Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Startup developing solar-powered crop-drying devices forms new partnership for East Africa distribution

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 University News Story

JUA Technologies International, a Purdue University-affiliated startup developing solar-powered crop-drying devices, is partnering with BrazAgro Ltd., a supplier of Brazilian farm machinery, to distribute its solar-drying tray.

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Mosier in front of the new ABE building

Top ABE department appoints new leader for new century

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

By Chad Campbell In 1998, Nathan Mosier thought he was looking for the best graduate school when he chose Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE). What he soon realized was that he had also found the ideal professional home – one in which he has learned, taught and led for the last 21…

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Purdue appoints new department head of agricultural and biological engineering

Monday, December 9th, 2019 University News Story

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Cover Crop Harvest

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

Monday, November 18th, 2019

By Brian Wallheimer The popularity of cover crops has reemerged in recent years with farmers looking to a variety of grasses, brassicas and legumes to improve soil health. Cover crops can also improve water holding capacity, reduce erosion and weed pressure, reduce nitrogen leaching, increase soil organic matter, and potentially decrease nitrogen fertilizer application rates…

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A new way to create pumpkin spice products, drugs, cosmetics

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 University News Story

“Like oil and water” doesn’t apply just to personal relationships that aren’t working. It also applies to the challenges scientists face when combining spices and other products that conventionally do not mix well in producing improved drugs, foods and…

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Purdue website provides information on Indiana water resources

Monday, November 4th, 2019 University News Story

The Indiana Water Resources Center (IWRRC) officially launched the State of Indiana Waters website. The website provides a single source of information for the general public regarding the status of Indiana’s water resources including ground and surfac…

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Purdue partnering on 5G research to improve ag automation

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

By Brian Wallheimer Purdue University scientists are collaborating with colleagues at North Carolina State University and others on fifth-generation (5G) and beyond wireless network research that holds promise for improved farm machinery automation. The National Science Foundation and an industry consortium awarded $24 million to a partnership led by North Carolina State University to build…

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Paul standing among foam in the sound chamber

A sound foundation for a fluid future

Friday, September 20th, 2019

By Chad Campbell “I spent 2,000 hours behind soundboards in high school, running them for bands and my church,” Paul Kalbfleisch estimated. “Everyone in my childhood told me I should be an engineer, that I had the knack and the aptitude.” Now a graduate research assistant in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), Kalbfleisch plans to…

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Meet the College of Agriculture’s newest faculty members

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose As the semester kicks-off hundreds of new faces crop up across the College of Agriculture’s campus. Not all of these unfamiliar faces are freshmen and transfer students, however. Ten faculty members are also joining the college this semester in the departments of agricultural economics, animal sciences, entomology, forestry and natural resources…

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Purdue Extension launches new emergency preparedness resource for rural communities

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension has launched the Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (IN-PREP), a statewide program devoted to preparing rural communities for emergencies and disaster relief. The initiative will focus on several different facets of disaster r…

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

Monday, August 5th, 2019 University News Story

People use enzymes to create fuels from plants, fungi to produce antimalarial drugs, and E. coli bacteria to generate life-saving insulin. These systems are attractive because they are sustainable and rely on renewable plant biomass, but they are still…

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Sen. Mike Braun to visit the Davis Purdue Agricultural Center

Monday, August 5th, 2019 University News Story

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana will visit Purdue University’s Davis Agricultural Center on Wednesday (Aug. 7). He will be available to speak with media at the end of his visit at 6 p.m.

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Purdue digital agriculture website offers insights and resources

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture has launched its new digital agriculture website.

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Giant Leaps Banner agBOT

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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