Agronomy

Faced with choice overload, farmers in India say, ‘I’ll have what he’s having’

Monday, February 25th, 2019 University News Story

Suicide rates among farmers in India remain high, accounting for more than 12,500 deaths in the country in 2015, according to a government report. Although many have blamed climate change for farmers’ distress, the issue is likely much more complex.

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New soil moisture and temperature data helps predict life-threatening Indian monsoon rains

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 University News Story

Thunderstorms embedded within Indian monsoon systems can deluge areas with dozens of inches of rain in little time, causing severe flooding and the loss of hundreds of lives each year. Better predictions of when, where and how much rain will fall is ke…

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Purdue bringing innovators to Indiana for 4th annual agBOT Challenge

Monday, February 18th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is partnering with Gerrish Farms to host the agBOT Challenge 2019, a three-day event May 16-18. The event includes the NextGen Expo, an interactive STEM event, and the agBot competition, an international showcase and competition of agtech unmanned machine innovations.

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Ag Avenue Crowd from above with train

The path to success goes through Agriculture Avenue

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

By Chad Campbell Known as the homecoming of Indiana agriculture, nearly 1,500 attendees participated in the festivities of the 2019 Ag Fish Fry. The Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Association recently hosted the annual gala at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. In a year commemorating Giant Leaps, many utilized the Agriculture Avenue to make strides…

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More nutritious, natural flavor, non-GMO ‘orange corn’ launches in US markets

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 University News Story

‘Orange corn,’ a more nutritious, naturally bred variety of corn is now available in the U.S. markets through Purdue-affiliated startup NutraMaize LLC.

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Farmer sentiment improves following USDA’s second MFP payment announcement and Farm Bill approval

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 University News Story

Agricultural producers were more optimistic about the agricultural economy in January, but they remain concerned about farmland values, according to results from the January Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer, which is base…

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Logan Glassburn above a barn and field

Internship brings new ideas to the table

Monday, February 4th, 2019

By Chad Campbell Logan Glassburn always planned to attend Purdue. What she never expected was that journey would take her to Africa. Glassburn grew up on Indiana’s first wind farm, less than an hour from West Lafayette. Both her parents graduated from Purdue and now teach in Newton County. Glassburn described her childhood as “the…

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Purdue agronomy professor Kladivko receives honor for work in no-till agriculture

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 University News Story

Eileen Kladivko, a Purdue University agronomy professor, has been honored for her contributions to the growth and advancement of no-till agricultural practices.

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Seed grants advance basic plant biology

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

An innovative seed grant program in its second year is meeting its goal of encouraging collaboration among researchers. Purdue Center for Plant Biology faculty have selected five teams to receive approximately $50,000 each for varied projects aimed at advancing basic plant biology. The award recipients are:  Gyeong Mee Yoon, assistant professor of botany and plant pathology and Dan…

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Reham Mohamed with hydroponic lettuce and lights

Purdue helps Egypt go with the flow

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Reham Mohamed By Chad Campbell Reham Mohamed grew up in Egypt where she studied Integrated Pest Management to assist with her father’s farm. News of an imminent disruption to the River Nile’s water supply inspired Mohamed to research new methods in preparation for the future. “We may start suffering from the limiting of water in…

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