Agriculture
Pork producers will have the opportunity to learn about industry updates at the 2016 Central Indiana Pork Conference in March. The conference will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 8 at the Clinton Prairie Jr./Sr. High School, 2400 S. Country Road 450 W, Frankfort.
Midwest mint growers will gather Feb. 25-26 in northern Indiana to learn various topics about production of the plant.
Recent mild weather has set the stage for what could be a significant infestation of potentially deadly parasites in sheep and goats this spring, a Purdue Extension expert says.
Purdue Extension and the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics will host a two-day workshop to help family businesses manage the intricacies of their operations. "Keeping the Business in Your Family" will be March 3-4 on the Purdue campus.
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Women in all sectors of agriculture will be offered educational and networking opportunities at the 15th Annual Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference. The Feb. 17-18 conference will be at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, in Columbus, Indiana. Registration for either Wednesday or Thursday costs $80, or $90 for both days, if payment is received by Feb. 3.
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The 2016 edition of Purdue Extension's Corn and Soybean Field Guide is now available at Extension's The Education Store. The new edition includes updated information on nitrogen rate guidelines and timing for nematode scouting.
Yang Zhao
Purdue University researchers found that engineering plants to produce high levels of a protein known as PYL9 dramatically boosted drought tolerance in rice and the model plant Arabidopsis.

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