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Disaster specialist: After flooding, let materials dry before starting house repairs

As floodwaters started to recede in some areas of St. Joseph’s County and elsewhere in northern Indiana, a Purdue University disaster education specialist cautioned residents returning to their homes about another potential threat to their health and property - mold.

Check trees now for Asian longhorned beetle

Indiana residents are being urged to spend a few minutes checking trees in their yards and neighborhoods for signs of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), an invasive and potentially highly destructive pest.

USDA August Crop Production report forecasts bumper grain crops

After sluggish harvests last year, Indiana farmers could produce record or near-record grain crops this year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Friday (Aug. 12).

Purdue prof: It's all about attitude for students starting new school year

Making sure a child's return to school is met with joy instead of groans and rolling eyes is an important factor for improving student achievement from kindergarten through high school.

Purdue Extension panel to analyze August Crop Production report

A Purdue Extension panel of crop and agribusiness specialists will analyze the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s August Crop Production report during a special program Friday (Aug. 12), from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT, in the ballroom of the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Hill tickBit by a tick? Next steps and species to know

As you savor the great outdoors this summer, protecting yourself from ticks doesn't just spare you an irksome bite - it might also help you dodge a serious health problem, says Purdue University medical entomologist Catherine Hill.

Purdue survey: Indiana farmland values continue to fall

Indiana farmland values have continued their downward trend of last year, with average declines of 8.2 to 8.7 percent depending on land quality, according to the 2016 Purdue Farmland Value Survey. Declines of this size have not been seen since the mid-1980s.

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