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Pike County Agriculture & Natural Resources

Extension educators with agriculture and natural resource specialties offer programs and information on agricultural production and financial management for farmers, food and fiber processors, manufacturers and consumers. We also provide expertise in environmental issues, natural resource conservation and land use.

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Beef Management Practices for Coping With A Short Forage Supply - Click here for information.

Drought Information - Click here for notes from the Drought Conference Call held on June 15, 2012. For more information on the current drought and its effects, please contact the Extension Office at 812-354-6838.

Seed & Plant Trial Results
2011 Tomato Variety Trial Report  
2011 Summer Squash Variety Trial Report  


Local Programs Include:

Gardening 101/102 - These classes can help beginner gardeners learn to plan, prepare and implement their gardens, as well as learn how to preserve fruits and vegetables.

  • Junior Naturalist Program - The Jr. Naturalist Program provides youth an opportunity to discover, investigate and explore nature.
  • Master Gardeners - DKP Master Gardeners includes members from, but not limited to, Daviess, Knox & Pike counties.

Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Program (PARP) - Any private applicator wishing to buy and use restricted-use pesticides must be certified and possess a current pesticide applicator permit issued by the Office of the Indiana State Chemist (OISC).  Permits are good for 5 years and typically expire on December 31.
The OISC mails renewal information to each current applicator.
To renew the permit, applicators have two options.  Option 1:  Applicators may attend three (3) recertification programs ($10 each) within the five-year license period.  (A maximum of two classes can be credited per year.  One class may be taken online.) At the end of the period, they must complete the permit form and pay a $20 fee to the OISC.  Option 2:  If applicators does not attend three programs, they will need to take and pass the Pesticide Core Exam before the permit will be renewed.  Fees for the Core Exam vary.
Contact an ANR Extension Educator for more information!

And Many More!

 Upcoming PARP Programs

Contact our office for more information.  Don't forget to check out the ANR newsletter for more information!




For more information, contact Maria Restrepo, Ag & Natural Resources Educator, at mrestrepo@purdue.edu.