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Drought Video Archive

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 2012 Drought Information Video Archive

 
 
Purdue Extension & EDEN - IN Drought. Drought related information & resources 

 

As drought conditions worsen in Indiana, Purdue Extension has information for agricultural producers, and for homeowners and community leaders.

Purdue Extensions will continue to monitor the drought and update resources daily. If you have questions that are not answered here, contact your Purdue Extension county office. Please call (during normal business hours): 1-888-EXT-INFO (398-4636). Ask for Purdue Extension in your county. Or email extension@purdue.edu.

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Helping Farmers Cope with Drought Related Stress Stories

Helping Farmers Cope with Drought Related Stress

Farming is stressful enough in a normal year, but add a months-long drought and many producers could be vulnerable to mental and behavioral health problems, says Roberta Schweitzer, a mental health expert and former Purdue University assistant professor of nursing. She urged farmers to get help dealing with their stress if they feel helpless and hopeless. 

Aaron Patton - Purdue Extension Turf Grass Specialist

Recovery of your Lawn after a Stressful Summer

Purdue Extension turf grass specialist Aaron Patton discusses recovering lawns after extended drought.

Spider Mites in Droughty Soybeans

Spider Mites in Droughty Soybeans

Dr. Christian Krupke, Purdue Extension Field Crops Entomologist, visits a droughty soybean field in west central Indiana that is showing symptoms of spider mite feeding/damage along the field edge. Correct identification and scouting for spider mites is important, as other stress factors can cause discoloration of soybean foliage. Management options such as spot treatments, understanding the influences of rain, and pesticide choices if treatment is deemed necessary.

Jane Frankenburger - Drought and the Water Supply

Drought and the Water Supply

Jane Frankenburger, Purdue Extension's water specialist, talks about the impact that drought has on our water supply. 

Trees in Times of Drought

Trees in Times of Drought

Despite having deeper, moisture-reaching roots than agricultural crops, trees are not immune to this summer's persistent drought. Purdue urban forestry specialist Lindsey Purcell discusses the state of Indiana's drought-stressed trees, and offers tips on what homeowners can do to help protect trees now and in the future.

Your lawn in times of drought

Your Lawn in Times of Drought

Purdue University turf grass specialist Aaron Patton discusses topics important to homeowners with drought stressed lawns, including whether they should regularly water their dry lawns during a drought or essentially leave them alone, weed control, and how to help your stressed lawn return to health next season.

Drought Press Conference: Purdue Agriculture

Drought Press Conference: Purdue Agriculture

Purdue Extension hosted a news conference on July 5 on the drought. Corn specialist Bob Nielson reported on the condition of the Indiana corn crop during its critical period of pollination, and agricultural economist Chris Hurt gave yield projections for corn and soybeans and report on the drought's potential economic impact. The news conference was led by James Mintert, assistant director of Extension, Purdue University.

In Times of Drought

In Times of Drought

Gardeners have a battle on their hands to keep plants healthy when extremely high temperatures are accompanied by a lack of rain. Rosie Lerner, Horticulture Specialist for Purdue Extension offers some timely information on keeping your plants alive in these harsh conditions.