Torrential rains and resulting flooding have destroyed as much as 5 percent of Indiana's corn and soybean crops and potentially have caused about $300 million in crop damage since the beginning of June, Purdue Extension economist Chris Hurt said Friday, June 26th.
While assessing potential crop damage from recent torrential rains and flooding in parts of the Midwest will take time, farmers should be prepared for possible losses, Purdue Extension experts say.
Property managers will learn about the latest advances in turf and landscape maintenance at the 70th Purdue Turf and Landscape Field Day on July 14.
During the morning session, Purdue experts will lead tours of the W.H. Daniel Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center, located at 1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette.
Farmers who spot giant ragweed in their fields should apply a post-emergent herbicide before the infestation becomes unmanageable, even if no other weeds have appeared, two Purdue University plant scientists advise