A new generation is addicted to nicotine warns Purdue nursing faculty

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose “It was actually my daughter who first brought vaping to my attention,” Deborah Spoerner, clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Sciences, said. “She came back home for a visit from college and said it seemed like everyone was vaping.” This was several…

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Purdue crop seminar to focus on hemp production

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension’s Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar on Dec. 19 will focus on Indiana hemp production, including regulations, growth, harvest, and marketing.

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Scalable ecology, farm-life balance, youth programming highlight 2020 Indiana Small Farm Conference

Monday, December 9th, 2019 University News Story

From strategies that can help strengthen Indiana farms to inspired ideas for agricultural audiences of various ages, the Purdue Extension Indiana Small Farm Conference connects producers across the state to expert information and to each other.

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A Corn Leaf with Tar Spot

New field crops pathologist hits the ground running

Friday, December 6th, 2019

By Chad Campbell “The hardest part for me,” said Darcy Telenko, “is being from a farm and knowing the impact. Knowing what it feels like when a farmer had a great crop, and a new disease emerges that impacts the final harvest and their bottom line. When talking about tar spot, I am honest with…

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Office of Indiana State Chemist announces 2020 dicamba restriction

Thursday, November 21st, 2019 University News Story

The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC), the pesticide regulatory agency for Indiana, recently announced an additional label restriction for users of the herbicide dicamba.

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Purdue offers multi-day course for food safety professionals

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University is hosting a three-day course for food safety professionals seeking to be certified as a preventive controls qualified individual and learn more about the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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New resources from Purdue Extension and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant support environmental planning at the local level

Monday, November 11th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Solutions work best when devised and implemented by the communities they will impact. This is the foundational principle for Purdue Extension and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant’s Sustainable Communities Extension planning efforts, which include Conservation through Community Leadership (CCL) and Tipping Point Planner. The programs aim to support communities to facilitate, implement and…

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Poor forage quality spurs concerns over malnutrition this winter

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 University News Story

A Purdue University Extension specialist is warning livestock owners that forage they harvested earlier this year likely has lower-than-usual nutritional quality. Without proper supplements, there could be serious consequences for their animals.

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Purdue hemp experts to speak at event

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University representatives will speak at the Hemp at the Crossroads Education and Trade Show in Indianapolis on Nov. 16-17. The Midwest Hemp Council is hosting the inaugural event for current and prospective hemp growers and others in the hemp i…

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Purdue receives first USDA grant to study organic hemp production

Monday, October 28th, 2019 University News Story

When the 2018 Farm Bill legalized production of hemp, the deluge of phone calls from potential growers to scientists and state administrators quickly made it clear how little information is available for those hoping to plant the crop.

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Indiana is one of the country’s top pumpkin growers. Also, another name for Jack o’ Lantern is Hinkypunk.

Friday, October 25th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Hinkypunks. Hobby lanterns. Fairy lights. Corpse candles. Fool’s fire. All of these whimsical names, which originated in Ireland, once referred to the other-worldly lights of evil spirits that would appear in the night above bogs and swamplands. Centuries before science would explain away these ethereal flares as the ignition of decomposing…

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Agricultural production one of Indiana’s most hazardous occupations

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944….

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Women in Agriculture award recipients recognized for commitment to agriculture

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 University News Story

Three Indiana women were honored for their dedication and contributions to the agriculture industry during Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch’s Celebration of Agriculture, held Aug. 15 at the Indiana State Fair. The recipients were selected by the Purdue …

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New publication series to focus on pond and wildlife management

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 University News Story

There are more than 40,000 private ponds and lakes in Indiana, many of which are used for fishing and other recreations. Across the United States, people own more than 180 million acres specifically for the purpose of hunting and fishing. Landowners wi…

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Purdue field day provides info on small-farm crops

Monday, August 19th, 2019 University News Story

According to attendees and organizers alike, this year’s Purdue Small Farm Education Field Day, which consisted of lectures and on-farm demonstrations, provided excellent guidance for small-scale growers.

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How Purdue Extension is helping Hoosiers respond to emergencies

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Purdue Extension has a long history of serving rural communities across Indiana and Extension’s newest initiative exemplifies this tradition. On Aug. 12, Extension will launch the Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (IN-PREP), a statewide program devoted to preparing rural Hoosier communities for emergencies and disaster relief. The initiative will focus on…

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Purdue Extension launches new emergency preparedness resource for rural communities

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension has launched the Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (IN-PREP), a statewide program devoted to preparing rural communities for emergencies and disaster relief. The initiative will focus on several different facets of disaster r…

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Crop report panel says, ‘We’re in uncharted territory’ in terms of yield and revenue projections for Indiana’s cash crops

Monday, August 12th, 2019 University News Story

‘This was not a normal year,’ said Greg Matli, Indiana state statistician for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service, regarding the 2019 USDA crop report. ‘Nothing like 2019 has happened in our his…

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2019 Hovde Award nominees sought

Monday, August 12th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension is accepting nominations for the 2019 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, which is given annually to a member of Purdue University’s faculty or staff who has displayed outstanding educational service to rural Indiana.

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Purdue panel responds to USDA’s August crop report and current agricultural economic climate

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 University News Story

Rain delayed planting followed by extreme heat and, of course, the ongoing issues surrounding Chinese tariffs will all be discussed at this year’s response to the USDA August Crop Report, held at the Indiana State Fair.

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