The Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center in Dubois will host the "Grazing 102" workshop June 9 and 10.
Livestock producers will learn the essential concepts of managing a successful grazing operation. Topics on the first day are plant growth and development, fencing systems, soil fertility, forage identification and use, watering systems, forage economics, extending the grazing season and determining forage needs.
Purdue is co-sponsoring the annual Indiana Extension Homemakers Association's Home and Family Conference, promoting positive, healthy living by providing workshops, inspirational speakers and tours.
The conference will be June 9-11 at the Sheraton Hotel at Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis and includes more than 20 sessions on health and wellness, family relationships, community and technology.
The quantity and quality of duck demanded in China has risen with disposable incomes, urban population growth, internal food safety scandals, and changing consumer tastes. It is in this rapidly evolving yet huge market that an opportunity emerges for the U.S. duck industry and the corn and soybean producers who would provide their feed.
Purdue University weed scientists have developed two time-lapse videos capturing the rapid growth of Palmer amaranth and the effect of pre-emergent herbicides used to control the aggressive and destructive weed. The videos were compiled from footage shot last year at the Purdue weed science research site in Cass County.
Purdue University faculty and staff members of a multi-university initiative to make global climate information of better use in farming will receive the College of Agriculture's 2015 TEAM award. TEAM, an acronym for Together Everyone Achieves More, is given annually to a Purdue team of professionals for their interdisciplinary achievements. This year's honorees are the Purdue members of Useful to Usable, or U2U as it is called, a climate research and education project based at Purdue.
Purdue researchers have published a new report with updated guidelines to help farmers use nitrogen more cost effectively. The amount of nitrogen needed in a particular field varies by region and is determined by the characteristics of the soil, said Jim Camberato, co-author of the report, "Nutrient Management Guidelines for Corn in Indiana."
Agribusiness professionals, consultants and educators who work with farmers will learn new strategies for identifying and responding to a variety of crop problems in a series of workshops beginning in May at Purdue University's Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center.