Extension

A single, hydroponic plant

Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry

Friday, November 16th, 2018

By Chad Campbell When Horticulture Assistant Professor Krishna Nemali joined Purdue in July 2016, he immediately began to develop a program as new to the school as he was. Nemali studied agriculture in India before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and spending nine years as a scientist in controlled environment crop physiology…

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Here’s how to safely prepare Thanksgiving dinner

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

https://ag.purdue.edu/stories/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/VID_20181109_141855-converted-with-Clipchamp.mp4 By Emma Ea Ambrose  Two years ago three people in California died from a foodborne illness they contracted during a Thanksgiving dinner served at their church. Yaohua “Betty” Feng, professor in the Department of Food Science and food safety expert, said this case was extreme, but emphasizes that every year people victim to foodborne…

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Jacobs receives Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award

Monday, November 12th, 2018 University News Story

Seventeen years ago, nurseries around Indiana were fertilizing seedlings in a very different way. It’s no accident that this began changing shortly after Douglass Jacobs joined Purdue Agriculture’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources in 2001. Jacobs’ research concentrates on the restoration and reforestation of forest trees, especially hardwoods, which are abundant in Indiana.

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Crop adviser conference to offer ag professionals practical management info to boost knowledge, career growth

Monday, November 5th, 2018 University News Story

Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn from top experts about crop, nutrient and pest management, and soil and water conservation during the 2018 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference.

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Purdue and Midwest Regional Climate Center forecast unpredictable winter

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 University News Story

Indiana’s winter will be just as unpredictable as every other season this year.

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Jayson Lusk on U.S. Farm Report

U.S. Farm Report’s College Roadshow Films at Purdue

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

By Chad Campbell Friday, U.S. Farm Report and AgriTalk Live broadcasted in front of the VOSS Model Sculpture with agricultural economics experts from Purdue, a gathering of luminaries. U.S. Farm Report’s panel of Purdue guests included Agricultural Economics Department head and distinguished professor Jayson Lusk; professor and director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture Jim Mintert;…

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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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Workshops to help explore sustainable ag funding opportunities

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University Extension is hosting a series of free workshops to help farmers, educators and researchers with projects related to sustainable agriculture get the funding to turn their ideas into reality.

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A bunch of grapes at the Meigs Farms

How the Purdue Wine Grape team is introducing new grape varieties and fighting damaging pathogens

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 University News Story

By Emma Ea Ambrose Ventura. Crimson Pearl. Verona. These are just some of the new grape varieties the Purdue Wine Grape Team cultivates at the Throckmorton/Meigs Purdue Agricultural Center. They grow roughly 70 varieties, which horticulture professor Bruce Bordelon says just scratches the surface of all the different grapes. The Wine Grape Team grows grape…

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Purdue Extension to offer produce safety trainings

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 University News Story

Purdue Extension is offering produce food safety training sessions at locations throughout Indiana to aid farms and growers in learning the basics of food safety and assist in establishing safety programs for their operations.

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