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.
Paddling and fishing are great ways to enjoy our rivers and streams. However, these seemingly harmless activities can actually be harmful to the eastern hellbender and other aquatic wildlife if the proper precautions are not followed.
Damsels and dragons and nary a knight in sight! I'm not sure if a lack of knights is a problem because unlike in medieval days of olde these damsels don't appear to be in distress. This is not a fairytale or even a computer role-playing game. It's real nature involving insects known as dragonflies and damselflies.
Late-planted grain crops may be reaching a critical stage of development just as the weather is turning drier, possibly meaning farmers will have to irrigate earlier than normal, says Lyndon Kelley, irrigation specialist for the Purdue and Michigan State Extension services.