The debate over rather the use of a real tree or an artificial tree is better for the environment continues, especially as the Holiday season nears. Purdue FNR Professor of Wood Products Dan Cassens weighs the pros and cons of each.
If you are looking for that perfect real Christmas tree check out the resources available to help you decide. Choices include pre-cut trees, choose-and-cut trees or live trees that can be replanted. Lenny Farlee, sustaining hardwood extension specialist, shares facts, tips and links to several needed resources.
Two Purdue Extension leaders and one Indiana organization received special recognition Thursday (Oct. 15) for the outstanding service they provide through their profession to Purdue University and the people of Indiana.
Experts from Purdue Extension have compiled a manual detailing steps to ensure that herbicide residue does not linger on emptied application equipment and damage crops.
Purdue Extension plant pathologists have identified tar spot, a corn disease not previously reported in the United States, in plant samples collected from a field in north central Indiana
Homeowners and landowners need to keep an eye on trees that may be dying from weather-related stress, Purdue University tree experts say. Symptoms recently noted on mature oak, tulip and maple trees in Indiana include leaf scorch - the browning of leaves - branch dieback and premature defoliation.
Purdue University research suggests active biological mechanisms transport scent and taste compounds known as volatiles from plant cells to the atmosphere, a finding that could overturn the textbook model of volatile emission as a process that occurs solely by diffusion.