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Honeybee health, production focus of new Web site

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University and other land-grant universities have developed a Web site that focuses on honeybee production and health. The site was developed for beekeepers and other producers to help them stay current on industry issues and trends. It is located at http://www.extension.org/bee%20health. “Purdue is one of many land-grant universities helping bee […] Read the full story

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American Simmental Cattle Conference to be at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Beef researchers from several universities and industry experts will come together at Purdue University’s Beck Agricultural Center for the American Simmental Cattle Conference on Aug. 28 and 29. Both purebred and commercial producers from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin are expected to be in attendance, said Matt Claeys, […] Read the full story

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Pork handbook offers new resources to swine producers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The 2009 Pork Industry Handbook will soon be on sale through Purdue Extension — The Education Store. The handbook, in its third edition, is a cooperative effort of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, Pork Checkoff and the U.S. Pork Center for Excellence. It has new content, including industry statistics and […] Read the full story

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Indiana farmland values and cash rents down slightly

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana farmland values dropped slightly but held their own in a tumbling economy, according to the 2009 Indiana Farmland Values and Cash Rents Survey completed by Purdue University. The survey, conducted each June by the agricultural economics department, reports that the value of top-quality farmland in Indiana declined 0.2 percent from […] Read the full story

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Vegetable growers: Late blight confirmed in Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed late blight infecting tomatoes in several Indiana counties, including Tippecanoe, Vermillion and Bartholomew. “Both home growers and commercial growers of tomatoes should be vigilant and scout,” said Dan Egel, Purdue Extension plant pathologist. “Indiana is second in the nation in growing […] Read the full story

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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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