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Champions Cultivate the Future

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

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Agricultural researchers can quickly measure plant growth, health with inexpensive drones, laptops and a software app

Thursday, May 16th, 2019 University News Story

Agricultural researchers have long used small-plot trials to test a myriad of practices, such as selecting the best seeds, fertilizer and crop-control products, and depending on their eyes and opinions to determine what works best.

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New nitrogen fertilizer texture may reduce nitrate levels, make water safer

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 University News Story

Nitrate levels in water resources have increased in many areas of the world, largely because of applications of some types of fertilizers in agricultural areas. Since the mid-1920s, the deposits of nitrogen into land has more than doubled, leading to h…

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Purdue hosts 4th annual agBOT Challenge

Monday, May 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is partnering with Gerrish Farms to host the fourth annual agBOT Challenge, a three-day event May 16-18.

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Team Stroy holds their first place check on stage

Winners spill the beans on their success

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

By Chad Campbell Addressing students whose shoes she stood in 25 years ago, Jocelyn Wong observed, “It is so important, this idea of innovation and innovative thinking because today we need that more than ever. We need your ideas, your passion, and your creativity to change the conversation. To help us solve problems and bring…

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NextGen Expo, agBOT Challenge ask ‘What IF High-Speed Broadband Reached Everyone?’

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 University News Story

High-tech innovations that are shaping agriculture’s future will be showcased during a three-day event at Purdue University alongside an international competition of autonomous robots going head-to-head to complete farm-related tasks.

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

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 University News Story

A soybean-based drinking straw earned top honors at this year’s Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition funded by the Indiana Soybean Checkoff.

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Plants in a phenotyping greenhouse on a conveyor belt

With digital agriculture, some improvements are automatic

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

By Chad Campbell Jian Jin, Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, knows to make progress, one must continuously move forward.  The mindset is reflected in his life, and in the plants in his automated greenhouse. Jin first found success in the phenotyping industry, designing imaging systems for plant screening. After finishing a milestone facility construction project…

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Purdue professor to testify at congressional hearing

Monday, March 11th, 2019 University News Story

Kevin Solomon, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, will testify at 10 a.m. Tuesday (March 12) before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Research and Technology during a hearing on ‘Engineering Our Way to a Sustainable Bioeconomy…

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Grain dust explosions up, injuries and fatalities decline

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 University News Story

An increase in grain dust explosions were reported nationally at grain handling, feed manufacturing and biofuel facilities in 2018; however, resulting injuries and fatalities were down from the previous year, according to an annual report issued by Pur…

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