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When should you get the new COVID-19 booster and flu shot?—new article available for free republishing via The Conversation

An article on the timing of the new COVID-19 booster shot and the flu shot by Libby Richards, associate professor of nursing in Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences, is available on The Conversation. The article is available to be republished for free, online or in print, under a Creative Commons license.

Livestock producers invited to Purdue Fencing School

Livestock producers are invited to learn about the latest fencing techniques at the Purdue Fencing School. Topics to be covered include basic fence construction and design, including permanent fencing types, brace construction, fence installation,

ag-barometer822Farmer sentiment improves, but farmers still concerned about rising costs and inflation

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer farmer sentiment index rose 14 points in August to a reading of 117. The rise in the overall measure of agricultural producer sentiment was driven by increases in both the Index of Current Conditions, which rose 9 points to 118, and the Index of Future Expectations, which climbed 16 points to 116. The Ag Economy Barometer is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. This month’s survey was conducted Aug. 15-19, after The U.S. Department of Agriculture released both the August Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reports.

leaf-cutterNew website places gardening solutions at users’ fingertips, regardless of thumb color

Purdue Extension’s latest mobile website, can help gardeners make sure they’re never again caught with their plants down.

ejeta-fieldPurdue agriculture experts provide insights into global food and economic security crises

With the war in Ukraine entering its seventh month and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic still being experienced, growing challenges threaten the world’s economic and food security.

ISA Hoosier Sheep Symposium open for registration

Purdue Agriculture’s Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program is sponsoring, in part, the Indiana Sheep Association’s annual symposium Sept. 17 at Shipshewana Auction Restaurant at 345 Van Buren St. The program features sheep professionals, educational sessions for producers and others in the state’s sheep industry.

spotted-lanternflyInvasive spotted lanternfly now in northern Indiana

Seen in July in Indiana’s Huntington County, the invasive spotted lanternfly has officially migrated to northern Indiana, just one year after its initial sighting in Switzerland County.

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