Commercial Growers
Spring orchard trees
As Indiana frees itself from the grip of a harsh late winter, the State Climate Office says a developing weather pattern is likely to produce variable conditions this spring.
Blossom-end rot inside tomato (Photo credit: Purdue Tomato Doctor App)
Blossom-end rot is a common problem of tomatoes and is most commonly associated with extreme fluctuations in soil moisture. Watering during dry spells and mulching to conserve soil moisture will help reduce fluctuations in soil moisture and thus encourage steady growth and calcium supply in the fruits.
Fruit, vegetable and wine arrangement
Agritourism business owners, produce growers and farmers can attend several workshops and network with a variety of professionals at this year's Indiana Horticulture Congress and Trade Show in Indianapolis.
Light-colored Anomala lucicola (Photo by John Obermeyer/Purdue Entomology)
In the world of insects, beetles rule. At least they do if the number of species is an indication of success. It is widely accepted that one of every four animal species that has been a given scientific name is a beetle.