Entomology

Police Tape at a sample crime scene

Purdue makes the case for forensic entomology

Friday, June 28th, 2019

“Pre-law and pre-med students are often needing to distinguish themselves from the herd,” explained forensic sciences program director Trevor Stamper. His advice: stand out from your competition through forensic entomology. “Purdue’s new concentration is unique,” said Stamper, “because it is the first formal area of concentration in forensic entomology ever worldwide. Nobody has ever done…

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Pesticides found in monarchs’ milkweed near farm fields

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 University News Story

Conservation organizations across the United States plant milkweed to combat the loss of monarch butterflies, whose populations have declined around 90 percent in the last two decades. Where they plant may be important, according to a Purdue University…

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Rapid cross-resistance bringing cockroaches closer to invincibility

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 University News Story

Cockroaches are serious threats to human health. They carry dozens of types of bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella, that can sicken people. And the saliva, feces and body parts they leave behind may not only trigger allergies and asthma but could …

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College of Agriculture announces three major awards

Monday, June 10th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently announced its 2019 awards for excellence in research, promoting the core land-grant mission and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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College of Agriculture announces three major awards

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently announced its 2019 awards for excellence in research, promoting the core land grant mission and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Agricultural Research Award, the Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land Grant Mission Award and the TEAM award will be granted respectively to Ian Kaplan, professor of entomology; Haley Oliver, associate professor…

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Specialist hired to assist farmers with industrial hemp production

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 University News Story

Marguerite Bolt, who recently received her master’s degree in entomology from Purdue University and also has a background in horticulture and beekeeping, has been appointed as Purdue Extension’s first hemp production specialist.

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Meigs high tunnel field day to help growers boost production

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 University News Story

A July 18 field day will offer a variety of information for producers interested in learning more about high-tunnel production of cantaloupes, cucumbers and tomatoes.

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Bug Appetit

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

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Don’t bug out when you learn about this chef’s key ingredient

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  A few years ago, Joseph Yoon, professional chef and executive director of Brooklyn Bugs, learned three interesting facts. One: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recommended in a 2013 report that edible insects are a sustainable source of protein that could help stem the tide of growing food…

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Online tool identifies best and safest places to keep bees

Monday, April 1st, 2019 University News Story

Honeybees play essential roles in pollinating plants that humans and animals rely on for food. Declines in bee populations – including 20 percent of honeybee colonies per year in Indiana – threaten our food supply. Insecticide exposure, loss of floweri…

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