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Agronomy at Purdue University provides global leadership in plant genetics, plant physiology, soil and water sciences, and meteorology to enhance the quality of life through agronomic education that results from discovery, education, and engagement.

Why Agronomy?

Agronomy is the core of all agricultural sciences. The management of soil and water, with a view to achieving production of high yielding varieties is exclusively an agronomic domain. Among all the variances in agriculture, agronomy occupies a pivotal position. Similar to agriculture, agronomy is an integrated and applied aspect of different disciplines of pure sciences.


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AGSO Potluck Kicks Off the Summer with Food and Fun

The Agronomy Graduate Student Organization held their annual potluck over the weekend, and...

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New Indiana Organic Network to engage farmers in statewide soil health census

A Purdue University interdisciplinary team is establishing a network of organic farmers to...

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The COVID-19 Class: Born a Boilermaker senior persists to find her fit at Purdue

The “COVID-19 Class” is a mini-series documenting the experiences of three members of...

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Highlights from our 2024 Agronomy Clubs & Teams Competitions and Meetings

Highlights from our 2024 Agronomy Clubs & Teams Competitions and Meetings

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Purdue University PhD student Chance Clark (left), agronomy professor Jianxin Ma and their associates have discovered two long, noncoding RNA genes in soybeans that control multiple desirable traits for crops.
Gene seekers discover atypical genes that control multiple valuable soybean traits

A team led by Purdue University soybean geneticist Jianxin Ma has developed a new...

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"Corkscrewed" Mesocotyls: What Does it Mean?

As planting season begins and corn plants begins to emerge, a very important step to take each...

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