Agronomy

Purdue Extension Offers Series in Organic Field Crop Production

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension is hosting an organic agriculture program series focused on transitional strategy, crop rotation, nutrient management, weed management and markets targeted for organic, transitional and conventional farmers, agriculture professionals …

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Study highlights nitrogen efficiency gains in corn hybrids over 70 years

Monday, July 8th, 2019 University News Story

During the past 70 years, hybrid corn varieties have increased both yield and nitrogen use efficiency at nearly the same pace, largely by preserving leaf function during grain filling. The Purdue University study’s findings offer strategies for corn br…

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Pilot Tyler Rice flies well below the treeline, preparing to drop a load of soybeans on Kyle Blaydes’ wheat field in Montgomery County.

It’s raining beans in Montgomery County

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Photos and Story by Tom Campbell It  was raining this week in Montgomery County. No surprise there, in this, the soggiest season in memory. But what it was raining was a bit odd. Soybeans. Three generations on the Blaydes family farm include Keith (BS’68, MS’71), Kyle (BS’97) and Drake, a high school senior, who hopes…

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Specialist hired to assist farmers with industrial hemp production

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 University News Story

Marguerite Bolt, who recently received her master’s degree in entomology from Purdue University and also has a background in horticulture and beekeeping, has been appointed as Purdue Extension’s first hemp production specialist.

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Welcome Ambassador walks the walk and talks Purdue traditions

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Cheyenne Dunn Throughout her college career, Sarah Voglewede has volunteered her time (including some of her weekends) to teaching visitors about Purdue. She walks for hours at a time and memorizes university history in hopes of educating someone about agriculture. “Last year I gave a tour to a group of fifth-graders from Chicago,” she…

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Champions Cultivate the Future

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

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Cities living with a strong chance of rain

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 University News Story

Heavy rain can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding that can threaten lives and property. The U.S. alone spends millions – and sometimes billions – of dollars per year on flood recovery, and more is spent around the world.

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Cities living with a strong chance of rain

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 University News Story

Heavy rain can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding that can threaten lives and property. The U.S. alone spends millions – and sometimes billions – of dollars per year on flood recovery, and more is spent around the world.

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How to feed the world and preserve the environment

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 University News Story

Farmers bear much of the burden for growing the food to feed billions of people as the world’s population continually trends upward.

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Ag researchers make case: Big changes require access to big data

Monday, March 11th, 2019 University News Story

Agricultural researchers generate vast amounts of data. Little of it is shared with peers or accessible to the public. A diverse group of scientists led by Sylvie Brouder, a Purdue University professor of agronomy, is calling for change and proposing t…

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