Entomology

A collection of photos from 2018

10 Most Read Stories of 2018

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex In March, Purdue formally dedicated its new 123,000 square-foot animal sciences complex, boosting the university’s commitment to Indiana’s vital food animal production industry. “These wonderful state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, and interactive spaces bring together students, faculty, and staff in ways that will foster collaboration, spark new ideas,…

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Mosquito on a net close-up view

‘Platinum-level’ genome will advance Purdue mosquito research

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer A new and thorough genome sequence for the Aedes aegypti mosquito will help Purdue University entomologists develop more effective controls for the insects, which are known to carry and transmit the viruses that cause Zika, yellow fever and dengue fever. Purdue University scientists, including Catherine Hill, professor of entomology, and Shruti Sharan…

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Scientists, high school students find new pathogens hiding in Indiana ticks

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 University News Story

Almost anyone spending time outdoors knows about the link between ticks and Lyme disease. But there may be far more lurking in tick bites than previously thought, including a number of pathogens that have recently come to light and hundreds of bacteria that could play significant roles in bite victims’ health and outcomes.

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Booths at the Career Fair

Agricultural Career Fair Showcases Great Demand

Monday, October 8th, 2018

By Chad Campbell Purdue University’s College of Agriculture Fall Career Fair provides students and employers a one-of-a-kind opportunity. “We’ve been told by recruiters across the nation that we may not be the largest fair, but we are the best as far as students being prepared,” said Sherrelyn Meyer, Purdue’s assistant director of Career Services. The…

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College of Agriculture hits milestone undergrad enrollment

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture welcomed 2,803 undergraduate students this fall, marking its largest undergraduate enrollment since 1980. Hoosier students make up 76 percent of those enrolled, and 60 percent are female students.

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Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina giving his keynote speech

Scale Up Conference attracts hundreds from around the world to Purdue

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Efe Omudu isn’t shy about sharing his failures. “I’d run about five businesses in the span of six years and I failed in almost all of them because they were not sustainable,” Omudu said. Omudu is from Nigeria, a country and eco­­nomy heavily reliant on agriculture. His business ventures focused on…

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Purdue Scale Up Conference opens with talks by Mitch Daniels and Akinwumi Adesina

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 University News Story

Expanding technologies that can improve and save millions of lives will be the focus of Purdue University’s Scale Up Conference on Tuesday (Sept. 25) through Thursday (Sept. 27), the first of its kind in North America.

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Purdue driving conversation about how agriculture technologies can be scaled up to save lives around the world

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 University News Story

Expanding technologies that can improve and save millions of lives will be the focus of Purdue University’s Scale Up Conference on Sept. 25-27, the first of its kind in North America.

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PICS: How a technology scaled up to reach millions

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Why do we turn on our radios? For music, entertainment and maybe for news, if we’re feeling virtuous. Hardly anyone in the United States would say they turn on their radios for the advertisements. But if you’re a farmer in Eastern or Western Africa, a radio advertisement could be the difference between your family eating…

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Crops in a High Tunnel

Using predators to control pests easier said than done in high tunnels

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 University News Story

By Brian Wallheimer A Purdue University entomologist suggests that high-tunnel fruit and vegetable growers carefully consider species and tunnel construction when using natural enemies to control pest insect species. Laura Ingwell, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Entomology, studies pest-control methods in protected agricultural systems. She’s interested in determining best practices for fruit and…

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