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Purdue Extension Drought Information

 Purdue Extension Drought Information


Purdue Extension has information about the drought and its effects 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

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Purdue gets grant to improve heat-stress tolerance of maize

Corn suffering from drought  

Purdue University scientists will receive $1.1 million to find ways to increase maize's tolerance to heat.

The work will be done through the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center to develop heat-tolerant maize for Asia with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
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 A very long, hot summer

As the drought in Indiana continues to worsen, it shows its effects in many ways – in the growth-stunted crops that line highways; in the low levels of lakes, rivers, streams and wells; in the crunchy, brown grass on lawns. Purdue Agricultural Communication photographer Tom Campbell ventured out to document some of the impact of the drought and extreme heat that is gripping Indiana.
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