Trees and storm damage – AgriNews


The online program “Trees and Storm Damage” will be held from 14.00 to 15.00 on May 11. Trees are beautiful plants that can be included in our landscape and have in our communities, but what happens when the weather in the Midwest threatens the health and safety of these plants? Snow and ice can weigh down trees, leading to branch failure. Wind events can knock down and twist limbs, affecting the structural stability of tree crowns. Two diametrically opposed climatic phenomena of drought and flooding may not cause immediate symptoms of stress, but may appear over time.

Emily Swicharta lecturer in horticulture from the University of Illinois, will discuss how the weather affects trees and how to respond after a thunderstorm to protect people and treat storm-damaged trees.

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Managing animals in emergencies

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. – The Purdue Extension offers an animal emergency program from noon to 4pm ET on May 11 at Whitley County 4-H Center, 680 W. Squawbuck Road, Columbia City.

The goal of the program is to give Whitley County’s first response a basic understanding of farm animal behavior and methods of handling them to better prepare for responding to an animal incident.

Topics to be covered include:

• Escape with animals.

• When, how and where to use lethal force.

• How the animal thinks.

• Treatment of animals and people in stress.

The free program includes a lunch sponsored by the Whitley County Farm Bureau.

Register by phone 260-244-7615.

Big tomatoes

Jerseyville, Illinois – Free program Growing large tomatoes will take place from 2pm to 3pm on May 10 at JCH Wellness Center, 412 Maple Summit Road, Jerseyville.

University of Illinois Extension Gardening Educator Andrew Holsinger discuss common problems of growing tomatoes and how to avoid them.

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Real colors

FLORA, India – Volunteers are invited to a fun evening to learn about true colors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 11 at the 4-H Building, 800 E. Main St., Flora.

Real Colors is a handy four-color personality assessment designed to help you understand others, identify strengths and best ways to communicate.

Register by calling 574-967-3538.

Compost program

GRACELAKE, Illinois – Lake Solid Waste Agency and the University of Illinois, Lake, present the online program “Compost: How to Make the Most of It” from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on May 11.

The program is part of the Lake County 2022 Garden Training Series.

Sign up for Links to Zoom, slides and handouts will be emailed during the presentation week.

Pressure test

FREEPORT, Illinois – The Canner Dial Pressure Clinic will be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 at the Stevenson County Expansion Office, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport.

Check the accuracy of the pressure gauge before using it. Testing ensures that your canned food under pressure reaches the appropriate pressure needed to safely handle low-acid foods such as vegetables and meat. Over time, the dial of the canning gauge will become inaccurate, leading to too high or too low readings. If the pressure gauge shows too high, it will lead to insufficient processing, which will lead to unsafe products. This is because the high temperature required to destroy harmful microorganisms, such as botulism toxin, can only be achieved under pressure. If the dial is too low, your product will lose quality due to excessive processing, and the products may become mushy.

If the gauge dial shows up to two pounds high or low, small pressure adjustments can be made without replacing the gauge. However, if it differs by more than two pounds, the sensor must be replaced.

The only way to know if your pressure gauge is accurate is to check it. The University of Illinois Extension has been running Pressure Canner Testing Clinics since May this year and will run until July. These events will be held at local extension offices, with multiple dates to choose from. Bring a can lid with a pressure gauge attached. Staff will inspect the cover, gasket and pressure gauge for accuracy and give you an estimate.

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Freeze freezing

FREEPORT, Illinois – Program Yes, you can! The freezing of the summer harvest will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on May 12 at the Stevenson County Expansion Office, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport.

Freezing is one of the easiest and least time consuming ways to store food. Best of all, it allows us to preserve the natural color, fresh flavor and nutritional qualities of most foods better than other known canning methods.

Cost $ 5. Sign up for

Talent show

TIPTON, India – The annual Area 8 4-H Performing Arts Competition will be held at 7pm Eastern European Time on May 13 at Tipton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1200 S. Main St., Tipton.


FORT WAYNE, INDIA – MAY 14 at the Allen County Expansion Office, 4001 Crescent Ave., 4001 Crescent Ave., will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A wide range of plants will be available, including annuals, perennials and houseplants. The event will feature vendors from the area.

Contact Terry Taizen for more information or 260-481-6826.

Trees and storm damage – AgriNews

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