Botany & Plant Pathology

In the weeds: A new approach to keeping crops, people safe

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 University News Story

Weeds cause tremendous damage in yield and productivity of crop plants. Losses from weeds account for more than $40 billion in annual revenue for corn and soybean crops alone in North America, according to the Weed Science Society of America.

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Proper pesticide to highlight forest owner workshop

Monday, February 25th, 2019 University News Story

There are safe and effective ways to use herbicides to manage forests and fend off invasive species. That’s the message Fred Whitford, director of Purdue Pesticide Programs, wants to communicate to forest owners at the upcoming Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop.

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Behind the Research: Anna Olek

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

About the feature Many people are involved in the remarkable range of programs, services and facilities that undergird research in the College of Agriculture. Collectively they’re integral to the college fulfilling its research mission. “Behind the Research” explores their individual roles. Each academic year, we profile six people whose work supports the six strategic themes…

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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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Legal hemp raises questions about pesticides

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 University News Story

The legalization of industrial hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill is good news for farmers – especially tobacco growers dealing with declining demand for their crop. The bad news? If they find pests or disease damaging hemp crops, there are no pesticides that are considered safe or legal to protect them.

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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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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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Coffee Leaf Rust

Purdue fungus researcher might help save your morning brew

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer If you believe the memes, one-liners on T-shirts and the long lines outside a Starbucks in the morning, most Americans wouldn’t know how to get through a day without a cup – or three – of coffee. All that caffeine can get some people a little jittery, but they might also get…

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Booths at the Career Fair

Agricultural Career Fair Showcases Great Demand

Monday, October 8th, 2018

By Chad Campbell Purdue University’s College of Agriculture Fall Career Fair provides students and employers a one-of-a-kind opportunity. “We’ve been told by recruiters across the nation that we may not be the largest fair, but we are the best as far as students being prepared,” said Sherrelyn Meyer, Purdue’s assistant director of Career Services. The…

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College of Agriculture hits milestone undergrad enrollment

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture welcomed 2,803 undergraduate students this fall, marking its largest undergraduate enrollment since 1980. Hoosier students make up 76 percent of those enrolled, and 60 percent are female students.

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