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Natalia Dudareva

Plant scientists find recipe for anti-cancer compound in herbs

American mistletoe

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: American mistletoe

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Repurposing your real Christmas Tree

Kicker at football game

Six agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

Pheasant in the wild

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Ring-necked Pheasant

Purdue Motion P statue

Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry to return to Indiana State Fairgrounds for 2022

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment weakens as production cost concerns mount

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Purdue leads Plant Science for Global Food Security summer program in the Philippines

Neilsen with Purdue 150 year celebration banner on the back

The best laid plans lead to incredible career

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Purdue community welcomes pardoned turkeys home

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Fertilizer Recommendations Tool

Lindemann working on a lab

Microbes' sense of community, cooperation could improve biofuels

Plant and glove

Multiscale imaging illuminates the big picture of plant protection

Jianxin Ma, professor of agronomy

Detecting the disease resistance of a plant when it is only a seed

Hiking boots on a mossy log

Local nature preserves lead hikers down the path to appreciating nature

Amirah Haweit, maroon brick building on the background

Freshman strives for social justice through her sorority

Cameron Matthews smilingin a sunny day (photo outdoors in campus)

Junior finds himself by leaving the country

Mia Brann working in the lab

Working with students and fungi help plant sciences major grow

Maya Fulton wearing a mask, poster in the background

Sophomore strives to provide some kind of normal

Erin Sukala

Food Science student finds purpose in quality

Jackson Smeltz in a baseball field

Pandemic just the latest event to sideline pitcher

Mason Gordon in a fuggy day in Ireland, mountains in the background

Saving small towns has a big appeal

Lab equiptment

Behind the Research: Krispn Given

New faculty

College of Agriculture appoints first crop of faculty Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ambassadors

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Connecting the Glasgow Climate Change Conference to Indiana

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment weakens amid rising concerns of a cost-price squeeze

crop field

How farmers design corn mazes

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Animal sciences student publishes fantasy but has real-world ambition

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Food and Beverage Industries’ COVID-19 Vulnerability Index goes live; experts available

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HLA course unpacks roots of structural racism in American agriculture

Tomas Höök named as the 2021 recipient of the Agricultural Research Award

Tomas Höök named as the 2021 recipient of the Agricultural Research Award

Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez portrait

MESA director wins national award for farmworker advocacy

coffee rust on leaves

Purdue expert warned of coffee rust threat, part of FFAR project to protect Hawaii's coffee trees


ASEC professor wins regional recognition for pedagogy

Postdoctoral researcher Hye Lin Park

In plant stress response, one protein lures, binds its own killer

Purdue University entrance

Two Purdue agriculture students selected for Pillars of Excellency

Small plants in grow pots

Colombian students form tight-knit community to navigate graduate school

Researchers in Field

Improving soybeans reduces the cost to farmers and the environment

Beckett with cow

Student’s research promotes healthier, more profitable cattle

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment declines in September, inflation expectations jump


Outstanding in their field: Tractor efficiency increased, thanks to Purdue hydraulics research

Resume with computer

Career fair prepares students to do a great job

Trees from above with the colors of the fall

Remote sensing, digital tech advance tools for precision forestry


Applying an environmental lens to economic decisions

Mango market

Food Science Faculty Provide Value-Added Food Product Training to Trinidad and Tobago Rural Women’s Group

farm implement driving down a narrow road

Indiana farm fatality summary stresses importance of farm safety

Aaron Patton

HLA professor awarded distinguished fellowship

Bee graving pollen from beautiful pink flower

Colombian student finds hive of ideas at Purdue Agriculture


Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Freshwater Jellyfish

Puerto Rico buildings

Purdue colleges collaborate in pursuing diversity opportunity

Mark Gee with plants

ABE graduate student chosen as student trustee

Students from ABE's Soil and Water Resource Engineering class in front of the department’s new building

Purdue Agricultural Biological Engineering Program Ranked #1

A watermelon

Large-scale watermelon study bears fruit

Corn Field

Corn zein offers alternative for meat analogues

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment improves in August, but inflationary concerns mount

Hardebeck in field smiling

Behind the Research: Glenn Hardebeck

Children running in hallway

Equipping schools to create bully free cultures

Bird and seeds on the background

Cause of summer songbird deaths remains unknown

Jumbam in lab

Student’s applied mycology research benefits farmers and consumers

Pucciniales, a type of parasitic microfungi

Invisible, devastating and sustaining: Research explores mysterious microfungi


Scientific Animations Without Borders scales knowledge for impact

Mohit Verma displays in his hand the biosensor technology used to develop his rapid response COVID-19 tests

Purdue researcher develops fast, accurate and affordable COVID-19 paper-based test

Green small leaves

Two College of Agriculture professors tapped for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board


Global City Teams Challenge

Brown frog on a pond

REEU program highlights “Familiar Faces” to increase diversity in FNR

Boram in lab

Student’s research aims to overcome antibiotic resistance

memorial mall

You can't always get what you want, but with dynamic lotteries you get what you need

Purdue College of Agriculture.

