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.
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.
A new Purdue Extension publication examines the causes and effects of pesticide drift, including information on how to recognize and report a drift incident.
Indiana farmers who are military veterans or on active duty can now market their products through the Indiana Grown Homegrown by Heroes initiative, a partnership between the state Department of Agriculture and Farmer Veteran Coalition with support from the Purdue University-based National AgrAbility Project.
Since 2010, farmers in the Indian Creek watershed in Illinois have been working together to implement conservation practices and nutrient management strategies to reduce nutrient loading in Indian Creek. Postdoctoral Research Associate Sarah Church explores the key reasons for the project's success in this new publication and accompanying videos.
A new website from Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture and the Indiana Soybean Alliance is available to help farm operators manage risk.
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.