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Making memories while making dough

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Purdue program changes the drift of communication


Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Jonathan Knott

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Top ABE department appoints new leader for new century

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Behind the Research: Niki De Armond

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New field crops pathologist hits the ground running

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Agricultural economics senior finds solutions while crossing border

Farmer sentiment jumps up in November as harvest winds down. (Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer/James Mintert)

Farmer sentiment jumps up in November as harvest winds down

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Pricing for Local Markets


Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Derico Setyabrata

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Students are gobbling up this simulation

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CONTxT Application

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Agriculture/Rural Supercluster Blueprint


What would Thanksgiving look like without Indiana?


Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Shelby Gruss


Office of Indiana State Chemist announces 2020 dicamba restriction

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Purdue leads team to strengthen nutrition research in Laos


Long-term study will offer more data on cover crop benefits


Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Josh Kraft

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Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture Crop Basis Tool

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Crowdsourcing Data

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Junior Olivia West energized and empowered by Forbes summit

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Purdue website provides information on Indiana water resources

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Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award presented to Haley Oliver

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How the pilot plant helps drive Indiana's economy

Farmers interested in growing now-legal hemp

Purdue receives first USDA grant to study organic hemp production


Indiana is one of the country’s top pumpkin growers. Also, another name for Jack o’ Lantern is Hinkypunk


Borlaug Dialogue fuels students’ passion to make a difference


Scientists develop efficient methods to turn woody biomass into fuels

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Purdue scientist sending tomatoes into space to study plant defense

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Purdue partnering on 5G research to improve ag automation

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Behind the Research: GTAP

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Farmer sentiment regarding current conditions slips in September


Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Kortany Baker


Agricultural economics graduates selected for prestigious World Bank program


Wrestling and plant genetics a perfect pair for student


Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Travis Atkinson


Much to learn from annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence

Jason Hoverman’s research

When disease threatens animals, predators might provide the remedy


A sound foundation for a fluid future


Dinner brings scholars and donors together


Entomologist receives 2019 Purdue Agriculture Research Award


Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Carmen Wickware

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Purdue team gets $3 million to explore consequences of sustainability policies


State wineries helping Purdue celebrate anniversary with 'Giant Leaps' labeled wines

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Ag scientist next in line to continue decades-long forest research

In Malaysia, rainforests

Purdue economists warn palm oil solutions may have unintended consequences

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Meet the College of Agriculture’s newest faculty members

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August’s Purdue Land Value Survey shows farmland values dive in Indiana

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Hansel Mina


New horticulture teaching garden dedicated

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New publication series to focus on pond and wildlife management


Loss of Wally Tyner reverberates around the world

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PASA gives high school students a hands-on look at agriculture


How Purdue Extension is helping Hoosiers respond to emergencies

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Purdue leading $10 million effort to address global food safety

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Purdue Extension launches new emergency preparedness resource for rural communities

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Invasive pests kill so many trees each year, it’s equal to 5 million car emissions

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New to Purdue? Former freshmen share how they found friends, academic success and themselves

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Data: Indiana farmers markets as affordable as grocery stores

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Summer internships introduce Colombian students to research at Purdue


DOE Career Award to help scientists use giraffe dung to make biofuels

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Lisa Mauer’s work unravels mysteries of processed foods

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Rainey appointed new director of Purdue Soybean Center


Purdue digital agriculture website offers insights and resources

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GTAP 10 Data Base release nears as the world needs it most


Behind the Research: Patricia Jaynes


Selfies with Poland’s President and other stories from this ASEC student’s trip abroad

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Purdue Ag Augmented Reality

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Purdue makes the case for forensic entomology


It’s raining beans in Montgomery County

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As economics gain global attention, Purdue’s GTAP gathers worldwide leaders

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College of Agriculture announces three major awards


Behind the Research: Nathan Deppe


Indiana wineries make strong showing at INDY International

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Scientist’s vision shaped NASA research, with hopes of doing the same at Purdue

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Farmer sentiment hits lowest level in over two years

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Wide-open spaces fuel cowboy dreams

The Pteris vittata fern can hyperaccumulate and tolerate high levels of arsenic, making it an effective way to remediate contaminated soil and water. Purdue University researchers have determined the genetic mechanisms that allow the fern to do this, which could lead to modification of other plants that could remediate contamination even more quickly and efficiently. (Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell)

