Agriculture
Tomato plant in a high tunnel
Want to learn new techniques for growing fruits and vegetables in high tunnels? The Southwest Purdue Ag Center is the place to be.
Watermelon in field
Recent illness related to pre-cut watermelons has some worried about the safety of Indiana grown melons. Scott Monroe, Purdue Extension food safety educator has some reassuring news.
Tuliptree
If you've ever had to work on a tree leaf collection, no doubt you included a leaf from Indiana's state tree. Also known as tulip poplar and yellow poplar, the tuliptree is actually not a poplar at all. It is a member of the magnolia family known botanically as Liriodendron tulipifera.
Every May and November some Indiana school districts ask their voters to approve property tax increases. There are construction project referenda to pay for school buildings and tax levy referenda for general operating costs. This May, schools proposed 12 referenda. All 12 passed.
The Congressional Budget Office came out with their ten-year economic and budget projections earlier this month. The CBO is nonpartisan, which means they don't have a political axe to grind. They're just trying to get the right answer.
Salad or cocktail-size tomatoes are larger than cherry tomatoes and smaller than slicer tomatoes.
Most gardeners would agree that tomatoes are the most popular crop for home growing. But what gardeners can't agree on is what tomato is considered "the best, since taste is such a personal matter.
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Learn how to properly alibrate the seeding rate for a Truax No-Till Seed Drill in this informative video by Extension Wildlife Specialist Jarred Brooke.

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