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.
A mosaic of freshwater mussels from the Tippecanoe River. (Indiana Department of Natural Resources/B
A new Purdue University Extension website explains how the public can help protect the rich diversity of mussel species of Indiana's Tippecanoe River.
Capital Comments - Indiana Reforms Its Local Income Taxes
It started in 1973, when Governor Bowen pushed his property tax relief package through the Indiana General Assembly. Counties could adopt the county adjusted gross income tax (CAGIT) if they wanted more property tax relief than the new state program delivered.
Pyractomena angulata Illustration by Arwin Provonsha
Indiana warm summer nights that follow the summer solstice - the shortest night of the year and the official beginning of summer - mean its prime time for aerial displays of luminescent insects. These insects are beetles that are classified scientifically in the insect family Lampyridae.
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.
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