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Drought-Related Publications in The Education Store

Drought in the Midwest is stressing people, crops, and gardens. Below is a collection of publications in the Store that may help you cope. For more information on the effects of the drought on Indiana crops, check out the IN Drought page for Purdue Extension where you'll find the Indiana Drought Monitor, videos, and more.

Here's a video featuring Lindsey Purcell (Why Is My Tree Dying author) on the effects of drought in trees.

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Choosing and planting a tree should be a well-informed and planned decision. Proper selection and planting of urban trees can provide years of enjoyment for you and future generations as well as increased property value, improved environmental quality, and economic benefits. On the other hand, an inappropriate tree ...

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Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are of increasing concern because of their potential role in promoting rapid and undesirable change in climate. Agriculture ironically serves as both a source and a sink for this increase in GHGs. This 120-page report analyzes agriculture's complex, pivotal role in this vitally important issue b...
alternate text here Product Code: FNR-217
Herbicides applied for weed control can damage and even kill hardwood trees. This publication discusses recovery of loss from herbicide injury, soil compaction, frost damage, frost cracks, dieback, sunscald, ice, salt, flood, lightning, wind pruning injury, tractor blight, tree-fall injury, drought, and unexplained see...
alternate text here Product Code: HO-252-W
Some locations - whether several square miles or a few square feet - are more prone to drought than others. For such locations, it is important to select plants that can tolerate dry conditions. This publication describes characteristics that make trees tolerant to drought, and lists drought-resistant trees, shrubs, an...
alternate text here Product Code: FNR-FAQ-11-W
This publication explains how trees can be injured and die from damage suffered during construction projects.

Urban Forestry, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources

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This publication discusses moisture stress, stress during various corn growth stages, and suggestions pertaining to weather stress....
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Consumers can save money and energy usage by following the tips provided through publications in the ConservationWise series. This publication addresses how to reduce energy loss in heating and cooling systems in the home....
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The fungus Aspergillus flavus causes Aspergillus ear rot, one of the most important diseases in corn. The fungus produces a mycotoxin, - known as aflatoxin, - inside the diseased corn kernels. This bulletin describes how to identify the disease, its danger to livestock, mycotoxin testing, how to minimize losses and han...
alternate text here Product Code: BP-47-W
This publication discusses mycotoxins, aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone fumonisin, sampling, and mycotoxin analysis kits. Illustrations are provided showing a neogen test kit and vicam test kit. ...
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This two-page publication entitled, "Considerations for STRETCHING Forage Supplies" discusses the dismal season for forage producers and how they can reduce problems caused by the weather. Keeping track of inventory of forage and knowing whether the pasture is short of abudant are two helpful hints given. In all, ...
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Softball games, a day at the beach, late night barbecues and all day picnics - that's what summertime is all about. Don't let food poisoning spoil the fun. Be prepared! This publication provides some tips to help keep food safe for outdoor picnics....
alternate text here Product Code: WQ-39-W
Using the Quick Check and the Action Plan included in this publication can help determine, and prevent, high risks for possible water contamination associated with pastured animal production. It also includes local organizations for additional help. Topics covered include well protection, grazing management, forage man...
alternate text here Product Code: FNR-425-W
Elected officials, planners, and policymakers face many issues concerning the environment, the economy, the safety, and well-being of people they serve. Climate change may affect all of these, starting with the environment. This seven-page PDF should help regional policymakers understand potential environmental changes...
alternate text here Product Code: NCH-58-W
This publication discusses identification of drought stress and its effect on corn growth and yield, possible revenue sources if you are affected by drought, utilizing drought-stressed corn, switching to another crop, and reducing the risk of drought stress. Tables are included listing the effects of drought on cor...
alternate text here Product Code: AY-7-W
This publication discusses several irrigation practices for homelawns such as frequency of watering, time of day to water, and rate of application....
alternate text here Product Code: 4-H-1015-W
Energy Investigators is a curriculum developed to help middle-school youth learn about energy conservation and alternative methods of energy generation. This faciliator's guide, which was designed for use with the Energy Investigators Student Handbook (4-H-1014-W), includes information about the five hands-on activitie...
alternate text here Product Code: AY-196-W
A publication which discusses the prussic acid poisoning hazard in forages, the signs of prussic acid poisoning, factors affecting prussic acid content in plants, safe feeding of potentially hazardous forages and treatment for prussic acid poisoning....
alternate text here Product Code: 4-H-1014-W
Energy Investigators is a curriculum developed to help middle-school youth learn about energy conservation and alternative methods of energy generation. This 16-page, two-color guide includes five hands-on activities to help youth understand how electricity is generated and used, and why it is important to conserve ene...
alternate text here Product Code: ID-435-W
Consumers can save money and energy usage by following the tips provided through publications in the ConservationWise series. This publication addresses how to reduce energy loss by reducing air leaks in the home....
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Consumers can save money and energy usage by following the tips provided through publications in the ConservationWise series. This publication addresses how to reduce energy loss by using proper insulation in the home....
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As farmers, you know that cost reduction is clearly the place to begin when developing survival strategies if you are facing serious financial difficulties. However, another effective survival strategy is enhancing your income. This fact sheet discusses some strategies you might be able to use to enhance revenue....
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Many factors contribute to financial stress for small business owners, and farming is no exception. Dealing with lenders at such times can be an additional stress--or a way of relieving it. Here are 10 strategies for dealing with agricultural lenders. ...
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Midwest farmers learned a lot during the 1970s-80s financial crises in agriculture about how to manage financial stress. This fact sheet reviews how to manage income, cash flow, liabilities and assets. ...
alternate text here Product Code: EC-712-W
The 40-page publication helps you measure the financial position of your farm business and analyze how changes may improve performance. A value-added feature is that it also includes a downloadable copy of an Excel® spreadsheet containing the five Worksheets discussed in the publication that will aid you in doing ...
alternate text here Product Code: CFS-704-1-W
An abrupt reduction of income can be traumatic to any family. This publication suggests a number of steps to maintain financial control. It also lists facts and tips to remain calm during a difficult financial situation....
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Losing your job or suffering from a financial setback can be very stressful for you and your family. This publication offers advice on managing your well-being, monitoring stress, and knowing when to get help and where to find help when going through a stressful financial situation....
alternate text here Product Code: CFS-704-3-W
If you are facing a financial setback it is important to know where you are financially so you can adjust your spending to fit your situation. This publication provides worksheets that help calculate your net worth and family resources....
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This publication focuses on dealing with creditors when you are suffering from a financial setback. The publication covers which creditor should be paid first and which bills should be paid first. It also discusses contacting creditors, debt consolidation and filing for bankruptcy....
alternate text here Product Code: WQ-33-W
This publication provides information for interpreting the drinking water quality report that customers of a public water system receive each year. It also covers types of contamination that can occur, treatment options, and how to protect or improve your water quality....
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Oftentimes we overlook ways to conserve water in and around the home; however, it is important to try to conserve water as much as possible. This publication provides practical water-saving techniques for the home, and reasons why water conservation is vital....

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