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No increase in dust explosion incidents last year, ten-year average remains unchanging

The annual summary recording nationwide grain dust bin explosions reported nine incidents in the United States in 2023. This means that there was...

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CASH-Tz: improving access to safe grain storage in Tanzania

Fighting food insecurity isn’t as simple as growing more food. One of the biggest hurdles for countries on the path to alleviating hunger is...

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Purdue University to host 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Purdue University College of Agriculture is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship for...

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New tool helps users track fruit-plant readiness for growing season

Purdue University’s Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC) has launched its new interactive chilling hours tool. Growers now can more...

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Indiana Small Farm Conference to take place Feb. 29 through March 1 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds

There’s still time to register for the 2024 Indiana Small Farm Conference. The 12th annual conference and trade show will take place Feb. 29...

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Returning to his roots: Stephen Meyers and the land-grant mission

If you’re cruising through northern Indiana in late summer or early fall, roll down your windows. Take a deep breath. Where does the smell...

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New year brought increased consumer interest in food and nutrition resolutions

Food or nutrition-related New Year’s resolutions were more popular among consumers going into 2024 compared to last year, according to the...

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Purdue geomatics professor debuts open-source platform at upcoming NAPPN meeting

When someone wants to watch or share a video, they likely go to the free video sharing website YouTube, says Jinha Jung, associate professor of...

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How creepy crawlers court

While couples buy rose bouquets, make dinner reservations and dress up for date night, researchers in Purdue Entomology are putting another twist...

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Experiencing the wonders and possibilities of India

Bernie and Andrea Engel had plenty of dreams when they were growing up in their respective rural Illinois towns. But the Glenn W. Sample Dean of...

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The art and science of crafting a flower bouquet: Q & A with Karen Sullivan

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, or Galentine’s Day, as popularized by the show Parks and Recreation, we look for special ways to surprise our...

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Behind the Research: Jeff Fields

Many people are involved in the remarkable range of programs, services and facilities that undergird research in the College of Agriculture....

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Plant Sciences team develops thermal remote sensing protocol using GRYFN platform

Say you’re an agricultural scientist, and you know there’s technology out there that could be a game-changer in your research. But its...

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Six awarded Certificate of Distinction at 2024 Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry

Purdue University’s Agricultural Alumni Association presented six agriculture leaders with its Certificate of Distinction at the...

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The perks and pitfalls of ‘plastic’ plants

Imagine broccoli’s short, sparse and ugly cousin, and you have Arabidopsis thaliana. It is native to Eurasia and some parts of Africa, but...

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A Hoosier’s guide to the galaxy, or at least the 2024 Eclipse

Cool wind brushes against your bare shoulders. A t-shirt felt like enough when you put it on this morning, but goosebumps now ripple down your arm....

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Complex tree canopies help forests recover from moderate disturbances

Extreme events wipe out entire forests, dramatically eliminating complex ecosystems as well as local communities. Researchers have become quite...

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Weakening Commodity Cast A Shadow On Farmer Sentiment

Farmer sentiment took a downturn at the start of 2024 as the January Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index fell to a reading of...

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Student hits the road on a journey to find her own path in life

A calm, crisp air filled with birds singing in the Hoosier National Forest awakens Maddie Milharcic, a junior in agricultural and biological...

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Where Black history, education and agriculture endure: the legacy of Lyles Station

Nestled in the southwestern corner of Indiana bordering a railroad is the town of Lyles Station, a small community with a rich past. Here, history,...

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The College of Agriculture welcomes 11 new faculty members

The Purdue College of Agriculture welcomes 11 new faculty to campus, kicking off the start of the 2024 spring semester.

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Diversity Through the Eyes of the 2024 Unsung Diversity Hero Award Winners

The College of Agriculture honored five Unsung Diversity Heroes on Jan. 19 as a part of the 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration...

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Students connect with alumni during winter study abroad trip to Peru

Purdue students had the opportunity to travel to Peru over the winter break. The South American country offers a blend of history, diverse...

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Taking steps toward “safer salads” with fecal-contamination tests for fresh produce

Jiangshan Wang, a graduate student in the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, knew he wanted to take on a project that would...

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From Slayter Hill to the Great Lakes, Midwesterners feel effects of climate extremes

Behind climatologist Melissa Widhalm’s desk is a framed painting of one of Purdue students’ favorite pastimes: sledding down Slayter...

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AI learns to simulate how trees grow and shape in response to their environments

A research team from Purdue University’s Department of Computer Science and Institute for Digital Forestry, with collaborator Sören Pirk...

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Top Midwestern weather events in 2023

From winter tornadoes to Canadian wildfire smoke, the Midwest experienced some record-breaking weather events in 2023. Climatologists with the...

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Purdue Student Farm serves as 1 of nearly 40 entomology research sites across the United States

The Purdue Student Farm, located on campus on Cherry Lane, is just one of the nearly 40 sites that an entomology research team visits once per...

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The Keys to Unlocking Plant Reproductive Behavior

If you took a biology class in high school, you probably learned that flowering plants reproduce when sperm cells, carried by pollen, fertilize an...

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The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment, a 100-year study, receives the Purdue Agriculture 2023 TEAM Award

The Purdue Agriculture TEAM Award has honored an interdisciplinary team annually since 1995, based on the maxim, “Together Everyone Achieves...

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Study abroad experiences lead to career with Disney conservation education for Purdue Ag alumna

Studying abroad can be an incredible, life-changing experience. Purdue Agriculture offers programs in numerous locations for varying lengths of...

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Tesso joins Purdue Agriculture faculty

Purdue will be gaining an internationally renowned expert in sorghum breeding this semester when Tesfaye Tesso of Kansas State University joins the...

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Year-end survey spotlights food safety, age-related consumer behavior, out-of-stock trends

Building off the previous month’s survey, the December 2023 Consumer Food Insights Report digs deeper into the relationships between food...

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Purdue forestry professor cultivates cyberinfrastructure for collaborative forestry research

While most scientific research fields maintain open-access data policies, access to forestry data remains limited. “The utmost hurdle for...

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$2.5M Ricks Family Foundation Donation Seeds New Heartland Children’s Nutrition Collaborative

How do the bacteria in a child’s gut contribute to illness? Can we prevent or treat childhood diseases by altering what kids eat? How do...

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NRES alumnus doing his part to protect the environment for generations to come

It’s hard not to call it serendipitous that the first book Ian Champ received as a child was "The Lorax," a book by Dr. Seuss that...

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Registration live for 2024 Indiana Small Farm Conference

Registration is open for the 2024 Indiana Small Farm Conference — Indiana’s premier annual event for the state’s farming...

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Spring Start expands opportunities for Purdue University agriculture students

The newly launched Purdue University’s College of Agriculture Spring Start (CASS) program will enable an additional group of first-year...

From centuries-old, hand-drawn maps to LiDAR lasers & the role of both in forestry

From centuries-old, hand-drawn maps to LiDAR lasers & the role of both in forestry

An army of bow saws and boots march through dense thickets of forest patches in the Chicago region, cutting away greenery in the city and its...

Xing Liu and Kankan Wang use the Stop Flow Machine.

Breaking down the biochemical pathways of protein degradation

Proteins are more than just important nutritional units to track in your diet. They are encoded into our DNA and are the building blocks of all...

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Access to research helps undergraduate student find her fit

Lauren Harmon, a native of Carmel, Indiana, grew up interested in science, and her love for plants drove her to choosing a path to study in the...

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U.S. Farmer Sentiment Stable As Inflation Expectations Subside

U.S. farmers’ sentiment changed very little in December compared to the preceding month. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer...

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