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Purdue Agriculture’s 20 most-read stories of 2020

Monday, January 4th, 2021

“2020 was a year unlike any other, with numerous challenges, opportunities and accomplishments across our college,” said Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture. “Through it all we were proud to share Purdue Agriculture’s stories with the incredible community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and so many other supporters.”

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PICS receives national award for exemplary community engagement

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 University News Story

In recognition of its extraordinary community engagement initiatives, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has named Purdue University and Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) an exemplary designee.

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SARE grants to support Purdue’s sustainable agriculture programs

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 University News Story

Faculty, staff and graduate students from the Purdue College of Agriculture and Purdue Extension were recently awarded eight North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program grants, accounting for over 20% of the $…

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Center for Plant Biology boosts Purdue’s plant sciences profile

Monday, September 21st, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many aspects of life on the Purdue campus to change. Faculty and graduate students are rising to the challenge, redesigning lab courses in creative and innovative ways.

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Ag labs rise to COVID challenge

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many aspects of life on the Purdue campus to change. Faculty and graduate students are rising to the challenge, redesigning lab courses in creative and innovative ways.

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Virtual field days present challenges and benefits

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Hundreds of green industry professionals gather every summer for Purdue’s Turf and Landscape Field Day. As COVID-19 spread, so did the realization that 2020’s event would look different.

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Entomology professor receives USDA grant to work with Hoosier beekeepers

Thursday, July 30th, 2020 University News Story

Beekeepers have many options available to them when deciding on where to purchase their colonies. They can buy locally, import from large out-of-state producers or buy specially-bred stocks. This decision could impact their businesses in the long run.

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Plant scientists maintain critical research to save data and irreplaceable plants

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

The College of Agriculture accounted for more than a third of Purdue researchers who asked for access and support to continue critical research when facilities closed this spring.

With about 15 wiliwili trees in the Lilly Greenhouses, and only 150 left in the wild after an insect pest decimated its population, Purdue oversees an important concentration of this deciduous tree native to Hawaii. Scott McAdam, assistant professor of botany and plant pathology, has been growing the trees for three years.

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What you need to know to start your own pollinator garden

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Bats, beetles, flies, moths, birds, butterflies and bees: can you guess what all these have in common?

They can all be pollinators and, in many parts of the country, including the Midwest, their populations are under threat. Increased urbanization, use of pesticides, global warming and many other factors have severely diminished pollinator populations throughout North America.

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Graduate researcher tracks billbugs

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Marian Rodriguez-Soto remembers visiting her aunt’s garden as a young girl and being puzzled by the cabbages. Some looked different, so she asked her aunt for an explanation. “She told me they were sick,” Rodriguez-Soto recalled. “I was little, so my mind was blown – I didn’t believe that plants got sick.”

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Purdue seeking citizen scientists with time to track down ticks

Monday, May 11th, 2020 University News Story

Hoosiers and residents of neighboring states looking for something to do while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic could consider becoming citizen scientists.

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It’s extremely unlikely mosquitoes can transmit COVID-19 Purdue professor says

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 University News Story

There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by mosquitoes, a Purdue University professor says.

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