pesticides

This year’s legislative session went by quickly. If you haven’t been paying attention to energy and environment issues that came up, here’s what you need to know.

Two Bills Aim To Stop Dicamba, Pesticide Misuse

Feb 12, 2020

Two bills working their way through the Indiana legislature would increase penalties for farmers and others who misuse pesticides. One aim of the legislation is to stop a controversial weed killer from drifting off of fields and killing neighboring crops. 

Monarch butterfly populations dropped significantly over the past two decades — partly because they’re losing their main food source, milkweed. To help them survive, some people plant milkweed in their yards. But a new study suggests planting it close to farm fields may not be the best idea. 

Purdue University Hires First Extension Hemp Specialist

Jun 18, 2019

Purdue University has hired its first hemp specialist to educate farmers and processors.