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Commercial Growers
A study by Natalia Dudareva (clockwise from bottom), John Morgan, Rohit Jaini and Joshua Widhalm cou
Purdue University research suggests active biological mechanisms transport scent and taste compounds known as volatiles from plant cells to the atmosphere, a finding that could overturn the textbook model of volatile emission as a process that occurs solely by diffusion.
Invasive Plant Species
Want to help conserve nature in Dubois County? Concerned about invasive weeds harming our forests, farmland, and wildlife habitat? Then please join us for an information meeting about organizing a Cooperative Weed Management Area in Dubois County. Specialists will share about invasive species affecting the county and discuss priorities, objectives, and future directions in managing them.
Invasive Plant Species
Identifying and preventing the spread of invasive plant species in woodlands and other natural areas is crucial to maintaining healthy native habitats. Come and join Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources as our specialist provides tools to help identify and report invasive species.
Fruit and vegetable assortment
Purdue Extension and the Illiana Watermelon Association are offering audit cost-sharing programs to Indiana fruit and vegetable growers who receive passing scores on their third-party food safety audits.
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.

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