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Legal hemp raises questions about pesticides

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State chemist: More to growing hemp than just a signature


How to design your own holiday centerpiece

13 pictures collected together to represent the top stories of 2018

Purdue Agriculture’s 10 Most Read Stories of 2018

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Why it’s so hard to forecast a white Christmas

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Purdue works to flip switch on rural ‘Internet darkness’

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Study identifies mechanism that allows plants to tolerate salt

An Indonesian island shows signs of significant deforestation. Purdue’s Roberto Cazzolla Gatti has shown that measures taken to make palm oil production sustainable have not stopped deforestation in Southeast Asia. (Photo credit; Roberto Cazzolla Gatti)

Purdue study: Sustainable palm oil doesn't make the grade


Haley Oliver brings esteemed national lecture to Purdue

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Purdue Swiss cheese proceeds go to a “grate” cause


Behind the Research: Erik Kurdelak

Douglass Jacobs

2018 Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award presented to Douglass Jacobs

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Producer sentiment holds steady, but lack of new farm bill concerns farmers

A Purdue-Nature Conservancy study examined barriers that lead those farming on rented land to adopt conservation practices at a lower rate than operators farming on land they own. The findings could lead to strategies to increase conservation practices, which could have a dramatic impact since roughly 39 percent of U.S. farmland is rented. (Purdue Agricultural Communication file photo)

Study: Who owns and farms land can create barriers to conservation

A toxic algae bloom led to more than 5 million fish killed at Lake Granby in Texas in 2003. Purdue University’s Jennifer Wisecaver’s work will identify the genetic mechanisms associated with toxicity to better predict these deadly events. (Photo courtesy Gary Turner/Brazos River Authority)

Purdue study to answer when and why some algae turn toxic

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Here’s how to safely prepare Thanksgiving dinner

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How much is that turkey in the window?

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‘Platinum-level’ genome will advance Purdue mosquito research

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Needles in a snowbank, finding the right species of Christmas tree

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Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry


Go big on the bird: Turkey prices at 10-year low

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Longer, hotter summers to challenge Indiana tourism business


Jacobs receives Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award

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Cloudy With a Chance of Songbirds

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Ag producer sentiment rebounds; producers react favorably to U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

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Climate change report projects significant changes for Indiana tourism

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Incentivizing increased no-till adoption may be more costly than expected

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How the College of Agriculture is encouraging diversity through mentorship

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PULSe graduate student earns prestigious USDA predoctoral award


Indiana wine grape growers beat the odds and produce a fruitful year


Purdue experts available to discuss planned timber harvest for Hoosier National Forest


Mentoring program for minority graduate students receives national honor

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U.S. Farm Report’s College Roadshow Films at Purdue

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ASEC graduate student’s NASA journeyst level in two years as farm financial conditions worsen

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Purdue fungus researcher might help save your morning brew

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Genetic study provides new information about endangered whales

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Agricultural Career Fair Showcases Great Demand

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College of Agriculture hits milestone undergrad enrollment

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Ag Barometer drops to lowest level in two years as farm financial conditions worsen

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Scale Up Conference attracts hundreds from around the world to Purdue


Maria Sepúlveda receives Purdue Agriculture Research Award

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Boiler Black makes its debut

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PICS: How a technology scaled up to reach millions

FARC rebels meet in a rebel camp in in Colombia in May 2016. Climate and environmental scientists are raising questions about how the peace process may impact forests that were previously undevelopable because of the rebel presence. (Reuters/Eliana Aponte)

Peace at a price: Scientists see threats to Colombia’s environment

Warming temperatures and changes to Indiana’s precipitation patterns will challenge the ability for state fish to survive, according to a new report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment team assembled and managed by Purdue University. (Purdue University photo)

Climate change poses uncertain future for Indiana’s aquatic habitats

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Purdue ABE program ranked #1 for eighth consecutive year

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Purdue and Delaware State professors unravel century-old mystery

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Farmer sentiment rises, but opinions split over potential impact of aid package


Unraveling the Voynich code – Photo Gallery

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Fishing may lead to rapid changes in Great Lakes fish

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How the Purdue Wine Grape team is introducing new grape varieties and fighting damaging pathogens


