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Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn more about nutrient management, soil and water conservation, pest control and a variety of other topics at the 2016 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference.
The 2016 Compendium of Herbicide Adjuvants is available from Purdue Extension through Purdue's The Education Store. Now in its 13th edition, the publication lists 779 products from 38 companies. Each listing contains the product name, principal functioning agents, use rates, special comments and name of the manufacturer or distributor.
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The Indiana General Assembly revised the farmland assessment formula during its 2016 session. Let's figure out what that might do to farmland assessments and property taxes.
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Farmers should regularly inspect their combines' machinery, fuel lines and electrical systems during harvest season to prevent fires, a Purdue Extension safety specialist says.
With experts forecasting near-record corn and soybean harvests for Indiana, a Purdue Extension grain handling specialist is advising producers to make sure their crops are adequately dried for storage.
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Sinkholes can have an adverse effect to our water quality. In this video, Purdue biologists interview a local cave expert and a local conservationist about how sinkholes are connected to our rivers, streams, and water supplies and how we can help protect them.
Farmers should be on the lookout for roots and sediment clogging their tile drains this year, a Purdue University soil physics specialist advises. Reports of roots clogging tile drains increased dramatically in early 2016 and investigations are underway to determine why, said Eileen Kladivko, professor of agronomy at Purdue.

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