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For those of you worried about frost advisories the Utah State University Extension has a great publication showing what tempertures cause 10% and 90% bud kill at the different growth stages for several fruit tree species.

Thank you for everyone who came to the Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop this year.  For those of you interested in some of the publications and programs discussed during the workshop links are listed below.

Subscribe to Facts for Fancy Fruit

Managing Pests in Home Fruit Plantings (This is a pdf file with 34 pages. If you are interested in a hard copy please contact the Extension Office at 574-753-7750.)

Cooking Up a Food Business in the Home Kitchen Webinar Series- This 3 part webinar series will be Tuesdays March 20, 27, & April 3 from 10:00-11:30 am at the Purdue Extension Cass County Office. The registration form can be sent to the Extension Office at 200 Court Park, Room 302 Logansport, IN 46947.




Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information on Home, Yard & Garden horticulture:

Purdue Consumer Hort Extension - Home yard and garden articles, publications, and resources from the Purdue Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and links to other resources.

Purdue Master Gardener Program - Volunteer educators trained by Purdue Extension share their knowledge while providing leadership and service in educational gardening activities within their communities.

Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory - Purdue's central facility for receiving both physical samples and digital images submitted for identification of insects, plants and plant diseases or diagnosis of plant and pest problems.

Purdue Wildlife Conflicts Information Hotline - ID, prevention/reduction, and additional resources regarding nuisance wildlife, sponsored by Purdue Extension, USDA Wildlife Damage, and IN DNR.

Purdue Turf Tips - Home lawn and commercial turf grass establishment and maintenance

Purdue Junior Master Gardener Program - National program that provides a hands on approach to learning horticulture, environmental science, leadership, and life skills; helping young people become gardeners and contributing citizens.

Purdue Entomology Extension - ID and management of insects and related arthropods, nematodes, and vertebrates.

Purdue Botany & Plant Pathology Extension - ID and management of plant diseases and weeds

Purdue Wildlife Extension - Information and resources for wildlife management

Purdue Forestry Extension - Educational programs & products on managing trees and forests, whether you are managing one tree, trees in your community, or large woodlands.

Purdue Education Store - Order/download Purdue Extension publications, videos, interactive media, and more.