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This year's record rainfall across parts of the Midwest could make it more difficult for grain producers to determine a late-season irrigation strategy, a Purdue and Michigan State Extension irrigation specialist says.
Following excessive moisture this past spring, this sugar maple tree declined rapidly during hot and
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.
A new Purdue Extension publication offers farmers a basic introduction and step-by-step instructions for using cover crops in a corn-soybean rotation.
Apache cicada (Photo credit: Jay W. Sharp)
In June while on a family trip to visit the Grand Canyon we took a side excursion to Montezuma Castle National Monument near Camp Verde, Arizona. We stopped to see the cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people who resided there some 1000 years ago.