Mobile-friendly publication will help farmers when they need it: In the field

 
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 4, 2016) – Farmers can now access the first installment in a series of mobile-friendly Purdue Extension publications related to soil and water right from their smartphones, thanks to the efforts of Purdue University. The best and most current agricultural production information will now be easily available to farmers by visiting https://ag.purdue.edu/soilandwater.
 
Currently just the “cover crops” installment of the soil and water series is on the site, but more materials will be added over the coming weeks and months.
 
The need to turn current research into information usable by farmers and their consultants became readily apparent during conversations between Purdue and Indiana ag groups regarding how to improve agricultural practices to reduce nutrient loss to water.
 
Farmer access to information on best management practices in a mobile-friendly format is the lynchpin to implementing sustainable practices as outlined by the Nutrient Management/Soil Health Strategy developed by Indiana’s ag groups and Purdue Extension. You can find more information about the strategy at www.impactindiana.com.
 
“Farmers need reliable information, and they need it when they are in the field. Indiana’s farmers cannot find a more respected and reliable partner than Purdue University,” the ag groups said in a joint statement.
 
“On behalf of our farmer members, we thank Purdue University and Ron Turco, professor of agronomy and head of the project, for the collaborative efforts to help Indiana farmers make responsible decisions about their farming practices.”
 
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For more information, call or write any of these ag group representatives:

Justin Schneider, Indiana Farm Bureau
317-692-7835, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ben Wicker, Indiana Pork
317-872-7500, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Megan Kuhn, Indiana Corn/Indiana Soybean
317-614-0377, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Joe Moore, Indiana Beef Cattle Association-Indiana Beef Council
317-293-2333, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Doug Leman, Indiana Dairy Producers
317-695-8228, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Beth Bechdol, Ice Miller LLP (president of the Agribusiness Council of Indiana)
317-362-3752, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jeffrey Deutschman, Indiana State Poultry Association
765- 494-8517, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.