Indiana: Nearly 100 Farm Families Receive Century Farming Award

🕔Aug 14, 2019Today at the Indiana State Fair, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 96 farming families with the Hoosier Homestead Award, setting a […]

Indiana: Crops Field Day, West Lafayette, Sept. 5

🕔Aug 7, 2019Farmers have spent much of 2019 dealing with the challenges that come with an unprecedented wet spring, navigating fluctuating markets, learning about new production alternatives, and adapting to new technologies. […]

Corn Maze Celebrates Purdue University’s 150th Anniversary

🕔Aug 7, 2019Exploration Acres, Northwest Indiana’s largest corn maze and pumpkin patch, has created an 18-acre corn maze commemorating Purdue University’s “150 Years of Giant Leaps.” The maze, located near Lafayette, will […]

Indiana: Weed Control Issues On Prevented Planting Fields

🕔Jul 24, 2019We have been getting lots of inquiries lately about fields that didn’t get planted to a corn or soybean crop, and have lots of weeds growing in them.  With the […]

Michigan, Indiana: Wet Year Irrigation Decisions

🕔Jul 10, 2019At some point in time, precipitation falls short of crop needs and the crop starts to deplete the soil moisture reserve signaling the start of irrigation season. A huge variation […]

Indiana Corn: “Rootless” or “Floppy” Corn Syndrome

🕔Jul 2, 2019Excessive drying of the upper soil profile is conducive for the development of what some of us affectionately call the “rootless corn” or “floppy corn” syndrome. The problem illustrates a […]

Indiana Industrial Hemp: Sunstrand Looking for Growers; Field Day July 17

🕔Jun 30, 2019It has been a difficult spring for farmers across the state, including those that are growing hemp for the first time. Many of our farmers are focusing on hemp for […]

Indiana Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight – Things to Consider When Harvesting

🕔Jun 28, 2019Wheat harvest has begun in Southern Indiana. Fusarium head blight (FHB) or scab is one of the most important diseases of wheat and most challenging to prevent. In addition, FHB […]

Indiana Corn: Effects of Flooding, Ponding Prior to Tasseling

🕔Jun 24, 2019The consequences of flooding, ponding, and saturated soils on young corn depend heavily on the duration of the stress and temperatures. Intense rainfall events (technically referred to as “toad stranglers” […]

Indiana Corn: Yellow Tops and Twisted Whorls

🕔Jun 21, 2019The curious phenomenon often referred to as the “twisted whorl syndrome” is beginning to show up in some fields in recent days. This “problem” often occurs when young corn shifts […]

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