Purdue University research suggests active biological mechanisms transport scent and taste compounds known as volatiles from plant cells to the atmosphere, a finding that could overturn the textbook model of volatile emission as a process that occurs solely by diffusion.
Judy Chandler learned a lot about farming - the "hard way." But she wanted to learn to do everything the right way. So she reached out to Feldun-Purdue Agricultural Center for help.
July rainfall combined with June's historic rains to turn the two months into the second-wettest June and July on record in Indiana, according to the Indiana State Climate Office.
Rainfall during six weeks from about June 7 to July 21 totaled 15.09 inches, said the climate office, based in Purdue University's Department of Agronomy. The wettest June-July was in 1958, when 16.15 inches of rain fell in Indiana.
A Purdue Extension program in Hartford City on Aug. 7 will help farmers in east-central Indiana better understand issues resulting from flooded crops and give them information to help them recover.
The meeting will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Placid Christian Conference Center at 397 S. 200 E in the Blackford County community.