How one fern can soak up so much arsenic – and not die

The Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative developed the first map of global tree symbioses. The map will help answer questions about environmental impacts associated with forest changes, forest management and biological conservation. (Photo credit: Leonhard Steinacker)

Nature paper offers global map to understand changing forests


Six things you probably don’t know about kissing bugs

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Ag Class of 2019: Justin Couetil

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Ag Class of 2019: Samantha Morris

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Ag Class of 2019: Kasha Halbleib


Horticulture professor one of eight faculty Fulbright Scholars

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Producer sentiment plummets; trade dispute and weak financial performance wear on farmers

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Ag Class of 2019: Abby Gress

The Purdue Wine Grape Team will host the 28th annual INDY International Wine Competition on May 22-23 in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms.

INDY International Wine Competition Draws Global Attention

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Champions Cultivate the Future

Trapping carbon in forests is an effective way to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, but Purdue University economists show that employing the strategy in a large-scale manner would significantly increase food prices.

Large-scale forest carbon sequestration could cause food prices to skyrocket


Thompson Scholarship part of a broader legacy

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Winners spill the beans on their success

Andrea Liceaga

Bug Appétit


What can you be when you grow up?

The fruiting body of a brittlegill, an ectomycorrhizal fungus from southern Indiana (photo credit Saskia Klink)

U.S. forests’ changes are double-edged sword for environment


Behind the Research: Jarrod Doucette


Purdue joins U.N. network to tackle global challenges

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Don’t bug out when you learn about this chef’s key ingredient

From left are Connie McManus Pimentel, director of international relations for the Brazilian agency CAPES; Mauro Rabelo, Brazilian national secretary for higher education; Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue Agriculture; and Dan Hirleman, Purdue's chief corporate and global partnerships officer, after signing the new CAPES-Purdue Agriculture Ph.D. Fellows agreement at the Controlled Environment Phenotyping Facility.

Brazil and Purdue launch new graduate fellowship program in agriculture

The Beescape online tool will allow beekeeper and anyone who provides refuge and forage for pollinators to assess the safety and suitability of an apiary’s location. (Purdue College of Agriculture photo)

Online tool identifies best and safest places to keep bees

One of Yoon’s dishes created with fresh asparagus and locusts, an edible insect. Joseph Yoon (Photo courtesy Brooklyn Bugs)

Brooklyn Bugs chef, Purdue prof ask: ‘What IF eating insects saved the planet?’

First-place winners of the Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition, from left to right, are Morgan Malm, Natalie Stephenson and Ruth Zhong.

Environmentally friendly soy straws win ISA’s annual New Uses Competition

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Historic Highlights


Spring Fest offers interactive family fun for the entire community

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With digital agriculture, some improvements are automatic

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Extension Steps In

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Purdue Agriculture names new international programs leader

"Green" pesticides, such as those made from plant-based essential oils, could be a solution for bed bug control. (Photo by John Obermeyer/Purdue Entomology)

Study identifies essential oil compounds most toxic to bed bugs


Purdue professor to testify at congressional hearing

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Grain dust explosions up, injuries and fatalities decline

Cary Mitchell and his graduate student, Asmaa Morsi, monitor the growth of mizuna plants (much like arugula) in a growth chamber on the Purdue University campus. (Purdue University photo by Tom Campbell)

Mission to Mars

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Life on Mars


Want to learn more about the birds and the bees?

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Purdue Ag Alumni Association honors career contributors

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The path to success goes through Agriculture Avenue

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Farmer sentiment improves following USDA’s second MFP payment announcement and Farm Bill approval

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The deans reunite at 2019 Purdue Ag Fish Fry


Internship brings new ideas to the table


Energy demand, sources will change with Indiana’s climate

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Boilermaker deploys skills to grow robotic lawn care

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Groundhogs can’t predict the weather but they do poop underground


Behind the Research: Anna Olek

A Purdue University study reveals that relationships between biodiversity and forest productivity depend strongly on climate. (Purdue University photo)

Climate drives link between forest biodiversity and productivity

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Seed grants advance basic plant biology

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Purdue helps Egypt go with the flow

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New associate dean joins Purdue Agriculture leadership


Purdue-led group prepares state for life with changing climate

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Ag Producers’ sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes continue to concern farmers

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