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A Purdue University biochemistry professor has received a $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to conduct mint research. Natalia Dudareva, distinguished professor of biochemistry, is part of a research team led by Michigan State University that received a $5.1 million NSF grant.
This year's record rainfall across parts of the Midwest could make it more difficult for grain producers to determine a late-season irrigation strategy, a Purdue and Michigan State Extension irrigation specialist says.
Following excessive moisture this past spring, this sugar maple tree declined rapidly during hot and
Homeowners and landowners need to keep an eye on trees that may be dying from weather-related stress, Purdue University tree experts say. Symptoms recently noted on mature oak, tulip and maple trees in Indiana include leaf scorch - the browning of leaves - branch dieback and premature defoliation.
A new Purdue Extension publication offers farmers a basic introduction and step-by-step instructions for using cover crops in a corn-soybean rotation.