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Extension NotesOn-line copies of Larry Caplan's weekly column with the Evansville Courier & Press.

Links to Horticulture Web Sites of Interest:  A collection of web sites that I find useful or interesting.  Topics include:  Trees and Shrubs, Lawn Care, Vegetables and Fruit Crops, Flowers, Pest Identificaiton, and much more!

Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association (SWIMGA):  Learn more about the Master Gardener program, and download an application form.  Members can download volunteer record sheets and other forms.

Vanderburgh County Commercial Horticulture:  This page is to keep professional horticulturists updated on local topics and programs.

Hort Alerts:  An archive of recent Hort Alert emails.


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.