Agriculture
Nest box.
Now that the weather forecast is looking positive and the days are getting longer, this is a great time to think about wildlife habitat projects. Landowners and homeowners can be overwhelmed by all the different ways they can help wildlife on their property. An easy project that is fun to build and place on your property is a nest box.
Tree onion
This distinctive perennial onion - often called tree onion - has clusters of aerial bulblets, called bulbils, at the tip of the leaves. The bulbils are edible and are also used for propagating new plants. The plants also produce edible, bunching-type onions at the base of the leaves in the soil.
Apple orchard in spring
Commercial fruit growers will meet March 10 in Martinsville to learn how the harsh winter of recent weeks might affect their crops this growing season. A workshop will be held at the Morgan County Purdue Extension office, 180 S. Main St., beginning at 9 a.m.
Purdue entomologist Jeffrey Stuart holds healthy wheat seedlings (left) and wheat seedlings whose gr
A team of researchers from 26 institutions around the world has sequenced the Hessian fly genome, shedding light on how the insect creates growth-stunting galls in wheat.