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Spring 2014 Newsletter
Larry Murdock and Dieudonné Baributsa attended the Millionaire's Club Luncheon on February 11, 2015 in the Anniversary Drawing Room of the Purdue Memorial Union. The Excellence in Research Awards dinner celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of Purdue's research community, so in 2005 the College of Agriculture started its own Millionaire's Club to recognize CoA faculty who have been awarded a one million dollar (or higher) grant.
Natalie Van Hoose
The February 18, 2015 issue of Purdue University Agriculture News featured research on ants and hydrogel bait by Grzegorz Buczkowski. To read the entire article, click managing invasive ants.
James ChavulaThe NationFebruary 1, 2015
The newspaper headline shouts, "Improved sack kills weevils." Important news in a country where the insects destroy a quarter of the stored grains harvested by small farmers in this southeast African nation. To read the entire article published in The Nation on February 1, 2015, click PICS Helps Malawi.
Tom TurpinOn Six LegsFebruary 12, 2015
Honey, as you know, is a sweet substance. It is also a wonderful food. No one can say how long humans have been eating honey. There are numerous mentions of honey in the Old Testament of the Bible, and rock paintings dating back some 8,000 years depict humans collecting honey from bee nests. It is probably safe to assume that humans have been eating honey for most of our existence.
We have learned about some of the foods in the diet of ancient humans because identifiable pieces and parts of food items show up in the fossil record. Bones and shells from animals and stems and seeds from plants don't disintegrate rapidly and persist in rock formations discovered by archeologists. On the other hand, a liquid such as honey is not likely to be preserved in such a way.
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