Agricultural & Biological Engineering

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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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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Life on Mars

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

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New associate dean joins Purdue Agriculture leadership

Monday, January 14th, 2019 University News Story

Bernie Engel, who led Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) to recognition as having the top graduate and undergraduate ABE programs in the country, is the new associate dean of research and graduate education for Purdue’s College of Agriculture.

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A collection of photos from 2018

10 Most Read Stories of 2018

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex In March, Purdue formally dedicated its new 123,000 square-foot animal sciences complex, boosting the university’s commitment to Indiana’s vital food animal production industry. “These wonderful state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, and interactive spaces bring together students, faculty, and staff in ways that will foster collaboration, spark new ideas,…

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Carroll receives Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 University News Story

Natalie Carroll, professor of agricultural sciences education and communication (ASEC) and agricultural and biological engineering (ABE), received the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Service to the Rural People of Indiana. Indiana…

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Purdue solar device to dry grains other food products and fight waste wins national product design award

Thursday, December 6th, 2018 University News Story

Think about this in the battle against world hunger: An estimated one-third of food produced in 2017 was lost postharvest. Gone, due to mold, insects and such due to improper drying, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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Purdue Swiss cheese proceeds go to a “grate” cause

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  At 18 years old, Mark Gee decided he wanted to graduate from Purdue with majors in biochemistry, biological engineering and agronomy. Now, as a fifth-year senior at Purdue, he is set to do just that. Growing up in Iowa, Gee was surrounded by farmland and developed an early interest in plants…

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Brazilian digital ag leader to bring high-tech farming solutions, open office near Purdue, invest $50 million, create 300-plus jobs

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 University News Story

Solinftec, a digital agriculture company that grew quickly in Latin America by making sugar cane and row crop operations more efficient, announced Thursday (Nov. 29) that it plans to invest $50.6 million to establish operations at its U.S. headquarters…

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A single, hydroponic plant

Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry

Friday, November 16th, 2018

By Chad Campbell When Horticulture Assistant Professor Krishna Nemali joined Purdue in July 2016, he immediately began to develop a program as new to the school as he was. Nemali studied agriculture in India before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and spending nine years as a scientist in controlled environment crop physiology…

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