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Spensa and Spectrum Seed to provide near real-time pest data to corn growers in the Midwest

Spensa Technologies Inc., a precision agriculture technology company, and Spectrum Seed, a premium, non-GMO seed company, announced a partnership Tuesday (March 28) that allows corn growers in the Midwest the ability to collect important pest population data for insects such as corn earworm, western bean cutworm, and European corn borer in near real-time, powered by Spensa’s Z-Trap Network.


Gazo lumberNew automation revolutionizes 120-year-old lumber grading process

The hardwood industry adds $17 billion to Indiana’s economy. Since 1898, the hardwood lumber industry has relied on the human eye to detect knots and other imperfections as a way of determining the quality of lumber. Despite some inefficiencies, this form of grading persisted because experts were unable to replicate the process with automation.


New video gives lessons on selecting premium hardwoods for veneer industry

As part of a new educational video project, Purdue Extension offers essential tips on how to select veneer trees and logs that demand a premium.


Extension specialists advise monitoring plants in colder weather

Purdue Extension specialists were carefully watching a late-winter cold front that was forecast to bring below-freezing temperatures to much of Indiana, but said it was too early to determine how much risk the potentially frigid weather would pose to the state’s fruit crops and ornamental plants.


Purdue Extension forage experts to present live demo during Pasture Walk

Livestock producers are invited to join Purdue Extension forage experts for Pasture Walk 2017, which will include demonstrations of the differences between healthy and unhealthy pastures.


Agricultural producer sentiment falls from January peak

Agricultural producer sentiment fell in February after three straight months of gains, according to the latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.


Smith exhibitPurdue University partnering with Indiana State Museum to present exhibition exploring science behind natural disasters

Purdue University is partnering with the Indiana State Museum to support a traveling exhibition that explores the science behind natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes and tsunamis.


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