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Posted on August 14th, 2019 in Uncategorized, Announcements


Has been mailed out. You can check out the brochure at this url to read everything you need to know to register. https://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/7bbrochure.pdf

To register for this class you can go to the event link at: http://www.cvent.com/d/tyqwnx/


Posted on May 24th, 2019 in Uncategorized

Posted on March 14th, 2019 in Uncategorized

Many parts of history would be easily forgotten if we did not have those who are committed to recording it.

“When I started, much of the historical information wasn’t available.” recalls Purdue professor Fred Whitford.

Now, after authoring more than 250 research, extension, and regulatory publications, delivering over 5,800 presentations to a wide array of audiences, and writing several books about the history of Indiana agriculture, Whitford is responsible for a great deal of what is known about the history of agriculture and extension in Indiana.

Whitford’s books include Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana’s Early County Extension AgentsScattering the Seeds of Knowledge: The Words and Works of Indiana’s Pioneer County Extension Agents; For the Good of the Farmer: A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue AgricultureThe Grand Old Man of Purdue University and Indiana Agriculture: The Biography of William Carroll Lattaand The Queen of American Agriculture: A Biography of Virginia Claypool MeredithThese books study the history of agriculture and extension agents at Purdue and in Indiana, often through concentrating on important figures throughout our history. (Find a flyer for the series of books here.)

John Calvin Allen, professionally known as J.C., is one of those figures. He worked as a photographer for Purdue University from 1909-1952, and operated his own photography business until his death in 1976.Allen’s photos are the source for Whitford’s upcoming book Memories of Life on the Farm: Through the Lens of Pioneer Photographer J. C. Allen (September 2019), co-authored by Neal Harmeyer an archivist at the Purdue University Archives and Special CollectionsThe book uses Allen’s photographs, which were taken on glass slides, to get a unique look at Indiana’s agricultural history.

“People love old pictures,” says Whitford, “it brings people back.”

This volume contains over 900 images, most never-before-seen, of men, women, and children working on the farm, which remain powerful reminders of life in rural America at the turn of the twentieth century. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the collection of photographs is the importance of the the time period they cover. They act as a historical account of a major transitional period for agriculture. “He told the story of change” says Whitford, he explains that it was a time when tractors replaced horses, and superior crops and animals were being introduced.

Why research the history of agriculture and extension in Indiana in such an expansive way? Whitford believes that the past repeats itself, and that learning from it will always have value.

“We take so many things for granted, and all of these things we take for granted had to start somewhere.” says Whitford.

Just as important, it’s a reminder of culture and mission.

“It shows what the culture of extension is, we’ve always been here to help.” says Whitford. “We are here to serve growers.”

Memories of Life on the Farm: Through the Lens of Pioneer Photographer J.C. Allen will be available in September 2019. Get 30% off when you order directly from the Purdue University Press website and enter the code “PURDUE30” at checkout.

Posted on December 6th, 2018 in Announcements


We still have CORE training dates and if you are interested in the experience training for termite or lawncare certification email pesticideprograms@purdue.edu with your mailing address so you will be notified when the training has been scheduled.

Training dates for the 2019 classes have been delivered. IF you haven’t received a brochure, please contact Purdue Pesticide Programs by emailing: pesticideprograms@purdue.edu or calling 765-494-4566.

You can also check them out by going to this url: https://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Corebrochure.pdf

If you wish to register for any of our 2019 classes, go to url: http://www.cvent.com/d/kbq7f5. You can also call 765-494-6795.

Posted on October 15th, 2018 in Uncategorized, New Publication

This publication describes how several factors influence product compatibility. It is important to understand these basic factors (including formulation, tank mixing order, and carrier type) to help you effectively combine crop protection products. You can find this publication at: https://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/files/PPP-122.pdf

This publication has a companion movie. It shows you how to conduct a jar test. A jar test simulates what occurs in a tank mixture and will provide evidence of physical incompatibilities, such as separation, settling, inversions, and oil residue buildup. You should always conduct a jar test before mixing, especially if you are tank mixing products that you have not used before. You can find this move at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YSjMvO2Y7Y


Posted on June 11th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Our latest mobile publication is now available by clicking this url: https://ppp.purdue.edu/resources/ppp-publications/keep-the-spray-rig-on-the-road-and-out-of-trouble/

Posted on May 30th, 2018 in Uncategorized

PPP-121 Preparing Spray Equipment for Winter Storage and Spring Startup is now available for mobile use. Try it by clicking this url: https://ppp.purdue.edu/resources/ppp-publications/preparing-spray-equipment-for-winter-storage-and-spring-startup/

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 in Announcements

Are you wondering whether the pesticide applicator training program for which you are signed up will be canceled due to winter weather and/or road conditions? Purdue Pesticide Programs policy is to cancel only when Purdue University cancels classes. So, listen to your local radio or TV station to determine if the University is closed. Remember, don’t take unnecessary risks if you feel that weather and/or road conditions make travel too hazardous. Your safety is important—we’ll be glad to reschedule you for another program date, or if you prefer, refund your registration fee.

Posted on November 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Cover photo © Eric Tourneret

PPP-116 The Complex Life of the Honey Bee is our FIRST mobile publication.

Posted on November 1st, 2017 in Announcements

2018 Core BrochureOur 2018 Core/Category training date brochure is now available. Click here for additional details.

If you wish to receive a copy of this brochure, please call us at 765-494-4566 or email us at: pesticideprograms@purdue.edu