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Purdue Agriculture’s 21 most-read stories of 2021

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Karen Plaut on a podium outdoors

A day to celebrate: Purdue ABE dedicates new facility

"I can’t wait to see what ABE can do under this roof over the next 100 years!"

-Karen Plaut

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pheasant outdoors

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Ring-necked Pheasant

"Ring-necked Pheasants are a complicated bird. They are not native to the United States, yet they have permeated the culture of rural America and spawned a large conservation movement."

-Jarred Brooke

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Feng portrait

Home kitchen heat-treated flour doesn’t protect against foodborne illnesses, Purdue food scientist says

“We cook chicken to 165 degrees because that’s how we kill salmonella in that product. But it’s not that simple in flour because Salmonella is more heat resistant when moisture is low.”

-Yaohua “Betty” Feng

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nielsen outdoors in campus

The best laid plans lead to incredible career

“It has been so exciting to see students learn, grow and develop as you help prepare them for their future career path, whether in the food industry, academia or something completely different.”

–Suzanne Nielsen

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two turkey birds on a fence, purdue campus

Purdue community welcomes pardoned turkeys home

“We are excited to see how this evolves and how we can feature them and educate students about turkeys and poultry, and animals in general.”

–Marisa Erasmus

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Mature open oak woodland with a diverse understory after implementing a shelterwood harvest and prescribed fire as stewardship practices.
Publication Teaches Landowners How to Support Oak-Hickory Ecosystems

Oak-hickory forests, which are comprised of a variety of different tree species, shrubs, grasses,...

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A picture of the dairy judging team with their awards. Pictured from left to right are Emma Townsend, Evan Coblentz, Jackie Mudd, and Alaina Weaver.
Purdue Dairy Judging Team garners success at recent contest

The Purdue Dairy Judging Team competed in the Western National Collegiate Dairy Judging Contest....

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Professor works in lab at Purdue
Purdue-led fishing expedition nets new pupfish family member in New Mexico

Scientists have identified a new member on the genetic family tree of an endangered pupfish...

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pots of spruce and other native trees sit in the bed of a wooden trailer behind the Grounds Department Truck
Thousands of trees, hundreds of volunteers, five years and one giant leap for the Purdue Arboretum

The clayey Indiana soil, still saturated from the last spring shower, squishes under shovels. The...

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Alex Dudley holds a black vulture; Alex is pictured through a hole in a rock formation; Alex holds her camera in front of a forested mountain landscape.
Meet FNR Outstanding Senior Alex Dudley

From her research on black vulture ecology in the Zollner lab and on digital forestry under Dr....

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April showers bring May flowers to Jules Janick Horticulture Garden

The sweet smell of hundreds of blossoms draws pollinators and people alike to the Jules Janick...

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