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Cover Crop Harvest

Long-term study will offer more data on cover crop benefits

November 18, 2019

By Brian Wallheimer The popularity of cover crops has reemerged in recent years with farmers looking to a variety of grasses, brassicas and legumes to…

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Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Josh Kraft

November 13, 2019

JOSH KRAFT “One of the interesting things about plants is how they deal with different stressors in their environments. They can’t just leave when things…


Junior Olivia West energized and empowered by Forbes summit

November 7, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Do you have a cup of coffee ready? Good, you’re going to need it after just a glimpse at junior Olivia…

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How the food science Pilot Plant helps drive Indiana’s economy

October 29, 2019

Koia is a plant-based protein drink company, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. The company’s co-founder, Maya French, recently made Forbes’ 2019 30 under 30 list. It is one of the country’s fastest-growing beverage brands, currently available in 75,000 retail locations.


Indiana is one of the country’s top pumpkin growers. Also, another name for Jack o’ Lantern is Hinkypunk.

October 25, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Hinkypunks. Hobby lanterns. Fairy lights. Corpse candles. Fool’s fire. All of these whimsical names, which originated in Ireland, once referred to…


Purdue scientist sending tomatoes into space to study plant defense

October 16, 2019

By Brian Wallheimer Any trip to Mars, likely to take a year or longer, will require astronauts to grow at least some of their own…


Purdue scientist working to remove persistent chemicals from drinking water

October 15, 2019

By Brian Wallheimer Anyone who has enjoyed the ease of sliding a fried egg out of a Teflon-coated frying pan, not had to think twice…


Purdue partnering on 5G research to improve ag automation

October 10, 2019

By Brian Wallheimer Purdue University scientists are collaborating with colleagues at North Carolina State University and others on fifth-generation (5G) and beyond wireless network research…

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Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Kortany Baker

October 1, 2019

KORTANY BAKER “My dream job would be at the CDC, working on the most deadly pathogens. But a big part of me wants to go…


Agricultural economics graduates selected for prestigious World Bank program

September 30, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Francis Addeah Darko earned his Master’s and Ph.D. from Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics but his dreams of working for the World…


Dinner brings scholars and donors together

September 20, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  For students like Mikayla Applegate, an Agricultural Sciences Education and Communications (ASEC) senior, the scholarships she’s received over the years aren’t…

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Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Carmen Wickware

September 16, 2019

CARMEN WICKWARE “A lot of professors or PIs are interested in the role the microbiomes play. We have a lot of collaborative efforts going on.”…

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Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Travis Atkinson

September 3, 2019

TRAVIS ATKINSON “Back home in Jamaica, electricity is expensive, so businesses can’t compete very well. With cleaner, cheaper and more efficient energy, the entire economy…

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New horticulture teaching garden dedicated

August 26, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose On Aug, 23 one of Purdue University’s newly revitalized greenspaces was dedicated as the Jules Janick Horticulture Garden. Janick, the Troop…

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Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Hansel Mina

August 26, 2019

HANSEL MINA “With time, I can help others — farmers, growers, people that handle the food, people that grow the food. That motivates me, that…


How Purdue Extension is helping Hoosiers respond to emergencies

August 13, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Purdue Extension has a long history of serving rural communities across Indiana and Extension’s newest initiative exemplifies this tradition. On Aug.…

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Data: Indiana farmers markets as affordable as grocery stores

August 8, 2019

Ariana Torres discusses prices with a grower at the Lafayette Farmers Market. Photo by Tom Campbell By Brian Wallheimer In the midst of National Farmers…

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Summer internships introduce Colombian students to research at Purdue

August 6, 2019

Several of the seven students from Icesi University in Cali, Colombia, who completed 10-week research internships at Purdue this June and July are already making…


Six things you probably don’t know about kissing bugs

July 29, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  The Center for Disease Control recently issued a memo regarding the presence of the Triatoma sanguisuga insect in 12 states, including…


Lisa Mauer’s work unravels mysteries of processed foods

July 24, 2019

  By Emma Ea Ambrose Next time you’re at the grocery store you might spare a thought for Lisa Mauer, professor of food science and…


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