Purdue Extension, in partnership with the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry, is sponsoring a free workshop to educate industry professionals on the equipment and methods of grain dust explosion prevention.
With rainy conditions expected to continue across parts of the Midwest for the next week, northern Indiana soybean farmers will have to race against the clock to get in an initial crop or replant their flood-damaged fields, a Purdue Extension specialist says.
Indiana's corn and soybean crops in a month of rain have gone from among the best to among the worst, with Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt now estimating that production could decline by $475 million.
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.
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.
Warm, wet conditions prime for algae