Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

Seedlings

Center for Plant Biology boosts Purdue’s plant sciences profile

Monday, September 21st, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many aspects of life on the Purdue campus to change. Faculty and graduate students are rising to the challenge, redesigning lab courses in creative and innovative ways.

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“Peter Hirst, Purdue Extension fruit specialist, speaks with Calvin Beasley, owner of Beasley’s Orchard, during filming of the virtual fruit and vegetable field day.”

Purdue Extension steps in to help Hoosier fruit growers

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

From juicy red strawberries to sweet apples and melons, Indiana is home to many fruit growers. While each year presents its challenges in the field, this year Indiana faced an unfortunate late frost event, causing crop damage during a crucial point in the growing period. Outside of the fields, growers faced another challenge, creating a safe and healthy environment for employees and customers.

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Virtual field days present challenges and benefits

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Hundreds of green industry professionals gather every summer for Purdue’s Turf and Landscape Field Day. As COVID-19 spread, so did the realization that 2020’s event would look different.

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Grass Seed

For a healthy lawn in 2021, seed and feed now

Monday, August 17th, 2020

“You may notice that some areas of your lawn have declined or died this summer,” said Cale Bigelow, a professor of horticulture at Purdue University. “That can happen to anyone. It is nothing to beat yourself up over and does not mean you are a failure as a green thumb. You can fix the problem.”

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Carrots

What you need to know to start your own pollinator garden

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Bats, beetles, flies, moths, birds, butterflies and bees: can you guess what all these have in common?

They can all be pollinators and, in many parts of the country, including the Midwest, their populations are under threat. Increased urbanization, use of pesticides, global warming and many other factors have severely diminished pollinator populations throughout North America.

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Mower wheel

Horticulture professor shares essential advice for a healthy lawn

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

“Plants don’t know COVID-19 is here,” said Cale Bigelow, a professor of horticulture at Purdue University. “They don’t know if it’s a weekend or holiday. They’ve still got to be taken care of.”

With Americans spending more time at home, Bigelow sees an opportunity for homeowners to tackle postponed lawn care projects and get their yards in top shape. Bigelow shared his advice on how to have a healthy lawn.

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Celebrate Hoosier wines during Wine Grape Month

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 University News Story

June is Indiana’s Wine Grape Month and the Purdue Wine Grape Team encourages people to celebrate by visiting Indiana’s wineries.

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Landscape architecture graduate works with grassroots project to reimagine an Indiana brownfield

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

“I’m a break dancer. That’s how I first became interested in issues of environmental justice,” Shuangwen Yang, a 2020 landscape architecture graduate, said.

Yang was explaining why she wanted to pursue a landscape architecture project focused on environmental justice for her capstone project and how she became involved in a Hartford City, Ind., initiative to reimagine a brownfield site and cancer cluster.

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Turf and Landscape Field Day to go online

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 University News Story

Green industry professionals from landscape firms, lawn care companies, golf courses, sports turf companies, garden centers and more are invited to the 2020 Turf and Landscape Virtual Field Day hosted by the Purdue University Department of Horticulture…

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Purdue Student Farm is helping to stock local food pantries with fresh produce

Thursday, April 9th, 2020 University News Story

Amid rising economic insecurity and heightened uncertainty, the Purdue Student Farm is doing all it can to keep its local community healthy and well-fed. The usual outlets the farm sells to, mainly campus dining venues, are closed due to the COVID-19 v…

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Risk of E. coli in hydroponic and aquaponic systems may be greater than once thought

Monday, April 6th, 2020 University News Story

A spate of foodborne illnesses in leafy greens and other produce in recent years has sickened consumers and disrupted growers and supply chains. It’s been thought that hydroponic and aquaponic systems could reduce these issues since there is little opp…

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Individuals recognized for outstanding service at Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 University News Story

Each year, the Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo (IHC) offers attendees expertise, networking opportunities and resources on all topics surrounding horticulture. Eight individuals were honored for their past contributions and long-standing comm…

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Purdue horticulture professor earns award for illuminating secrets of the Voynich manuscript

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 University News Story

Jules Janick, Purdue University’s James Troop Distinguished Professor of Horticulture, recently earned The American Botanical Council (ABC) James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award for his 2019 book “Flora of the Voynich Codex: An Explora…

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All wine enthusiasts invited to join Purdue Wine Grape Team on tour of Walla Walla, Washington

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 University News Story

Participants of Tour de Walla Walla, April 19-24, will witness wine production from vine to bottle as they visit vineyards and wineries in southeast Washington.

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