Britain's departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on U.S. agricultural trade but could slow Indiana's economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural economists say.
Paddling and fishing are great ways to enjoy our rivers and streams. However, these seemingly harmless activities can actually be harmful to the eastern hellbender and other aquatic wildlife if the proper precautions are not followed.
A new Purdue Extension publication gives applicators of postemergence herbicides insights into the importance of mixing herbicides with water at optimum temperatures to make them most effective. Guidance offered in Water Temperature and Herbicide Performance is based on research by Purdue University weed scientists who studied the effectiveness of certain herbicides on several weed species when mixed with spray water at various temperatures.
Butterfly enthusiasts of all ages and expert levels can visit the Evonik Wildlife Habitat Area in Lafayette for the annual Butterfly Encounter July 16. Participants will help entomologists spot and count butterflies. No knowledge of butterflies is necessary; everyone from novice to expert is welcome to the family-friendly event celebrating the beauty and diversity of Indiana butterflies.
Purdue Extension is accepting nominations for the 2016 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, given to a Purdue University faculty or staff member who has contributed to the improvement of rural Indiana. Any active faculty or staff member is eligible. A person may have made a contribution through the classroom, counseling, research or Extension.
I had the opportunity to speak to a meeting of the International Association of Assessing Officers in Indianapolis last fall. That's a group that does education and research about property tax assessment, and they're a big help to assessing officials around the world. Mostly, I talked about farm land assessment in Indiana, but I mentioned some of our other property tax policies, too.
Damsels and dragons and nary a knight in sight! I'm not sure if a lack of knights is a problem because unlike in medieval days of olde these damsels don't appear to be in distress. This is not a fairytale or even a computer role-playing game. It's real nature involving insects known as dragonflies and damselflies.