Report: Broadband access would benefit rural areas, state

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Purdue’s latest land value survey shows farmland values are up in Indiana

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Purdue Experts Analyze Agricultural Market in Light of Tariffs and Record Yields


Purdue experts analyze August USDA Crop Report

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Purdue's Erickson honored for precision ag education efforts

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Purdue Extension provides opioid response support

(ABOVE) A 3D computational simulation shows CLAVATA3 (CLV3) expression in a shoot apical meristem of Arabidopsis. The highest gradient is shown in red. (BELOW) The simulation is confirmed using confocal live imaging in an Arabidopsis shoot apical meristem, with the brightest purple signifying high CLV3 gradient.

Study sheds light on stem cell proliferation that may one day boost crop yields


Report: Indiana agriculture will need to adapt as climate changes


Future of agriculture: Report to address climate change impacts on Hoosier farms

Daniel Szymanski

Study finds key to plant growth control mechanism


AgrAbility honored by National Black Farmers Association

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Producer sentiment inches up despite commodity price decline and continued trade war concerns

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Follow these tips for a flawless Fourth of July cookout


Labeling decreases opposition to genetically engineered food

Joe Ogas

Plants have unique lock to control expression of genes, study finds

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National ag education organization honors 11 faculty and students from Purdue

Brianna Gaskill

Purdue research promotes benefits of 'tickling' rats

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Optimism drives farmer sentiment higher; producers weigh-in on farm bill and crop insurance


New Purdue website provides essential information about high oleic soybeans

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Farmers drop organic labels over certification process, access to markets, study says

Yu Liu

Purdue receives $1.8 million from DOE to solve biorefinery blockages

Ganesan Narsimhan (right) and Xiao Zhu

Simulations show how beta-amyloid may kill neural cells

Jian-Kang Zhu

CRISPR-edited rice plants produce major boost in grain yield

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Oliver named to federal food safety committee

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Climate change impacts reports: Warmer, wetter weather will alter Indiana’s forests, urban greenspaces

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Plaut chosen to lead College of Agriculture


Nicoletti-Martinez named National Social Worker of the Year

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Evolutionary tree on root foraging precision wins postdoc symposium prize

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Beauty and power beneath the surface


Endowed chair to focus on farmland markets, values

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Ag Barometer declines for second month amid looming trade war concerns


Analysis: Most microplastic harm done at lowest levels of food web

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College of Agriculture Fraternities and Sorority Lead the Way


Mobile app now available for cover crop field guide

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New tool serves as digital logbook for drone users


Cold spring leaves some livestock producers facing hay shortage

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Report: Climate change poses health risks for all Hoosiers

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Sentiment falls as producers express concerns about ag exports

Listeria monocytogenes

Researchers find alternate path for Listeria to sicken people


Study: U.S. soybean production, exports would fall if China imposes tariffs


‘How to Feed the World’ offers practical, positive solutions to food insecurity

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Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex

About 21 percent of the American food supply goes to waste

Wasting food may be safe, reasonable decision for some, study says

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More grain dust explosions reported nationwide in 2017


Tyner: Tariffs would have significant impact throughout Indiana economy

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Producer sentiment higher; NAFTA uncertainty looms

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Climate change impacts report: Indiana will continue to get warmer, wetter

Robert Stwalley

Overheated pigs may get the cooldown they need with Purdue technology

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Producers more optimistic in January; many expect lower taxes

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Tree migration study one of Discover’s top stories of the year

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Senior Chelsea Maupin just keeps moving toward her degree

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Purdue Extension releases 2017 annual report online

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Big Game Safety

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U2U project receives Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence


Ag Alumni Seed to fund sophisticated new root scanner at Purdue

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Study: Hormone keys plant growth or stress tolerance, but not both

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Purdue Ag Alumni Association honors six with Certificate of Distinction

Purdue University researchers Damon Lisch (left) and Jianxin Ma

Study uncovers distinctions in major crop genome evolutions

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Where chemistry and cuisine combine

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Weak future outlook drives producer sentiment lower

Jianxin Ma

Study suggests new targets for improving soybean oil content

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