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Indiana summer weather outlook: Drought looming again

Indiana could be headed for another drought this summer, according to the Indiana State Climate Office. Some northern Indiana counties already are abnormally dry.

Kelley irrigationSpecialist: Late-planted crops could require early irrigation

Late-planted grain crops may be reaching a critical stage of development just as the weather is turning drier, possibly meaning farmers will have to irrigate earlier than normal, says Lyndon Kelley, irrigation specialist for the Purdue and Michigan State Extension services.

Whitford transportationIndiana transportation guide makes compliance easier for farmers

A new publication from Purdue Extension will help clarify the rules of the road for farmers.

Purdue, OSHA workshop to help prevent grain dust combustion, explosion

A Purdue Extension workshop will help farmers and those who work in grain handling facilities better understand how to prevent grain dust combustion and explosion.

Nematodes 1Purdue nematologist: Cool, wet spring may increase risk of needle nematodes

A cool, wet spring may put corn planted in sandy soils at greater risk of attack by the destructive needle nematode, Purdue Extension nematologist Jamal Faghihi says.

Mintert may graphicAg Barometer: Producer sentiment falls slightly in May

After a surge in economic sentiment in April, agricultural producers said they were slightly less optimistic in May, according to the latest survey results from the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.

Art of Aging exhibit seeks artworks from local artists

A Purdue University center is seeking original artworks from community members for this fall’s Art of Aging: Time Horizons and Optimal Aging. Preference will be given to works by those over the age of 55.

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