Crops
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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Purdue University faculty and staff who developed the crop-saving bags that have improved food security for millions in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as the livelihoods of impoverished farm families are the 2016 recipients of the College of Agriculture's TEAM award.
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Plant science isn't just growing plants! There are enormous problems facing an increasingly complicated world. Check out "Plant Sciences: The Green Machine (High School)" to learn about the incredible diversity in the field of plant science.
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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.

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