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A mosaic of freshwater mussels from the Tippecanoe River. (Indiana Department of Natural Resources/B
A new Purdue University Extension website explains how the public can help protect the rich diversity of mussel species of Indiana's Tippecanoe River.
Capital Comments - Indiana Reforms Its Local Income Taxes
It started in 1973, when Governor Bowen pushed his property tax relief package through the Indiana General Assembly. Counties could adopt the county adjusted gross income tax (CAGIT) if they wanted more property tax relief than the new state program delivered.
Pyractomena angulata Illustration by Arwin Provonsha
Indiana warm summer nights that follow the summer solstice - the shortest night of the year and the official beginning of summer - mean its prime time for aerial displays of luminescent insects. These insects are beetles that are classified scientifically in the insect family Lampyridae.
Sorghum
Purdue University has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel.
Marestail
The Purdue Weed Science team is hosting an educational field day for farmers, agricultural industry professionals, consultants and others who apply herbicides. Purdue Weed Day will be held July 2 at the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center, 8343 U.S. 231 S., Lafayette.
Purdue Rainscaping
The Got Nature? podcast titled "Rainscaping" focuses on ways to manage excess water in your yard or neighborhood and thus, minimizing polluted runoff from reaching our waterways. Kara Salazar, Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist, shares how in a residential setting we can put water to work for us in a sustainable way.
Jianxin Ma
Purdue University researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich the crop's genetic diversity and boost the nutritional value of soybeans.
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