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Anhydrous ammonia is available from hundreds of agricultural retailers for their farm clientele who use this fertilizer on their corn acreage. While driving through Indiana's farmland in late fall or spring, it is a comm  More...

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Farmers and g retailers are always looking for ways to get more bushels out of every acre. In recent years, Corn Belt farmers have begun using more micronutrients as part of their fertilizer programs to try to improve th  More...

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The US domestic supply of organic grains is falling short as demand increases. Organic farmers cite barriers that include a lack of understanding about buyers' preferences. This publication presents findings of a researc  More...
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Part 2 of a 3-part series on a 35-year drainage study at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center in Butlerville, Indiana. Dr. Eileen Kladivko discusses the effects of drainage on cover crop growth and the effectiveness  More...
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Subsurface "tile" drainage is an essential agricultural water management practice on naturally poorly drained soils. This publication presents a brief synopsis of key takeaways from a 35-year study at the Southeast Purdu  More...
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This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on a 35-year drainage study at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center in Butlerville, Indiana. Dr. Eileen Kladivko discusses cash crop establishment and yield as affected by drain spac  More...
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Part 3 of a 3-part series on a 35-year drainage study at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center in Butlerville, Indiana. Dr. Eileen Kladivko discusses drain spacing effects on the amount of water and nitrate-nitrogen l  More...
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John Calvin Allen, professionally known as J. C., worked as a photographer for Purdue University from 1909-1952, and operated his own photography business until his death in 1976. The J. C. Allen photographs represent a  More...

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This article explores the influence of economic, cultural, and religious factors on attitudes toward animal welfare in developing nations.  More...

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This bulletin is the first in a series on animal welfare assurance and audit programs. Three Purdue University researchers discuss the foundation of animal welfare, ways to assure livestock and poultry welfare, nation  More...

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This guide lists participating local food producers. The goal is to help customers contact, find, and support local food farms and businesses in their communities.

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Today, Purdue Extension delivers practical, research-based information that transforms lives and livelihoods. Tailored to the needs of Indiana, its current programs include Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health an  More...

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Today, Purdue Extension delivers practical, research-based information that transforms lives and livelihoods. Tailored to the needs of Indiana, its programs include: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health and Human  More...

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This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to two questions posed to farmers, about the need for government and/or farmers to take actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The questions were a part of  More...

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This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to five questions posed to farmers, about climate change and its causes. The questions were a part of a USDA-NIFA-supported survey, conducted in 2012, of 4,778 f  More...

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alternate text here Product Code: CSCAP-179-2012

This fact sheet describes how economic factors from climate change can influence farm management. This publication, part of the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project (CSCAP), is ava  More...

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This brief summarizes key results from a 2012 survey of 4,778 farmers in 11 Corn-belt states. Here, the focus is upon farmers' concerns about how climate change and variable weather might affect soil moisture and prec  More...

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This brief summarizes key results from a 2012 survey of 4,778 farmers in 11 Corn-belt states. Here, the focus is upon farmers' concerns about drought- and heat-related threats to their farm operations. This publicatio  More...

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This brief summarizes key results from a 2012 survey of 4,778 farmers in 11 Corn-belt states. Here, the focus is upon farmers' concerns about how climate change and variable weather might affect pests and disease and  More...

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This second atlas (Volume 2) provides additional results from a 2012 survey of 4,778 farmers in 11 Corn-belt states. Here, the focus is upon farmers' specific behaviors, beliefs about climate and weather, and the tool  More...

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A resource for farmers, teachers, and extension educators and agricultural advisors for understanding the benefits of building soil organic matter and how to build soil organic matter. This publication was written by  More...

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This report describes lessons learned from social science research and the experiences of a team of university extension and outreach educators. The research and educators were a part of two USDA-NIFA climate projects  More...

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Understand how climate change is impacting and will continue to impact the weather in the Corn Belt. Raymond Arritt's research encompasses mesoscale meteorology, regional climate, and aerobiology in the Departments of  More...

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To develop a plan of work that responds to Midwest specialty crop needs, twenty-five specialty crop leaders, research and extension faculty participated in a planning process using a concept mapping methodology. The r  More...

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This fact sheet describes how climate change is impacting plant diseases, pests, and weeds in corn-soybean systems in the Midwest. It can be used with a  More...

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This fact sheet describes how carbon dioxide affects climate and can be used with a companion  More...

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This fact sheet describes soil organic carbon and can be used with a companion video (availabl  More...

