The rainy weather that has settled over much of Indiana for the past month has made harvesting and drying hay for safe storage more difficult, potentially raising the risk of barn fires, a Purdue Extension forage specialist says.
Current supplies of gasoline and expected production this year should keep prices at the fuel pump 40-60 cents per gallon lower than last summer despite supply disruptions that have pushed prices higher in recent months, especially in the Midwest, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner says.
The Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group will offer a workshop at Fair Oaks Farms on management of wastes from large-scale livestock operations, including anaerobic digestion, a mechanism for transforming biological waste into bioenergy. The Anaerobic Digestion and Phosphorus Recovery Project will be 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST June 3.
Hellbenders have been rapidly declining since the 1980s due to various factors, including poor water quality. Poor water quality is caused by a variety of ecological issues, one of which is land use along the river. In the new video "Improving Water Quality Around Your Farm," we focus on how farmers can use management practices on their farm that improve water quality while still meeting their production goals.
Taking steps to knock out potential mosquito breeding sites can greatly reduce the risk of Zika and West Nile virus in Indiana as the local mosquito season ramps up, says Purdue University medical entomologist Catherine Hill.
Purdue University's Agribusiness Finance for Non-Financial Managers program will offer deeper understanding of financial management responsibilities and how they fit into broader organizational goals.
Applications are being accepted for a 4-H program that gives teens a firsthand look at agribusiness management in the dairy industry.