Indiana's winter wheat, forage and fruit crops apparently survived the unusually cold weather earlier this month with little or no severe damage.
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To ensure the safest, most efficient planting season possible, tuning up farm machinery can be as important as scouting for weeds, tilling the soil or other spring field operations, a Purdue Extension specialist says.
Producers who haven't yet terminated their cover crops should now wait for warmer weather before applying herbicide, a Purdue Extension weed scientist says
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After an unusually mild winter and with temperatures remaining above normal so far this spring, stored grain could be more susceptible to mold and spoilage from insects, a Purdue Extension grain storage specialist writes in a new article.
A new Purdue Extension series of online publications enables farmers to peruse expert-reviewed information on cover crops straight from their smartphones.
photo of a wheat plant stem, showing freeze damage
Unseasonably cold weather is likely to persist across much of Indiana over the next several days, posing the risk of freeze damage to wheat, forage and fruit crops.

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