News Section | Agriculture

Crop yield estimates to highlight annual state fair report

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A slow start to spring planting led to a mad dash by farmers to finish in June, followed by cool and wet weather that hampered crop development. Those wild fluctuations in the 2009 crop season will provide the backdrop for fall crop yield projections that will be presented Aug. 12 at […] Read the full story

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Fertilizing tiled fields with manure not any worse for nearby water

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Applying manure to a tiled field doesn’t have a negative effect on nearby water – in terms of carbon – when compared to other fertilizer systems, according to a Purdue University study. Using six years of drainage data, Ron Turco and Sylvie Brouder, both professors of agronomy, found that the use […] Read the full story

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Wheat harvest producing good yields, says Purdue agronomist

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana wheat yields this summer are running about good to average with less than one-fourth of the crop left to be harvested, said a Purdue University agronomist. To date, the central and southern regions of the state have 91 percent to 95 percent of wheat acres harvested, with the northern region […] Read the full story

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Corn growers: Tips to decide if a fungicide application is warranted

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Now is the time of year when corn growers need to decide if a fungicide should be applied, and a Purdue University expert has a few guidelines to help in the decision-making process. “Deciding whether to apply a fungicide is not a straightforward question,” said Kiersten Wise, Purdue Extension field crops […] Read the full story

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Western bean cutworm season beginning in Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Crop producers should start scouting for signs of western bean cutworms this week, according to a Purdue University Extension specialist, after the first signs of the corn pest were recently found in northwestern Indiana. “Typically at the end of June we start catching our first moths, and that’s what’s happened this […] Read the full story

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