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As the Worm Turns

​Tom Turpin
On Six Legs
April 23, 2015

Date Added: 4/24/2015

Worm.bmpMy mother always referred to a day or two in springtime as a wormy day. One day this month - April 15 to be exact - was such a day here in central Indiana and not just because income taxes were due! At least that is how it appeared to me when I walked down our asphalt driveway to retrieve the morning newspaper. Worms were crawling every which way on the road.


It was one of those spring days that began with an early morning rain. An April shower of the type that is purported to bring May flowers. But this little bit of precipitation also brought worms to paved roadways and sidewalks.

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Greg Hunt and Krispn Given quoted in Exponent this week

​Abbey Wilson
Purdue Exponent Online
April 21, 2015

Date Added: 4/23/2015

​The Purdue Exponent featured an article about bees in the April 21st issue and included quotes from both Dr. Greg Hunt and Krispn Given in the Hunt lab.  Entitled "The buzz about honey bees," you can view the entire article by clicking the buzz about honey bees.

Greg Hunt quoted by Christian Science Monitor

​Samantha Laine
The Christian Science Monitor
April 17, 2015

Date Added: 4/21/2015


A truck crash in Washington state prompted a call to Dr. Greg Hunt after millions of angry bees escaped.  To read his comments and the entire article, click on bees flee truck crash.

President Daniels cites PICS research in addressing global food security

​Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
April 15, 2015

Date Added: 4/20/2015

Mitch Daniels.jpgDuring his presentation at the Global Food Security Symposium 2015 organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, President Mitch Daniels mentioned the PICS project:

"Perhaps most illustrative are the Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags.  What started as a simple realization by an entomology professor that without oxygen, crop-destroying insects couldn't metabolize starch into water, has become an innovative crop storage solution that has already saved farmers in West and Central Africa millions of dollars in lost crops at a cost of less than 1 penny per pound of crop produced."
You can read the entire article by clicking on Daniels credits PICS.

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