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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 (30/pkg)
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Complete Guide to Home Canning from USDA (30/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. ...

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....

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

Looking for a way to preserve your apple harvest? For freezing, select apple varieties that are crisp and firm and not mealy textured, such as Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty, Jonathan, York Imperial, or Granny Smith. This...

Let's Preserve: Basics of Home Canning
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Let's Preserve: Basics of Home Canning

Canning can be a fun and economical way to make fresh foods available year-round. Don't take chances with canning recipes handed down over the years. Use procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and...

LEt's Preserve: Blueberries
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LEt's Preserve: Blueberries

Looking for a way to preserve your blueberry harvest? You can preserve any variety. This 3-page (PDF) publication gives an overview of the process....

Let's Preserve: Cherries
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Let's Preserve: Cherries

Looking for a way to preserve your cherry harvest? All sweet or sour cherries can be used. This 3-page (PDF) publication gives an overview of the process....

Let's Preserve: Drying Fruits and Vegetables (Dehydration)
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Let's Preserve: Drying Fruits and Vegetables (Dehydration)

Dried foods are tasty, nutritious, lightweight, and easy to store and use. The energy input is less than what is needed to freeze or can, and the storage space is less than that needed for canning jars and freezer contai...

Let's Preserve: Drying Herbs
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Let's Preserve: Drying Herbs

Looking for a way to preserve your herbs? Dry them! This 2-page (PDF) publication gives an overview of the process....

Let's Preserve: Freezing Vegetables
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Let's Preserve: Freezing Vegetables

Freezing is a quick, convenient, and easy method of preserving foods in the home. Frozen foods are easy to serve because most of the preparation is done before freezing. Freezing preserves nutritive quality so that froze...

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

Looking for a way to preserve your fruit harvest? The following recipes for fruit fillings are excellent and safe products. Each canned quart makes one 8- to 9-nch pie. Fillings also may be used as toppings on desserts o...

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

Looking for a way to preserve your harvest? Prepare them as jelly, jam, or spreads for use year-round. This 5-page (PDF) publication gives an overview of the process....

Let's Preserve: Meat and Poultry
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Let's Preserve: Meat and Poultry

Meat and poultry can be preserved for longer-term storage through canning, drying, or freezing. Whether it is game from a recent hunt or product bought on sale from the store, these preservation techniques provide the op...

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

Looking for a way to preserve your peach harvest? The best varieties for this are Glenglo, Ernie's Choice, Cresthaven, John Boy, Loring, Redhaven, and Sunhigh. Elberta is less acceptable. All are yellow free-stone peache...

Let's Preserve: Pears
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Let's Preserve: Pears

Looking for a way to preserve your pear harvest? Bartlett, Bosc, Anjou, and Comice are best for preserving. Kieffer is acceptable. Seckel pears are suitable for pickled and spiced products. This 3-page (PDF) publication ...

Let's Preserve: Peppers
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Let's Preserve: Peppers

Looking for a way to preserve your pepper harvest? Can or freeze them. This 4-page (PDF) publication includes recipes and tells you how. ...

Let's Preserve: Quick Process Pickles
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Let's Preserve: Quick Process Pickles

Looking for a way to preserve your cucumber harvest? Turn them into pickles! This 5-page (PDF) publication describes the process and includes recipes to help you preserve the harvest. ...

Let's Preserve: Sauerkraut
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Let's Preserve: Sauerkraut

Looking for a way to preserve your cabbage harvest? Ferment and transform that cabbage into sauerkraut. This 3-page (PDF) publication describes the process to help you preserve the harvest....

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

Looking for a way to preserve your green bean harvest? Can or freeze them. This 2-page (PDF) publication describes the process....

Let's Preserve: Strawberries
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Let's Preserve: Strawberries

Looking for a way to preserve your strawberry harvest? Northeaster, Earliglow, Guardian, Redchief, Jewel, and Sparkle are usually excellent-quality berries for freezing. Most other varieties are suitable, especially for ...

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

Looking for a way to preserve your sweet corn harvest? Most sweet corn varieties are acceptable for canning and freezing. Bodacious and Incredible are good extra-sweet yellow varieties. Temptation, Delectable, and Provid...

Let's Preserve: Tomatoes
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Let's Preserve: Tomatoes

Dried foods are tasty, nutritious, lightweight, and easy to store and use. The energy input is less than what is needed to freeze or can, and the storage space is less than that needed for canning jars and freezer contai...

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...

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....