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Extension expert: Check for soil, crop health before seeding forages

Forage producers should carefully scout their flood-damaged pastures and hay fields for signs of crop health to determine if reseeding is necessary, a Purdue Extension forage specialist says.

Hilton cattleGrazing wet fields could expose cattle to foot rot, pinkeye

Cattle grazing for prolonged periods in flooded or muddy pastures are at greater risk for foot rot and pinkeye, two bacterial infections that thrive in wet conditions, a Purdue Extension veterinary specialist says.

Monroe tomatoesPlanning can help save vegetable crops from floodwaters

Purdue Extension food safety specialist Scott Monroe has developed a five-point plan to help Indiana's vegetable growers keep their produce safe from floodwaters spilling over from rain-swollen rivers, streams and creeks.

Grain crop prospects continue to fade, Purdue experts say

Indiana’s flood-ravaged grain crops could still produce a modest yield, but the chances for recovery are becoming increasingly slim with more rain forecast for parts of the state over the next two weeks, Purdue Extension experts say.

Tours, networking highlight Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange

Dairy producers from Indiana and Kentucky will have an opportunity to tour some of the area’s most innovative dairy farms and discuss key industry trends at the Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange July 28-29 in southwest Indiana.

Purdue offers military vets opportunity to tour farm, learn about ag careers

Current and former military members interested in starting a farm or improving practices on an existing farm are invited to a breakfast workshop and tour of a veteran-owned farm as part of Purdue University’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher program.

Purdue flood website offers resources for rebuilding

Purdue University's Extension Disaster Education Network has compiled a number of informational resources on a new website to help agricultural producers and homeowners affected by this summer's destructive floods in Indiana.

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