawns turning brown and entering a dormant phase, leaving room for one of a lawn’s peskiest weeds to arrive: crabgrass. Crabgrass is a summer annual we…

Japanese beetles will be out in full force soon, causing damage to landscapes, trees, gardens and row crops around the state. These metallic green and bronze pests being emerging in late June …

Following some pretty consistent rainfall across the area to start the year, summer has begun to heat up and unfortunately, we have not had the rainfall recently to make up for that evaporatio…

There are over 2,000 different species of vascular plants in Indiana, about 25 percent of which are non-native to Indiana. Most of them exist without issue; however, some compete with and crow…

Whenever the weather turns hot and humid, our office receives a few calls about a strange fungus growing on trees. Is this fungus killing my tree? Can it be removed? Fortunately, it is nothing…