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This fact sheet describes field-scale water balance and can be used with a companion video (availa  More...

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This fact sheet describes using nitrogren sensing for precision application of nitrogen. It can be used with a  More...

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A resource for extension educators, agricultural advisors and others, for understanding regional perspectives of corn-soybean farmers about climate change. Delineated by watershed, this collection of tables and maps p  More...

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alternate text here Product Code: CSCAP-159-2014

This publication for farmers, farm advisors and agricultural teachers contains articles about some of the findings of a USDA-NIFA-funded project researching ways to make corn-soybean systems more resilient to the impa  More...

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This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to four questions posed to farmers, about the need for farm-level adaptation to increased weather variability. The questions were a part of a USDA-NIFA-supported  More...

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This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to four questions posed to farmers, about the need for institutional support for adaptation to increased weather variability. The questions were a part of a USDA  More...

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This fact sheet describes the benefits of no-tillage in a corn-soybean system and can be used with a  More...
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This fact sheet describes soil diversity and variability and can be used with a  More...

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This one-page publication is a great teaching resource about the nitrogen cycle and can be used with a  More...
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This one-page publication is a great teaching resource for cover crops and can be used with a companion video  More...
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This fact sheet describes some research findings about how farmer beliefs and perceptions about climate change influence on-farm decisions. It can be used with a <  More...
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This fact sheet describes greenhouse gases in agricultural systems and can be used with a  More...
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Over the past few years an increasing number of marine shrimp enterprises have started up in Indiana. These operations garner attention because of their lower capital costs, their variable scale of production, and shr  More...

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Purdue experts discuss what small farms need to consider about meat processing.

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This publication examines the ratings of towing devices, factors to consider before you pull out stuck equipment or vehicles, and when calling a professional wrecker service is warranted. Our goal is that equipment opera  More...

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Because answering customer questions is so important, this publication provides all agricultural retail employees with a foundation for answering commonly asked customer questions and points out pitfalls to watch for. Af  More...

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Greenhouse growers are often concerned about the costs of managing pests and pathogens. Proper greenhouse sanitation is a key component in reducing those costs and improving plant quality. This publication discusses gene  More...
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This publication discusses a number of measures you can take to reduce your over-the-road liabilities that may result from accidents involving trucks, tractors, and agricultural implements.

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This publication explains the benefits and problems associated with the various pesticide formulations. It also can be used to construct a planning or decision-making model for the proper selection of a formulation in a  More...

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In today's competitive atmosphere, the challenge for agricultural retailers is not simply to adapt to change, but to become exceptional retailers. This publication describes the things customers want from their retailers  More...

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This handy magnet provides a quick list of steps agricultural retailers should take when floods threaten their facilities. It is a companion piece to Purdue Extension publication PPP-87, Plan Today For Tomorrow's Flood:  More...

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This publication raises the awareness of how floodwaters pose risks to both agricultural retailers and their communities. It includes the lessons many retail managers learned from their flooding experiences, and helps re  More...

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High-density polyethylene tanks have been used successfully by growers and commercial pesticide application businesses for years. While the benefits of poly tank ownership are well established, the risk of tank failure i  More...

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Decisions about personal protective equipment (PPE) are challenging for pesticide users on farms and in gardens, pest control businesses, and greenhouses. This publication discusses the links between safety, attitude, an  More...

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This publication discusses certification requirements and programs for individuals who will be using restricted-use pesticides or applying general-use products in commercial situations.  More...

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This booklet fits into a shirt pocket so it can be carried to the field. Record information in the booklet, and then transfer it into your crop record keeping system. This publication is part of the Crop Production Recor  More...

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This publication describes the basics that small business owners should know about purchasing and maintaining their insurance.

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This publication provides you with the tools you need to increase your efficiency in hiring and retaining employees. We will discuss writing a detailed job description, provide a guide for developing an employment applic  More...

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Emergencies can happen when you least expect them and even to the farmer who is alert and cautious. Accidents may happen despite trying everything to prevent them. This publication explains how to respond and prepare for  More...

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Discusses what to do when there is a pesticide spill. Tells who you must call and who you may need to call. Gives phone numbers for these people. Provides a list of emergency people and gives room to put their phone nu  More...

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The employee bulletin board should be an official site where the employer communicates policies and procedures to employees. Maintenance of bulletin boards tends to become a "back burner" item when seemingly more impor  More...

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