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Autumn Produce
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Autumn Produce

This publication provides information about fruits and vegetables that are in season in Indiana during the autumn. It describes how to select, prepare, and store apples, pumpkins, watermelon, and winter squash. It also i...

Cigarette Beetle
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Cigarette Beetle

This publication provides a description of the cigarette beetle. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior and food preferences....

Complete Guide to Home Canning from USDA
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Complete Guide to Home Canning from USDA

Introducing the USDA's New Complete Guide to Home Canning - a 196 page, spiral-bound resource book for people who are canning for the first time or for experienced canners who want to improve their canning practices. ...

Complete Guide to Home Canning from USDA (25/pkg)
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Complete Guide to Home Canning from USDA (25/pkg)

Introducing the USDA's New Complete Guide to Home Canning - a 196 page, spiral-bound resource book for people who are canning for the first time or for experienced canners who want to improve their canning practices. Ava...

Drying Foods at Home
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Drying Foods at Home

Tells how to prepare and pre-treat fruits and vegetables for drying in an oven, in a dehydrator, or in the sun. ...

Food Preservation Methods (Food Entrepreneurship Series)
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Food Preservation Methods (Food Entrepreneurship Series)

This publication provides food entrepreneurs with a basic overview of various food preservation techniques, including refrigeration, drying, pasteurization, thermal processing, and acidifying, including fermentation. It ...

Food Storage Guide
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Food Storage Guide

How long can you store food before its quality deteriorates or it is no longer safe to eat? This publication provides handling tips and recommendations for storing food in your cupboards, refrigerator, or freezer. 15 pag...

Foreign Grain Beetle
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Foreign Grain Beetle

This publication provides a description of the foreign grain beetle, an insect pest that feeds on molds. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior and food preferences of the beetle....

Freezing Fruit at Home
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Freezing Fruit at Home

This publication covers all the needed preparations to freeze fruit at home. The publication discusses choosing the right freezing container, preparing fruit for freezing, blanching, and packing. Tables are also included...

Freezing Vegetables at Home
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Freezing Vegetables at Home

This publication covers all the needed preparations to freeze vegetables at home. The publication discusses choosing the right freezing container, preparing vegetables for freezing, blanching, and packing. Tables are als...

Grain Mite
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Grain Mite

This publication provides a description of grain mites. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior, food preferences and control methods for grain mites....

Growing Herbs
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Growing Herbs

This publication discusses the location, culture, propagation, and preservation of herbs. A list of selected herbs for gardens in Indiana is also included. ...

Hairy Fungus Beetle
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Hairy Fungus Beetle

This publication provides a description of the hairy fungus beetle, a pest of grain that feeds on mold. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior and food preferences of the beetle....

Home Storage of Apples
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Home Storage of Apples

This publication discusses selecting the proper fruit, containers, and facilities for storage. ...

Indianmeal Moth
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Indianmeal Moth

This publication provides a description of the Indianmeal moth. In addition, facts are provided about the biology, behavior and food preferences of the Indianmeal moth....

Insect Pests of Home Stored Foods
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Insect Pests of Home Stored Foods

Many kinds of cereal products and other foods stored in kitchen cabinets or elsewhere in the home may become infested with insects or other organisms commonly referred to as "pantry pests". This 4-page publication lists ...

Lesser Grain Borer
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Lesser Grain Borer

The lesser grain borer is a pest that feeds on a variety of food. This publication provides a description and discusses its biology and behavior and the types of food it feeds on....

Let's Preserve Apples
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Let's Preserve Apples

This publication gives directions for preserving apples by using a boiling water canner, a pressure canner and by freezing. Recipes are also included for making apple butter, apple juice, applesauce, spiced crab apples a...

Let's Preserve Berries (Except Strawberries)
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Let's Preserve Berries (Except Strawberries)

This publication provides information for proper berry preserving. It discusses preparation of berries for preserving, freezing and canning. A chart is included for boiling water canner processing times....

Let's Preserve Cherries
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Let's Preserve Cherries

This publication provides information for proper cherry preserving. The publication includes information on preparing cherries for preserving, freezing procedures and canning. It also includes charts for pressure and boi...

Let's Preserve Fruit Pie Fillings
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Let's Preserve Fruit Pie Fillings

This publication provides canning procedures for fruit pie fillings. Recipes are also included for making apple, blueberry, cherry and peach pie fillings....

Let's Preserve Jelly, Jam, Spreads
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Let's Preserve Jelly, Jam, Spreads

This publication highlights making jams, jellies and spreads. The publication includes information on processing times and making jams and jellies without added pectin. A variety of jam and jelly recipes are included....

