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Since 2010, farmers in the Indian Creek watershed in Illinois have been working together to implement conservation practices and nutrient management strategies to reduce nutrient loading in Indian Creek. Postdoctoral Research Associate Sarah Church explores the key reasons for the project's success in this new publication and accompanying videos.
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Registration is now open for Purdue Extension's 2016 Indiana Small Farm Conference, March 4-5 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds. The conference is designed for anyone interested in or currently operating a small or medium-sized farm.
A new website from Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture and the Indiana Soybean Alliance is available to help farm operators manage risk.
Cassens Christmas Trees
The debate over rather the use of a real tree or an artificial tree is better for the environment continues, especially as the Holiday season nears. Purdue FNR Professor of Wood Products Dan Cassens weighs the pros and cons of each.
A new Purdue Extension publication details proper cleaning of agricultural application equipment to
Experts from Purdue Extension have compiled a manual detailing steps to ensure that herbicide residue does not linger on emptied application equipment and damage crops.
Initial symptoms of tar spot are brownish lesions on the leaves of afflicted corn plants. Black, spo
Purdue Extension plant pathologists have identified tar spot, a corn disease not previously reported in the United States, in plant samples collected from a field in north central Indiana
Following excessive moisture this past spring, this sugar maple tree declined rapidly during hot and
Homeowners and landowners need to keep an eye on trees that may be dying from weather-related stress, Purdue University tree experts say. Symptoms recently noted on mature oak, tulip and maple trees in Indiana include leaf scorch - the browning of leaves - branch dieback and premature defoliation.

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