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Undesirable weather slows down hay production

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Spring weather has been less than favorable for harvesting hay, keeping many Indiana hay producers out of their fields, said Keith Johnson, Purdue Extension forage specialist. “There was a period in late May that was suitable for harvesting hay, but for whatever reason many producers did not get their hay cut,” […] Read the full story

Posted in Agriculture

Reviving American chestnuts may mitigate climate change

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University study shows that introducing a new hybrid of the American chestnut tree would not only bring back the all-but-extinct species, but also put a dent in the amount of carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere. Douglass Jacobs, an associate professor of forestry and natural resources, found that American chestnuts […] Read the full story

Posted in Agriculture, Science + Technology

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 September 2019