Outreach news

Workshop to help fruit crop growers prepare after harsh winter

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 offers best time to prepare farm machinery for planting

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.

Clear a path for irrigation systems, Purdue expert advises

Farmers using center pivot irrigation should pay special attention this year to make sure the system has plenty of clearance, says Lyndon Kelley, a Purdue and Michigan State Extension specialist.

National AgrAbility training workshop set in New York state

The 2015 AgrAbility National Training Workshop will cover issues of disability in the agricultural industry and include tours of area farms and other attractions.

Purdue Extension 2014 Midwest vegetable trials report released

Purdue Extension has released the 2014 Midwest vegetable trial publication that contains 30 reports from seven land-grant universities on the performance of vegetable varieties and production practices.

Seeding trial results show corn plants per acre continue to grow in Indiana

Indiana corn farmers could raise a record number of plants per acre in 2015, mostly due to new seeding technology and hardier hybrids, Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen says.

Crop seminar focuses on grain storage, management

With on-farm stocks of corn and soybeans up significantly following last year’s record yields, organizers of the upcoming Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar decided to focus this year’s program on grain storage and management issues.

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