Botany & Plant Pathology

New Purdue Extension program helps grain farmers transition to organic production

Friday, September 15th, 2017

With organic food sales climbing to a record $43 billion in 2016 — more than 8 percent over the previous year, switching from conventional to organic grain production is becoming increasingly compelling to more Hoosier farmers. Current razor thin margins for conventional grain production also provides another incentive for changing direction. In Indiana, there have…

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Purdue plant science student sees new career opportunities after Roadtrip Nation experience

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

As Shannon Newerth reached the top of an Australian mountain, the first rays of sunlight hit the mainland, and an email from Roadtrip Nation hit her inbox. The dense clouds began to break as she discovered that she was selected for a two-week road trip across the state of Indiana as part of a public…

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Beginning farmers invited to a farm viability workshop for Northwest Indiana

Friday, September 8th, 2017 University News Story

Beginning farmers who want to take their operation to the next level can receive profitable business tools and training during a farm viability workshop presented by a specialty crop farmer and farm business consultant.

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Learn new skills at the Beginning Farmer Southwest Regional Workshop

Friday, September 1st, 2017 University News Story

Those new to farming or thinking about the idea of starting and sustaining a compact farm are invited to attend the Beginning Farmer Southwest Regional Workshop, which will be held from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Morgan Monroe State Forest Tra…

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Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Purdue partners with AgriNovus for agbiosciences initiative

Wednesday, August 30th, 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 to Tell” campaign shares the role Indiana plays in the agbiosciences industry. Agbiosciences is the term used to describe the intersection of agriculture, life sciences, science and technology. The agbiosciences…

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Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI) students in the lab.

Purdue summer institute provides students with hands-on research experience in plant sciences

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

For most students, summer is a time to kick back, relax, and forget about the stress of school. But for 18 Indiana high schoolers and eight Purdue undergraduates, this summer meant science. ​Purdue’s Molecular Agriculture Summer Institutes (MASI) allow students to investigate plant and life sciences and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines by…

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Purdue Pesticide Programs reorganization will focus on enhanced outreach

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 University News Story

A reorganization of the Purdue Pesticide Programs (PPP) will enhance outreach to producers, applicators, agribusiness professionals and the general public with a renewed emphasis on educational programming, according to program administrator Fred Whitf…

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Purdue Extension hosts 2017 SEPAC Field Day

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue Extension will host the 2017 Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center (SEPAC) Field Day on Aug. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Sign up now for Beginning Farmer tours in late summer, fall

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 University News Story

Registration is now open for the final six farm tours offered this year by Purdue Extension’s Indiana Beginning Farmer program.

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