Tony Buechler's family has been raising turkeys and chickens in Dubois County for three generations. Thanks to help from Purdue Extension, Buechler can handle state environmental rules without outside assistance, saving his business money.
Grzegorz Buczkowski helped develop hydrogel baits to battle invasive ants. Not only are the baits effective, they use 100 times less pesticide than other kinds of baits. Hydrogels hold the promise of reducing costs and safeguarding the environment.
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Check houseplant leaves for brown, dry edges, which indicates too little relative humidity in the house. Increase humidity by running a humidifier, grouping plants or using pebble trays.
For the first time, All-America Selections has selected a strawberry cultivar. Strawberry Delizz is an F1 hybrid grown from seed. Although strawberries are perennial plants, Delizz is grown as an annual and promises harvest throughout the season.
Purdue Extension is offering a 10-session program to help beef producers improve the profitability of their operations through effective farm management.
The triple-bag technology created at Purdue University to help African smallholder farmers store their crops after harvest also enabled farmers in Sierra Leone to protect their seeds when the Ebola outbreak disrupted agricultural markets.
Tenant farmers wanting to renegotiate farmland leases for 2016 may need to deliver written notification to their landlord before Dec. 1, a Purdue expert on agricultural law advises.