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Cain floodHomeowners: Make sure house is dried out before repairing

Homeowners wanting to repair their flood-damaged home should wait until the wood and other materials dry out enough so they don't cause more problems later, such as with mold, a Purdue Extension disaster education specialist says.

Combustible dust workshop includes entrapment session

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.

Casteel soy floodFarmers face crunch time to replant flooded soybean fields

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.

Purdue’s Garimella attends D.C. event for Brazil’s president

Suresh Garimella, Purdue’s executive vice president for research and partnerships, represented the university during an event in Washington, D.C., at the invitation of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Nominations sought for 2015 Hovde Award of Excellence

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.

Hurt: Indiana crop losses now potentially up to $475 million

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.

Cover crops could help save soil in flooded fields, experts say

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.

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