Studies show urbanization impacts storms, rainfall despite surroundings

Friday, March 9th, 2018 University News Story

Two Purdue University studies show that urbanization changes storm patterns and rainfall amounts, highlighting the need for urban planning and infrastructure design that considers how the landscape will affect the weather.

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U2U project receives Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Useful to Usable (U2U), a Purdue University initiative to make climate data more accessible to farmers, has been named winner of the annual Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The award was presented by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) in a ceremony yesterday in Indianapolis. In addition to U2U, two other organizations were honored…

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Purdue Ag-celerator fund awards $100,000 to two plant sciences startups, announces next proposal submission dates

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue Ag-celerator, a plant sciences innovation fund, awarded a total of $100,000 in investments to Gen3Bio Inc., a Purdue-licensed software that produces biochemicals through algae extraction, and Progeny, a camera drone software designed to rapidly …

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Livestock producers to address forage council meeting

Friday, January 19th, 2018 University News Story

As part of its annual meeting and seminar on Feb. 19, the Indiana Forage Council (IFC) has invited two forage-livestock producers to discuss their successful use of different forages in their beef cattle operations.

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Study uncovers distinctions in major crop genome evolutions

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 University News Story

Sometime between 5 million and 13 million years ago, both maize and soybeans underwent genome duplications, but Purdue University scientists believe they happened in very different manners.

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Discovery may lead to new gene targets to boost soybean oil

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Purdue University scientists have discovered that a single nucleotide mutation and the characteristics it created may be critical for the domestication of soybeans. Understanding that mutation today could help scientists improve seed oil content in one of the world’s most important crops. Jianxin Ma, professor in Purdue’s Department of Agronomy, led a study that found…

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Study suggests new targets for improving soybean oil content

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 University News Story

Scientists working to increase soybean oil content tend to focus their efforts on genes known to impact the plant’s seeds, but a Purdue University study shows that genes affecting other plant parts deserve more attention.

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Another warm winter? State climatologists say it depends on La Niña

Friday, December 8th, 2017 University News Story

According to the latest seasonal outlook from the Indiana State Climate Office based at Purdue University, Hoosiers could be in for a repeat of last winter, when a weak La Niña system fizzled early in the season and unusually mild conditions prevailed during the last half of January and February.

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Three Purdue professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Monday, November 20th, 2017 University News Story

Three Purdue University professors have been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

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Purdue poised to improve sorghum for millions with $5 million grant

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University scientists will develop stronger, more versatile varieties of sorghum that have the potential to reach millions of African farmers, thanks to a $5 million, five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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