This year's Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center field day will focus on raising fruit and vegetable crops in high tunnels - durable, low-cost, plastic-covered structures similar to greenhouses.
Indiana's winter wheat, forage and fruit crops apparently survived the unusually cold weather earlier this month with little or no severe damage.
Purdue University faculty and staff who developed the crop-saving bags that have improved food security for millions in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as the livelihoods of impoverished farm families are the 2016 recipients of the College of Agriculture's TEAM award.
Plant science isn't just growing plants! There are enormous problems facing an increasingly complicated world. Check out "Plant Sciences: The Green Machine (High School)" to learn about the incredible diversity in the field of plant science.
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.
To ensure the safest, most efficient planting season possible, tuning up farm machinery can be as important as scouting for weeds, tilling the soil or other spring field operations, a Purdue Extension specialist says.
A new Purdue Extension publication examines the causes and effects of pesticide drift, including information on how to recognize and report a drift incident.