Our Mission

The Agronomy Department at Purdue University provides progressive and relevant undergraduate, graduate and extension education programs; conducts high impact fundamental and applied research at multiple scales to ensure that our science addresses immediate problems and anticipates future challenges; actively engages partners in the public and private sectors; and contributes to the development of the national and international agenda for research and education.​



Late season irrigation decisions more difficult this year, expert says 
August 27, 2015 - 
This year's record rainfall across parts of the Midwest could make it more difficult for grain producers to determine a late-season irrigation strategy, a Purdue and Michigan State Extension irrigation specialist says.

Late-season Irrigation
Research: Existing crop models can forecast yield in uncertain climate conditions 
August 26, 2015 -
  A study led by Indiana State Climatologist Dev Niyogi of Purdue University has determined that existing crop models can reliably forecast corn yields during times of climate variability, specifically the El Niño and La Niña systems that influence temperature and precipitation in certain growing seasons.

Dev Niyogi
Extension publication provides two-year plan for beginning cover crop farmers 
August 17, 2015 -
  A new Purdue Extension publication offers farmers a basic introduction and step-by-step instructions for using cover crops in a corn-soybean rotation.

Cover Crop Publication
Learn about latest ag industry trends at Purdue Agronomy Field Day 
August 12, 2015 -
 Purdue University's Department of Agronomy and Area Nine Extension Educators will host a field day Sept. 2 at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education, 4540 U.S. 52 W, West Lafayette.

Field Day



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