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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Brooklyn Bugs chef, Purdue prof ask: ‘What IF eating insects saved the planet?’

Friday, March 29th, 2019 University News Story

What if you could save the planet by eating bugs? That not only might be a possibility, but in some parts of the world, eating insects isn’t a novel idea. Some researchers and chefs are working to demystify the concept of edible insects.

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Event to generate some buzz on importance of pollinators

Monday, March 25th, 2019 University News Story

If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about the birds and the bees — and other important species of pollinators — Purdue Extension-Floyd County is teaming up with the Spring Valley Beekeepers and Sunnyside Master Gardeners to make it possible.

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Study identifies essential oil compounds most toxic to bed bugs

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 University News Story

The synthetic pesticides used to control bed bug infestations face two problems: the insects are gaining a tolerance to them, and many consumers are looking for ‘green’ alternatives they consider safer to spray in their living spaces.

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Bed bugs in the seam of a mattress

Can bed bugs stand the heat? Purdue entomologist puts them to the test

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

By Brian Wallheimer The difficulty of eliminating all bed bugs from a home started to worry some entomologists and exterminators. What if bed bugs could evolve and acquire a tolerance for the high-heat treatments often seen as the gold standard to eliminate this pest? That fear can be crossed off the list, thanks to a…

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Indiana students, citizen scientists sought for statewide tick hunts

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s Tick INsiders program is looking for 50 Indiana high school students and other Indiana residents willing to roll down their sleeves to get involved in a citizen science project.

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Purdue experts encourage ‘citizen scientists’ to report invasive species

Monday, February 25th, 2019 University News Story

National Invasive Species Awareness Week kicked off on Feb. 25 (Monday) and runs through March 3 (Sunday).

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