Indiana fruit and vegetable growers bringing irrigation systems into operation as production gets into full swing should have their water tested as part of good agricultural practices for produce food safety, Purdue Extension food safety educator Scott Monroe says.
Hellbenders have been rapidly declining since the 1980s due to various factors, including poor water quality. Poor water quality is caused by a variety of ecological issues, one of which is land use along the river. In the new video "Improving Water Quality Around Your Farm," we focus on how farmers can use management practices on their farm that improve water quality while still meeting their production goals.
Purdue's Beginning Farmer and Rancher program is offering new and aspiring farmers an opportunity to visit 10 Indiana agribusinesses and learn from Purdue Extension educators, producers and other experts about topics ranging from organic produce to aquaponics.
A new Purdue Extension publication examines the causes and effects of pesticide drift, including information on how to recognize and report a drift incident.