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Spring 2016

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a flooded field
Long-Range Forecast 
Farm fields sometimes are overwhelmed with water from rain or parched from lack of it. Over the coming decades climate change will mean agriculture must manage water more effectively.

Sarah Wagler stands outside a stall of cows
Female Students in Agriculture 
Fifty years ago few women studied agriculture in college. Times have changed. Today at Purdue University and nationwide, the majority of students enrolling in agricultural majors are women.

Cate Hill points to a tick infographic
Dismantling Disease 
Purdue entomologist Cate Hill is the lead investigator on a team of nearly 100 scientists from around the world who sequenced the tick genome. That signals a new era in research to better understand ticks and the diseases they carry.

The automated plant phenotyping facility, under construction at Purdue's Agronomy Center for Research and Education
Giving Is Ever True to Purdue
Excitement is building through the Purdue College of Agriculture—quite literally—because the generosity of donors is leading to three new buildings and a campaign to add 10 endowed chairs.

Eva Bates North, Sean Davis, and Catherine Turcotte stand next to a parking lot and vacant lot with their printed plans to turn it into a park.
New Mindset for Rural Indiana
Purdue Extension and the Purdue Center for Regional Development are a powerhouse team of resources for local leaders who are working to build stronger communities in ways they had not previously imagined.

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► Spotlights

Larry Murdock speaks after accepting his award from BIFAD  
Murdock Given Award for PICS Bags Research

The professor of entomology at Purdue University was honored by the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development.

A student wearing lab coat, gloves, and goggles examines a petri dish in the lab  
Purdue Rated Best Value Among Ag Colleges

The Purdue College of Agriculture was ranked on top in College Values Online's 30 Best Value Agriculture Colleges for 2015.

A hummingbird sits on a feeder  
Publication Gives Gardeners Tips on Proper Use of Pesticides

Authors offer tips on ensuring plant success, managing unwanted critters and choosing the right control methods.

A field of soybeans in northern Indiana getting irrigated  
Climate Change Consensus Extends Beyond Climate Scientists

A survey of nearly 700 scientists from nonclimate disciplines shows more than 90 percent agree.

Yang Zhao stands in a greenhouse  
"Die and Let Live" Strategy Increases Drought Resistance

The study examines plant drought survival mechanisms and presents a possible means of protecting crops from severe drought.

► Departments​

Dean Jay Akridge  
A Message from Dean Akridge

Feeling the Passion of Our Work

Nathan Mosier, Indiana Soybean Alliance Soybean Utilization Endowed Chair.  
Profile: Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program Puts Students on Path to Success