Crops
Midwest mint growers will gather Feb. 25-26 in northern Indiana to learn various topics about production of the plant.
image of the cover of the 2016 Corn and Soybean Field Guide
The 2016 edition of Purdue Extension's Corn and Soybean Field Guide is now available at Extension's The Education Store. The new edition includes updated information on nitrogen rate guidelines and timing for nematode scouting.
Yang Zhao
Purdue University researchers found that engineering plants to produce high levels of a protein known as PYL9 dramatically boosted drought tolerance in rice and the model plant Arabidopsis.
Farmers using center pivot irrigation should pay special attention this year to make sure the system has plenty of clearance, says Lyndon Kelley, a Purdue and Michigan State Extension specialist. Plant debris and other obstructions could become entangled in a system's lateral arms, potentially causing thousands of dollars in damage, Kelley said.