Entomology

Central Indiana Field Day set for Aug. 29

Friday, August 10th, 2018 University News Story

The 2018 Central Indiana Field Day will bring together experts to share information with attendees on a wide range of topics that impact the agricultural industry such as unmanned aerial vehicles, weed research, cover crops and entomology, and state tr…

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Sophomore brings pet tarantulas to campus

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Hunter McGraw Spiderman. Bug kid. Tarantula keeper. Nick Cazzaniga could be called all these things. He shrugs it off. When you have more than two dozen pet tarantulas like he does, nicknames come with the territory. “They’re my beloved pets but also part of my passion and my career,” Cazzaniga said. “They’re something that…

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Purdue Plant Science symposium focuses on food security

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University graduate students will discuss the ‘Future of Food Security’ at the third annual Purdue Graduate Student Plant Science Symposium Aug. 2. The event is part of the Plant Science Symposia series sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, the agri…

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Plaut chosen to lead College of Agriculture

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 University News Story

Karen Plaut is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.

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Purdue NOW – PICS bags

Monday, March 19th, 2018 University News Story

The internationally recognized Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bag, a specially designed bag to prevent insect-caused post-harvest losses for farmers in developing countries, is now commercially available for farmers worldwide.

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Chemical-free, low-cost crop storage bags that preserve food longer now commercially available

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 University News Story

The internationally recognized Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bag, a specially designed bag to prevent insect-caused post-harvest losses for farmers in developing countries, is now commercially available for farmers worldwide.

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Death by termite: Purdue entomologist uses natural cravings to control invasive ants

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Invasive ants, with colonies often numbering in the millions, are a problem on every continent except Antarctica. They often enter countries on cargo ships and quickly dominate landscapes, outcompeting native species and disrupting ecological balances. Entomologists have insecticides designed to smell and taste appealing to these ants, but they’re not always effective. Sometimes the ants…

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Death by termite: Purdue entomologist uses natural cravings to control invasive ants

Monday, February 19th, 2018 University News Story

Poisonous baits are designed to smell and taste like foods that pest insects might want to consume, with varying degrees of success in controlling the pests. But a Purdue University entomologist has found a better way — giving the insects exactly what they want rather than a knock-off.

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Michiana grain production workshop set for March

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 University News Story

Registration is underway for the 2018 Michiana Irrigated Corn and Soybean Production Workshop, hosted by Purdue Extension.

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Boiler Gold Rush

Purdue’s top-ranked College of Agriculture continues upward trend with enrollment numbers

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

As part of an ongoing trend, enrollment numbers at Purdue’s College of Agriculture – ranked 8th in the world – remained strong, reflecting students’ growing interest in agriculture-related majors. The College of Agriculture, which offers 31 different majors ranging from agribusiness to turf management and wildlife, welcomed 643 new undergraduate students as part of its…

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