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Six things you probably don’t know about kissing bugs

July 29, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  The Center for Disease Control recently issued a memo regarding the presence of the Triatoma sanguisuga insect in 12 states, including…


How these Indiana 4-H youths put themselves in the shoes of the less fortunate

June 17, 2019

By: Emma Ea Ambrose  “We sacrificed our baby so we could eat dinner,” Bennett, an Indiana 4-H member from Hendricks County explained to a group…


College of Agriculture announces three major awards

June 7, 2019

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently announced its 2019 awards for excellence in research, promoting the core land grant mission and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Agricultural…


Horticulture professor one of eight faculty Fulbright Scholars

May 3, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  “A lot of people don’t know this, but tomatoes originated in the Andes Mountains,” Lori Hoagland, associate professor of Horticulture said.…

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Extension Steps In

March 15, 2019

How Purdue Extension is shoring up mental health care in Indiana


AgrAbility helps veterans launch and maintain careers in agriculture

March 5, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Mike Mosier, a Marine Corps veteran, completed three tours of service, two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, before retiring from…


Groundhogs can’t predict the weather but they do poop underground

January 30, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose Groundhogs are good at many things, said Brian MacGowan, Purdue University Extension wildlife specialist and Forestry and Natural Resources Extension coordinator,…

A collection of photos from 2018

10 Most Read Stories of 2018

December 19, 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…


Why it’s so hard to forecast a white Christmas

December 14, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  No matter how you might feel about cold weather, who doesn’t dream of a white Christmas? Every December, forecasts abound on…

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Purdue works to flip switch on rural ‘Internet darkness’

December 13, 2018

For those with broadband Internet, it often seems as if we are inundated with streaming movies, social media and the occasional entertaining cat video. That…

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Haley Oliver brings esteemed national lecture to Purdue

December 11, 2018

By Chad Campbell Haley Oliver, Associate Professor of Food Science, was the first woman to present the Justin Smith Morrill Memorial Lecture in early November…

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2018 Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award presented to Douglass Jacobs

December 3, 2018

By Chad Campbell   Douglass Jacobs, the Fred M. van Eck Professor of Forest Biology and Associate Head for Extension in the Department of Forestry…

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Needles in a snowbank, finding the right species of Christmas tree

November 27, 2018

By Chad Campbell Farming cycles out of the spotlight after harvest, yet many families make their most calculated and celebrated plant purchase every winter. The…

A single, hydroponic plant

Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry

November 16, 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…


Here’s how to safely prepare Thanksgiving dinner

November 15, 2018

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…

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

October 22, 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…


PICS: How a technology scaled up to reach millions

September 13, 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…

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

August 28, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose   Ventura. Crimson Pearl. Verona. These are just some of the new grape varieties the Purdue Wine Grape Team cultivates at…

Purdue's Panel of Experts at the 2018 Indiana State Fair.

Purdue Experts Analyze Agricultural Market in Light of Tariffs and Record Yields

August 15, 2018

By Chad Campbell In the hours following the release of the USDA’s highly anticipated August Crop Production Report on Aug. 10, six Purdue experts assembled…

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INDY International attracts wines from across the globe and judges from across the country

June 6, 2018

Jill Blume, enology specialist with the Department of Food Science, and Katie Barnett, wine grape marketing Extension specialist, demonstrate the process of judging a wine…


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