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Purdue's FNR staff provides us with another free publication, this time focusing on the potential economic gains of growing hops along the fence lines of newly established forest stands.
Veterans, active military and their families are invited to join Purdue Extension's Indiana Beginning Farmer program for an educational session and tour of Tuttle Orchards near Greenfield.
A Purdue Extension initiative designed to help educate the public, farmers and agrochemical professionals about vital pollinator species has received the 2017 Entomology Educational Project Award from the Certified Entomologists of Mid-America.
Fred Whitford believes that knowing our history may help us solve future problems. In his new book, Scattering the Seeds of Knowledge, Whitford, clinical engagement professor and director of the Purdue Pesticide Programs, examines the early history of Purdue Extension and how Extension specialists helped develop solutions to the challenges facing farmers a century ago.
Participants in this year's Purdue Farm Management Tour will learn about innovative management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity and ways to help ensure a successful transition of the family farm to the next generation.
Nearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to a Purdue University study.
Wet weather this spring has delayed the hay harvest throughout Indiana, raising concerns about feed quality and safe storage. Keith Johnson, professor of agronomy and Purdue Extension forage specialist, said forage becomes less digestible and palatable for livestock the longer it stays in the field.

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