Indiana set a record for rainfall in the month of June, with a state average of 9.03 inches, the Indiana State Climate Office said Wednesday (July 1). June also was the fourth-wettest of any month on record since 1895.
Purdue Extension is accepting nominations for the 2015 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, given to a Purdue University faculty or staff member who has contributed to the improvement of rural Indiana.
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.
Nostoc algae on gravel
Warm, wet conditions prime for algae
Young corn in flooded field
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.
Planting cover crops could help preserve healthy soil in fields that have been left empty this year because of flooding, according to a new article by Purdue agronomist Eileen Kladivko and Barry Fisher, Indiana state soil health specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Lettuce grown with LEDs
A Purdue University study shows that targeting plants with red and blue LEDs provides energy-efficient lighting in contained environments, a finding that could advance the development of crop-growth modules for space exploration.
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