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Alumnus cultivates career from internship

April 9, 2018

By Hannah Tucker At the beginning of his senior year at Purdue, Kole Kamman’s phone rang. The call was from an unknown number, but he…


‘How to Feed the World’ offers practical, positive solutions to food insecurity

March 19, 2018

A new book of essays by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Purdue University helps readers understand how decisions made today by farmers, scientists, policymakers, educators and consumers are vital to ensuring global food security in coming …


Studies show urbanization impacts storms, rainfall despite surroundings

March 9, 2018

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.


U2U project receives Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

February 1, 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…


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

January 24, 2018

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 …


Livestock producers to address forage council meeting

January 19, 2018

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.


Study uncovers distinctions in major crop genome evolutions

January 10, 2018

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.

Dewy soybean plant

Discovery may lead to new gene targets to boost soybean oil

January 4, 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…


Study suggests new targets for improving soybean oil content

January 3, 2018

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.


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

December 8, 2017

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.


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

November 20, 2017

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.


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

November 15, 2017

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.


Competition gives high school students insights into challenges facing agronomists

November 2, 2017

When farmers try to calculate the outcome of another growing season, they must add a host of unknowns into the equation – from weather conditions to pest infestations. As dozens of high school students recently discovered, agronomists play a critical r…


Tuinstra named fellow of American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America

October 30, 2017

Mitch Tuinstra, scientific director of Purdue University’s Institute for Plant Sciences, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA).

Boiler Gold Rush

Purdue’s top-ranked College of Agriculture continues upward trend with enrollment numbers

October 4, 2017

As part of an ongoing trend, enrollment numbers at Purdue’s College of Agriculture – ranked 8th in the world – remained strong, reflecting students’ growing…


Cover crops increase destruction of weed seed in fields, shed light on predator interactions

September 27, 2017

Cover crops have been promoted for their abilities to reduce erosion and retain or enhance soil nutrients. Now there is evidence that they can significantly reduce weed seeds from entering the soil seed bank.


Breakthrough soybean research by Purdue and Dow AgroSciences could save farmers millions

September 13, 2017

Through a collaborative project, Purdue University and Dow AgroSciences researchers have discovered a novel soybean gene that provides resistance to a devastating and costly fungal disease.


Understanding ground conditions before storms helps scientists predict heavy rains in monsoon regions

September 7, 2017

As heavy flooding events, including those in Houston, Texas, and Mumbai, India, continue, research teams from Purdue University and India have been working on improving the models that can help predict heavy rainfall from weather events.


Agronomy certificate program distinguishes agribusiness professionals

August 31, 2017

Purdue University’s Agronomy e-Learning Academy is awarding Crop Professional Certificates to its first group of agricultural professionals who completed all three courses as part of its curriculum: agronomy essentials, precision agriculture and nutrient management.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Purdue partners with AgriNovus for agbiosciences initiative

August 30, 2017

Purdue University has partnered with AgriNovus on a statewide educational and public awareness campaign that asserts Indiana’s leadership in food and agriculture innovation. The “Time…


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