Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center (SEPAC)
Size and Topography
- Largest of the PACs, with 2,430 acres located six miles east of North Vernon in Jennings County
- A timber base of approximately 1,600 acres
- A variety of soil types but primarily silt loam soils common in southeastern Indiana—hard to manage, poorly drained, low organic matter
- Highly erosive soils with no-till farming practices used on most of the cropland
- 1,100-square-foot conference room for education and training
- Soil drainage and water quality stations
- Modern field machinery
- Pesticide-handling facility
- Equipment storage buildings
- Grain bins
- Crop sample dryers
- Walk-in cooler
- Annual hunting permits and public access for hikers, bird-watchers, mushroom hunters, etc.
- Public tours highlighting farming techniques and agriculture
- Purdue Extension Wildlife Specialist based at SEPAC
SEPAC hosts practical agronomic and forestry research concentrated in pest management, nutrient management, variety performance, precision farming, soil conservation, soil drainage, water quality, forest management, and wildlife management.
Researchers from the Departments of Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology, Entomology, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Forestry and Natural Resources conduct studies at SEPAC. Approximately 50 research projects involving more than 30 professors, graduate students, and technicians are ongoing at SEPAC at any one time.
Additional information, resource documents, and links related to:
Can-Am & Purdue University College of Agriculture Partnership
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