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Indiana DNR Division of Forestry

IDNR Community & Urban Forestry (CUF)

Community & Urban Forestry Brochure

Indiana Community Tree Stewards Brochure

Indiana Community Tree Selection Guide

Alternatives to Ash Trees

Indiana Big Tree Register (2000)

Marketing Yard Trees

Sample Contract for Selling Trees

Lawn & Garden Topics

Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition

Purdue Turf Fertilizer Calculator (Purdue)

Iron Chlorosis (Purdue Extension-Marion County)

Fertilizing Woody Plants (HO-140) (Purdue)

Fertilizing Established Lawns (AY-22) (Purdue)

Fertilizing Fruit in Small Areas (HO-109) (Purdue)

Fertilizing Small Fruits (HO-121) (Purdue)

Fertilizing Blueberries (HO-65) (Purdue)

Fertilizer Product Safety

Fertilizer Product Registration Database (OR Dept. of Agriculture)

Fertilizer Product Database (WA Department of Agriculture)

Heavy Metals in Fertilizers (Minnesota Department of Heath)

Heavy Metals in Fertilizers Used in Organic Production (OMRI)

Heavy Metal in Fertilizers: Considerations for Setting Regulations in Oregon (OR Dept. of Ag)

Estimating Risk from Contaminants Contained in Agricultural Fertilizers (EPA)


Purdue Turfgrass Identification Tool (Purdue)

Purdue Extension Lawn Publications for Homeowners (Purdue)

Recommended Turfgrass Cultivars (University of Illinois)

Midwestern Turfgrass Weed Identification and Control (University of Illinois)

The Lawn Problem Solver (North Central Region)

Purdue Turf Tips (Purdue)


Volcano Mulching - A Disaster Waiting to Happen! (Purdue)

Mulching Landscape Plants (OH)

Proper Mulching Techniques (ISA)

Using Mulches in Managed Landscapes (IA, OH, KY)

Mulches (MO)

What is Growing in My Landscape Mulch? (PA)

Control of Nuisance and Detrimental Molds (Fungi) in Mulches and Composts (OH)

Artillery Fungus - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PA)

Mulch & Soil Council (non-profit trade group)


Indiana State Chemist (OISC)

Indiana Pesticide Database Searches (OISC)

Indiana Pesticide Product Database (maintained by NPIRS at Purdue)

National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS) (U.S. EPA/OPP's PPIS, maintained at Purdue)

Purdue Pesticide Publications

Pesticide Labels & MSDS

Use Glyphosate Properly to Protect Woody Plants

Planting (Trees and Shrubs)

Trees Need a Proper Start - Plant Them Right! (FNR-FAQ-18) (Purdue)

Planting & Transplanting Landscape Trees and Shrubs (HO-100) (Purdue)

New Tree Planting (ISA)

Pruning (Trees and Shrubs)

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs (HO-4) (Purdue)

Trees Need a Proper Start - Prune Them Right(FNR-FAQ-19) (Purdue)

Why Hire an Arborist? (FNR-FAQ-13) (Purdue)

What's Wrong with Topping Trees?(FNR-FAQ-14) (Purdue)

Search for a Certified Aborist (ISA)

Tree Care

Tree Owner's Manual for the Northeastern and Midwestern United States (www.treeownersmanual.info), USDA

Water Use and Conservation

Irrigation Practices for Home Lawns (Purdue)

Facts and Advice on Turf Survival in Drought (Purdue, June 2007)

In Times of Drought (Purdue, June 2005)

First Aid for Drought-Stricken Plants (Purdue)

Keep Plants Watered for Drought Recovery (Purdue)

Mulching Conserves Soil Moisture (Purdue)

Dry Spell or Drought? (Purdue)

Hot Weather Is Tough on Plants Too! (Purdue)

Rain Gardens (Marion County SWCD)

Rain Barrels (Marion County SWCD)

Xeriscaping for Indiana (Purdue)

Xeriscape (Colorado Springs Utilities)

Xeriscape (Xeriscape Colorado!, Inc.)

Xeriscape Resources (Denver Water)

Drought Resistance in the Home Landscape (Ohio State)

Top 12 Water-Smart Gardening Tips (Denver Botanical Garden)

Water Wiser (American Water Works Association)

Lawn and Garden Water Conservation Links (American Water Works Association)

Water Conservation Links (National Drought Mitigation Center)

Drought Monitor (U.S. Drought Monitor Home Page)

Drought Information Center (NOAA)

Crop Production Resources: Drought Information (Purdue)

Water Conservation in the Home (Purdue)

Weather and Climate

Daily Reports of Rain, Hail & Snow in Marion County (CoCoRaHS Website)

Weather Information Links (EDEN)

Indiana State Climate Office (Iclimate.Org) (at Purdue University) (Indiana Climate Narrative) (Indiana Climate Fact Sheet)

Indianapolis Climate Information (including records and averages) (NOAA)

Indiana Freeze/Frost Probability Maps (Indiana State Climate Office)

Indpls Airport Freeze Probability Data 1971-2000 (NOAA)

Indiana Crop Progress and Condition Report (Indiana Agricultural Statistics)

Cold Temperature Tolerance of Vegetables and Flowers (Purdue Extension)

Cold Temperature Injury to Plants (Purdue, 2007)

Winter Injury of Ornamentals (Purdue Extension)

After the Storm: Plant Triage (Purdue & Other Links)

Indispensable Websites for Indiana Gardeners

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