Test stems still green at harvest; pods and beans dry at Illinois site
Although sudden death syndrome and pythium were evident in the field surrounding this test plot, no diseases were seen in the actual LaSalle County soybean trial hosted at the farm of Christ and David Thomas.
Brown marmorated stink bugs showing up across state lines
Last May a homeowner from eastern Huntington County, just south of Fort Wayne, captured a bug at her house. As it was an insect she had never seen before, she was curious enough that she took the brown-and-gray-speckled creature to her county extension office for identification.
Reducing the harm stress does to our DNA long-term
Stress produces changes in the expression of our DNA, the deoxyribonucleic acid material that determines what we inherit from our parents. Our genetic material nicely stores information that has survival value for the human species, like intelligence, but it also incorporates the effects of stress.