Purdue University has become a founding member of the Agricultural Data Coalition, a group formed to build a central repository where farmers can safely store and manage their farm's production information.
A new Purdue Extension publication examines the causes and effects of pesticide drift, including information on how to recognize and report a drift incident.
Indiana farmers who are military veterans or on active duty can now market their products through the Indiana Grown Homegrown by Heroes initiative, a partnership between the state Department of Agriculture and Farmer Veteran Coalition with support from the Purdue University-based National AgrAbility Project.
On Friday (Oct. 9) the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved naming the Hall of Animal Sciences and the Center for Experiential Learning - facilities scheduled to open in 2017 - for the Creighton Brothers founders and Land O' Lakes, respectively, in recognition of their gifts.
Orders are now being taken for the newly revised third edition of the Forage Field Guide, published by the Purdue University's Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center. The new edition, updated from 2010, will be released in November. It has a section showing producers how to adjust the bulk-seeding rate for forage grasses based on the purity and germination rate of the seed they are using.
A project involving Purdue University led to the launch of a Lake Michigan nearshore buoy that will provide boaters and beachgoers with more real-time data on lake conditions.
Over-fished yellow perch in Lake Michigan have recovered much quicker - by hundreds of years - in reaching reproductive maturity at a later age and larger size than scientists previously thought was possible, according to a Purdue University study.