With planting season approaching, farmers planning to grow forage should keep in mind six major considerations that could determine the success of their crop, a Purdue Extension specialist says.
The Useful to Usable climate initiative based at Purdue University has added an online tool enabling farmers and agricultural advisers to better assess how climate patterns in other parts of the world can influence local conditions and corn yields across the Corn Belt.
Consumers can expect to pay less for their bacon this year with pork prices forecast to be down 23 cents per pound, Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says.
As spring break approaches, instead of looking for the perfect beach, many parents and teens begin seeking out the perfect college.
Purdue Extension is teaming up with the soil and water conservation districts of LaPorte and Porter counties and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service to host a Cover Crops Field Day in Westville.
Commercial fruit growers will meet March 10 in Martinsville to learn how the harsh winter of recent weeks might affect their crops this growing season.
Early spring is the optimal time to test and prepare farm equipment and make necessary repairs for a smooth planting season, a Purdue University agricultural machinery specialist says.