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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 Jane Frankenberger (author of Drinking Water Quality Reports: Your Right to Know and Water Conservation in the Home).

Water Quality and Quantity Issues for Turfgrasses in Urban Landscapes

In this hardcover, 314-page book, scientists have documented an array of benefits to the environment and to humans resulting from turfgrass plants. Water management is a key component of healthy turfgrass, and it directl...


Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation: Challenges and Opportunities for Agriculture

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....


Environmental and Management Injury in Hardwood Tree Plantations

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, f...


Tree Installation: Process and Practices

A helpful how-to guide on choosing, planting and maintaining trees. Includes a 12-step planting process, Indiana native tree and utility-friendly tree charts, Midwest Hardiness Zones and Tree Planting Detail graphics and...


Diseases of Soybean: Charcoal Rot

Charcoal rot, also called summer wilt or dry weather wilt, is a widely distributed disease of soybean, particularly when plants are under heat and drought stresses. This publication examines the symptoms and disease cycl...


Commercial Greenhouse and Nursery Production: Drought-tolerant Plants

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 describe...


Why Is My Tree Dying?

This publication explains how trees can be injured and die from damage suffered during construction projects....


Cob Rot Damaged Corn

This one-page publication entitled, "Cob Rot Damaged Corn" discusses one of the reasons why grain inspectors dock prices paid on corn. Cob rot is on the rise and is caused by diplodia ear rot. As a result of diplodia...


Weather Stress in the Corn Crop

This publication discusses moisture stress, stress during various corn growth stages, and suggestions pertaining to weather stress....


Saving Energy in Your Home: Heating and Cooling

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 hom...


Aflatoxins and Other Mycotoxins

This publication discusses the cause and detection of fungi causing aflatoxins, utilization of aflatoxin contaminated corn, and the distribution and severity of other mycotoxins. ...


Diseases of Corn: Aspergillus Ear Rot

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...


Mycotoxins and Mycotoxin Test Kits

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. ...


Considerations for Stretching Forage Supplies

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 o...


Food Safety for Outdoor Picnics

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 fo...


Pasture Assessment for Water Resource Protection

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 organ...


Keeping Food Safe During Emergencies

Discusses how to handle foods before, during, and after emergencies to keep them safe and to avoid food poisoning....


Climate Change: Are you preparing for it?

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 environme...


Utilizing Drought-Damaged Corn

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, ...


Irrigation Practices for Homelawns

This publication discusses several irrigation practices for homelawns such as frequency of watering, time of day to water, and rate of application....


Energy Investigators Facilitator's Guide

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...


Minimizing the Prussic Acid Poisoning Hazard in Forages

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 treat...


Energy Investigators Student Handbook

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 ...


Saving Energy in Your Home: Air Leaks

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....


Saving Energy in Your Home: Insulation

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....


Family Finances

If a sudden reduction in income strikes your farm family, there are a number of steps you can take to minimize the hardship. This fact sheet provides some suggestions for helping you direct your financial affairs and ma...


Income Enhancement Strategies for Farmers

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 ...


Strategies for Dealing with Agricultural Lenders

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 dea...


Managing in Times of Financial Stress

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. ...


Measuring and Analyzing Farm Financial Performance

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®...


Taking Control of Farm Family Living Expenses

This publication can help you sharpen your managerial skills and take control of family living expenses. It also includes worksheets to help you record your own information. Be sure to make copies of the worksheets befor...


When Your Income Drops: Don't Panic - Take Control

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....


When Your Income Drops: Control Stress

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 t...


When Your Income Drops: Take Stock of Family Resources

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 f...


When Your Income Drops: Plan to Pay Creditors and Protect Family Welfare

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 conta...


Drinking Water Quality Reports: Your Right to Know

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,...


Water Conservation in the Home

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 r...