Saturday, November 22, 2014



 Jeff Burbrink

The weed, which can reach over 6 feet in height and lives in versatile conditions, has a way of creeping up and surprising people. Here’s some information about Johnsongrass and how to get rid of it. 

Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.
 Jeff Burbrink

A number of invasive plants, animals and diseases have made Elkhart County their home over the years, columnist Jeff Burbrink says.

Posted on Nov. 14, 2014 at 10:31 a.m.
 Jeff Burbrink

Recently the results of an Extension Service survey of people in the Midwest, which may help answer questions about building rents, was released.

Posted on Nov. 7, 2014 at 12:07 p.m.
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Posted on Oct. 31, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.

Purdue’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center helps connect farmers who have a wide variety of disabilities to assistive technologies that allow them to keep working.

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Posted on Oct. 26, 2014 at 11:48 a.m.

Producers and wholesalers of fruit and vegetables are invited to participate in a study that will help determine of food hubs would be beneficial to the Elkhart County area.

 Bryan Blair is the Elkhart County 4-H Fair's new general manager. He will start Nov. 3, 2014 according to the fair office.
Posted on Oct. 13, 2014 at 5:31 p.m.

Bryan Blair, who hails from Kentucky, will start his new role in Elkhart County on Nov. 3.

Posted on Oct. 13, 2014 at 5:06 p.m.

Indiana conservation officers suspect a male whitetail deer was poached from park property south of New Road. 

Posted on Oct. 8, 2014 at 7:22 p.m.

Larry Fervida husked nearly 100 pounds of corn in 10 minutes, securing his top spot in the Indiana State Hand Corn Husking Contest.

 Marestail, seen here, is becoming a problem in soybean fields in the area. Jeff Burbrink writes about it in the latest edition of his column,
Posted on Oct. 2, 2014 at 8:08 a.m.

Resistant weeds are becoming more and more of an issue for farmers.

 This Jan. 5, 2012, file photo shows firefighters working to extinguish a hay fire in Millersburg. Extension educator Jeff Burbrink said farmers must monitor their hay for rising temperatures and act before a fire occurs.
Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.

Crops are growing well enough to make hay, but getting it dried for storage hasn’t been easy. In fact, if wet hay is placed in a barn too soon, it could ignite.