Agricultural & Biological Engineering

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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