As producer sentiment holds steady, farmers weigh in on rising input prices and farmland values

union arch

The past informs the present: The future of the beef supply chain

Middens, pack rat nests

Pack rat nests offer first look at ancient insect DNA

Crowd at game

Twelve agriculture students named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars


Purdue appoints new consumer horticulture extension specialist

New farm manager hired to lead ACRE

New farm manager hired to lead ACRE


New feed administrator appointed to the Office of Indiana State Chemist

Cardinal on fence

Why Hoosiers need to help birds maintain social distance

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Ag Economy Barometer falls for second month; rising input costs causing concern for farmers

Hamilton in lab coat

Behind the Research: Matthew Hamilton

uav in air

2021 CropLife Purdue Precision Ag Dealership Survey

USS Constitution

FNR Alumni Keep History Afloat

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FNR Alumni Keep History Afloat: Additional History

In lab with masks

Summer research sows seeds of interest in agricultural sciences

Jimenez in front of campus building

Student’s research explores maritime shipping of agricultural commodities

charcoal grill

Get the most bang for your buck during this year’s July 4 cookout

These coffee leaves are covered in coffee leaf rust, a fungal pathogen that leads to defoliation and reduced yields. Without proper management, coffee leaf rust can spread quickly and threaten coffee crops around the world, warns Purdue University mycologist Catherine Aime. (Photo courtesy of Catherine Aime)

COVID’s next casualty could be your cup of coffee

American Eel

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: American Eel

Fair Oaks Farms  Admission

Student’s passion for agriculture turns to agritourism

Sohinee Bera

From Joshua Tree to Germany, ASEC alumna always seeking new horizons


As Hoosier hemp industry grows so do challenges

patch of leaf epidermal tissue

Purdue plant biologists solve major cell puzzle on path to leaf engineering

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Steven E. Smith Memorial Scholarship honors alumnus

Scott Downey, Purdue professor of agricultural economics (in car

Purdue agricultural economics advisors receive national awards

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Data Driven Agriculture Webinar Series

soybean field with bins

IoT Networks: Sensors and Data Visualization

arch in the sun

Purdue Alumnus Named New FFA Chief Executive Officer

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Hiking Hoosier trails

Purdue Motion P statue

Discovery of new type of stem cells leads to $2.3 million grant

Baseball diamond grass

Eight agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Ag Economy Barometer declines sharply; producers remain bullish on farmland values

research files in file folders

Naming rules tie hands of fungal researchers. Purdue scientist leads call for change

Falcon flying in front of skyscraper

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Peregrine Falcon

soybean field with bins

Public Data for the Public Good

combine and grain card in corn field

Machines and Robotics

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program’s annual Summary of U.S. Agricultural Confined Space-Related Injuries and Fatalities report shows 64 fatal and nonfatal cases in 2020. (Purdue University photo/Tom Campbell)

Purdue report documents nationwide agricultural confined space-related injuries

Fam silos

Purdue team brings awareness to grain entrapment dangers

Bag of marshmallows

ABE alumnus finds entrepreneurial spark in vegan marshmallows

Child looking at phone, Photo provided by SAWBO

To reach global audiences, think smaller — screens, that is

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Student redesign of Agriculture Mall earns national recognition


Hoosier strawberry season is sweet

sea slugs climbing glass

Purdue researcher working to harness power of sea slugs

3 Teachers

Agriculture faculty members inducted as Purdue Teaching Academy fellows

Ogechukwu Ezenwa

Biochemistry senior receives prestigious award

Holding egg with mask

College of Agriculture faculty and staff receive recognition for efforts in community engagement

Cheng standing near to a poster

Unifying senior receives Leadership in Action Award

Woodard with plants

Behind the Research: Mike Woodard

Watermelon slices

Student’s research helps watermelon growers find sweet success

food drive results

Purdue colleges donate nearly $44,000 for local food bank

Clover blended in the grass lawn

Buckle up for an Indiana 4-H summer


Purdue Student Farm Offers Vegetable Season Pass

Lindsey Purcell

Purdue urban arborist discusses the power and beauty of trees


Smarter Treatment of Livestock Disease

Bigelow spraying weeds

Make the grass greener on your side this spring

uav in air

Practical Applications for UAVs

Unloading boxes from a truck

Purdue Extension: Caring for our communities

Capital from bill

Agricultural economists share Washington, D.C. lessons

vegetables at farmers market

Using Big Data in Produce Safety

soybean field with bins

Putting a Price on Farm Data

Bed bugs

Essential oils restore insecticide effectiveness against bed bugs

ag admin

Purdue Agriculture dean appoints new food science department head


Purdue will be new home for Midwestern Regional Climate Center

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Digital Forestry: Aerial Remote Sensing

