Hosted by Purdue Agriculture, Boiler Bridge is a statewide series of free, open-to-the-public events that help college-curious youth and parents learn more about all fields of study at Purdue University and showcase local Purdue Extension programs.
Greenhouse operators and horticulturists will have an opportunity to network with industry experts and Purdue Extension specialists during the 2016 Indiana Flower Growers Association Purdue Conference. The conference will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Beck Center, 4540 U.S. 52 W, West Lafayette.
Interest rates are low. The 10-year Treasury bond rate, which forecasters use as a benchmark, averaged 1.6 percent in August. That's the third lowest monthly rate in the past 20 years. The 30-year home mortgage rate averaged 3.4 percent in August. That's the fifth lowest rate in the past 20 years.
Many insects have names. These names fall into one of two groups: common names or scientific names. Names generally used by the public for specific insects are known as common names and sometimes vary from place to place.
Keep poinsettia in complete darkness for 15 hours each day - for example, between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. - for eight to 10 weeks until red bracts begin to show.
It seems that pumpkins often mature much earlier than we would like, and this year may be one of those times. Although the season got off to a slow start, the second half of summer was extremely warm and may have brought the pumpkins on in a hurry. And unfortunately, the dry weather that we experienced earlier might contribute to an early end for the pumpkin plants, unless you were able to irrigate on a regular basis.
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.