Crops
Sorghum
Purdue University has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel.
Marestail
The Purdue Weed Science team is hosting an educational field day for farmers, agricultural industry professionals, consultants and others who apply herbicides. Purdue Weed Day will be held July 2 at the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center, 8343 U.S. 231 S., Lafayette.
Jianxin Ma
Purdue University researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich the crop's genetic diversity and boost the nutritional value of soybeans.
Hay bale in field
With parts of the Midwest experiencing wetter-than-normal weather conditions, a Purdue Extension forage specialist is urging farmers to make sure their hay is adequately dried before baling and storage to reduce the risk of barn fires.