Food drive

Annual Purdue colleges' food drive begins

Purdue's Next Moves

Purdue launches Next Moves initiatives

Team holding check

Students see growth potential in competition-winning biostimulant

Klein demonstrating

Agricultural entrepreneurship: from labs to markets

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Strong commodity prices, improved financial conditions boost Ag Economy Barometer

Union arch

Purdue's Spring Fest offers virtual at-home activities


Researcher uses opportunities to impact students

lidar image of forest

Digital Forestry: Terrestrial Remote Sensing


Purdue asks livestock producers for help studying losses due to black vultures

Cell tower with mountain and their colors of the fall background

Looking forward to a digitally inclusive world

Dung beetle

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: The Rainbow Scarab

soybean field with bins

Digital Tools for Planting Season

Purdue atletes Ethan Smiley in wrestling, Cassidy Hardin in basketball and Nathan Barsanti in swimming

Three agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

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Agricultural Apps Listing

COVID labelled bottles

Data suggest COVID herd immunity may be hard to achieve

Women and a young girl doing gardening activities

Sowing seeds of resilience: gardening in times of crisis


Evolution proteomics approach opens view into how new gene functions arise


Purdue team predicts next-generation microbiome research promises agricultural advances

Computer motherboard and other internal circuit components (photo by Valentine Tanasovich)

AgIT reads the tea leaves and stays a step ahead of the game

Stage golden curtain with soft black hues shadows

Student’s research addresses water-related climate change concerns

Golden globe with with golden rings

Global Ag Innovation Forum launches with first virtual event

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Producers bullish about farmland values amid strong current conditions

prickly pear cactus

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

counting animal from UAV image

UAVs in Livestock Production

Andy Oppy and Jo Thomas in parking lot during a drive-thru celebration

College of Agriculture advisors win university awards

Madelyn Zimmerman on a grassland near to a herd of cows

Indiana 4-H’er leads nationally


Enjoy a glass or two of Hoosier wine for National Drink Wine Day

UAV look at soybeans

The Cover-Up: UAV Assessment of Soybean

precision soil map

Precision Soil Maps: Moving Beyond Soil Survey

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Purdue Extension shares impactful stories from 2020

Community leaders holding a certification diploma after training (photo in a gazebo outdoors)

Purdue Extension: Training Community Leaders

Pile of Newspapers folded over a table

Panel probes relationship between scientists and journalists, highlighting areas for growth

Solar power panels on a corn field

Ag Data Services: Turning data sets into data assets

grain safety

2020 grain dust explosions result in zero fatalities

Valentine card with farm animals, produce, bugs and flowers

Happy Valentine's Day from the College of Agriculture


Purdue-developed dashboards will offer timely food supply info during crises

A golden curtain with upper black shadow effects (curtain spotlight)

Student’s research makes healthy indoor plants more attainable

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Behind the Research: Kirby Kalbaugh

Smith Hall Building, College of Agriculture

Purdue welcomes back former professor as endowed entomology chair

grocery aisle

COVID-19 shakes up Indiana’s food supply chains

Monarch butterfly stepping in a brown leaf

Where do bugs go in winter? Depends, but they're still close by

Modern office with big light wooden table with black office chairs on each side, big screen on the wall

Forestry and natural resources professor helps men craft bright futures

Becca Nixon

Student’s travels and research clarify cost of Pakistanis’ climate change adaptations

Michelle Egger and a baby bottle

Forbes recognizes young entrepreneur and her formula for success

Young horse herd gather in the grasslands of Mongolia

Purdue researchers explore how sound drives Mongolian herder cultural practices


Five agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

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Popcorn: A kernel of Purdue history

Small lettuces plants in a greenhouse

ABE sophomore selected as “Emerging Leader”

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Untrustworthy hemp seed suppliers pose risk to farmers


Modern tomatoes can’t get same soil microbe boost as ancient ancestors

Martin Luther King statue

College of Agriculture’s MLK week urges “good trouble”

8 pictures collected together to represent the top stories of 2020

Purdue Agriculture’s 20 most-read stories of 2020

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