Indiana likely will be mild and dry early this winter and then return to more normal weather later in the season, the Indiana State Climate Office says.
Current flood models do not account for cities' impact on local rainfall patterns, an oversight that could lead to significantly underestimating the severity and frequency of floods in urban areas, a Purdue study finds.
Purdue University projects improving usability of climate information for Midwest agriculture and taking regional approaches to economic development in rural Indiana have earned National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Awards.
Indiana's soybean harvest was proceeding ahead of schedule with few complications, wrapping up an eventful growing season that began with record rains and flooding but which appears to be ending with near-normal yields and drier-than-normal conditions, a Purdue Extension soybean specialist says.
Indiana's soybean crop has apparently recovered enough to produce near-normal statewide yields following this year's record rains and flooding, and the corn crop appears to be healthier than expected in some parts of the state, Purdue Extension economist Chris Hurt says.
A Purdue University-led survey of nearly 700 scientists from nonclimate disciplines shows that more than 90 percent believe that average global temperatures are higher than pre-1800s levels and that human activity has significantly contributed to the rise.
After this year's record rainfall and flooding across parts of the Midwest, farmers should scout their fields carefully and be aware of any conditions that could damage crops during harvest, a Purdue Extension grain storage expert advises.