Agriculture
Pyractomena angulata Illustration by Arwin Provonsha
Indiana warm summer nights that follow the summer solstice - the shortest night of the year and the official beginning of summer - mean its prime time for aerial displays of luminescent insects. These insects are beetles that are classified scientifically in the insect family Lampyridae.
Sorghum
Purdue University has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel.
Marestail
The Purdue Weed Science team is hosting an educational field day for farmers, agricultural industry professionals, consultants and others who apply herbicides. Purdue Weed Day will be held July 2 at the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center, 8343 U.S. 231 S., Lafayette.
Purdue Rainscaping
The Got Nature? podcast titled "Rainscaping" focuses on ways to manage excess water in your yard or neighborhood and thus, minimizing polluted runoff from reaching our waterways. Kara Salazar, Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist, shares how in a residential setting we can put water to work for us in a sustainable way.