Let's Preserve Leafy Greens
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Let's Preserve Leafy Greens

This publication provides information for proper freezing and canning of leafy greens. It also includes processing times and nutritional information for leafy greens....

Let's Preserve Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines
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Let's Preserve Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines

This publication provides information for proper peach, apricot, and nectarine preserving. It discusses preparation for preserving, freezing and canning. Charts are included for boiling water and pressure canner processi...

Let's Preserve Pears
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Let's Preserve Pears

This publication provides information for proper pear preserving. The publication includes information on preparing pears for preserving, freezing procedures, and canning. It also includes charts for pressure and boiling...

Let's Preserve Peppers
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Let's Preserve Peppers

This publication discusses types of peppers, handling instructions and canning procedures for preserving peppers. Information on non-pickled peppers and a variety of recipes are included....

Let's Preserve Pickles
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Let's Preserve Pickles

This publication details preparing and canning pickles. It also details container, weights and covers for fermenting. Processing times and recipes are included in the publication....

Let's Preserve Sauerkraut
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Let's Preserve Sauerkraut

This publication details preparing and canning sauerkraut. The publication also lists recommended varieties of cabbage and gives instructions for filling and packing containers. Fermentation, temperature, time and manage...

Let's Preserve Snap Beans
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Let's Preserve Snap Beans

This publication details preparing, freezing and canning snap beans. It also includes processing times and nutritional information....

Let's Preserve Strawberries
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Let's Preserve Strawberries

This publication provides information for proper strawberry preserving. It provides details on strawberry preparation for preserving, freezing and canning. Recipes are included for strawberry jam and strawberry-rhubarb j...

Let's Preserve Sweet Corn
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Let's Preserve Sweet Corn

This publication details preparing, freezing and canning sweet corn. It also includes processing times and nutritional information....

Let's Preserve Tomatoes
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Let's Preserve Tomatoes

This publication provides information for proper tomato preserving. The publication includes information on acidification, freezing, and canning procedures. It also includes charts for the quantity of fresh tomatoes need...

Naturally Occurring Antimicrobials in Food
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Naturally Occurring Antimicrobials in Food

Many biologically derived substances exhibit antimicrobial properties in the foods in which they normally are found or may be developed for commercial use as additives to other foods requiring preservation. In this 103-p...

Pirate Bugs
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Pirate Bugs

This fact sheet provides information about pirate bugs. The sheet includes information on the biology, behavior and food preferences of these bugs....

Principles of Aseptic Processing and Packaging (paperback)
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Principles of Aseptic Processing and Packaging (paperback)

In aseptic processing, food is stored at ambient temperatures in sterilized containers free of spoilage organisms and pathogens. The results of this food technology come in all shapes and sizes, from the consumer package...

Red and Confused Flour Beetles
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Red and Confused Flour Beetles

This publication provides a description of red and confused flour beetles. These beetles are often confused due to their appearance and biology. This publication provides facts about the biology, behavior and food prefer...

Sawtoothed Grain Beetle
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Sawtoothed Grain Beetle

This is a fact sheet that provides information about sawtoothed grain beetles. The sheet includes information on the biology, behavior and food preferences of the beetle....

Small Plot and Intensive Gardening
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Small Plot and Intensive Gardening

This publication will help you get your small garden off to a good start and guide you to maximizing the rewards from your gardening efforts. The publication offers advice about planning, seed selection, transplanting, s...

Spring Produce
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Spring Produce

This publication provides information about fruits and vegetables that are in season in Indiana during the spring. It describes how to select, prepare, and store broccoli, spinach, and strawberries. It also includes reci...

Summer Produce
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Summer Produce

This publication provides information about fruits and vegetables that are in season in Indiana during the summer. It describes how to select, prepare, and store cantaloupe, carrots, grapes, and tomatoes. It also include...

The American Vine-Dresser's Guide: Cultivation of the Vine and the Process of Wine Making in the United States (hardback)
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The American Vine-Dresser's Guide: Cultivation of the Vine and the Process of Wine Making in the United States (hardback)

The American Vine-Dresser's Guide by Jean Jacques (John James) Dufour is a treatise on growing grapes in America, specifically the eastern half of the country. This early work, first published in 1826, is an amazingly th...

Uncooked Jams
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Uncooked Jams

This publication provides information for making uncooked or freezer jams. It includes recipes for various types of fruits and information for using fresh and frozen fruits. Instructions are also provided for remaking ja...

Warehouse Beetle
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Warehouse Beetle

This fact sheet provides information on the warehouse beetle. The sheet includes information on the biology, behavior and food preferences of the beetle....