Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

Mission to Mars

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 University News Story

Decades after the last human set foot on the moon, NASA is contemplating setting up a permanent base there or sending astronauts to Mars. Accomplishing those goals, however, will require a few green thumbs.

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Robin pitch in front of investors on Shark Tank

Boilermaker deploys skills to grow robotic lawn care

Friday, February 1st, 2019

By Chad Campbell Bart Lomont grew up on a grain farm in Allen County, Indiana, learning life-changing lessons. “Where else could you ever have the opportunity to manage 8-10 employees at the age of 13?” Lomont asked. Lomont’s heart was set on attending Purdue from a young age. “My father attended the agricultural winter short…

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Reham Mohamed with hydroponic lettuce and lights

Purdue helps Egypt go with the flow

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Reham Mohamed By Chad Campbell Reham Mohamed grew up in Egypt where she studied Integrated Pest Management to assist with her father’s farm. News of an imminent disruption to the River Nile’s water supply inspired Mohamed to research new methods in preparation for the future. “We may start suffering from the limiting of water in…

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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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Indiana Horticultural Congress to offer top crop of experts

Monday, December 17th, 2018 University News Story

The Indiana Horticultural Congress and Trade Show, held Feb. 12-14, will give fruit and vegetable producers and marketers from Indiana and surrounding states the opportunity to network while learning critical information about production, marketing, pe…

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Dr. Jian-Kang Zhu holds a plant in the lab

Study identifies mechanism that allows plants to tolerate salt

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer Purdue University scientists have discovered a signaling pathway necessary for plant salt tolerance. The findings are important for understanding how plants overcome some environmental stresses. High salt already affects about 20 percent of the world’s arable land, reducing crop yields. By 2050, it’s thought that around half of all crop land will…

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PULSe graduate student earns prestigious USDA predoctoral award

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Purdue Horticulture PhD candidate and Center for Plant Biology trainee Rachel McCoy is having a banner year. She is the first author of an article published in Horticulture Research, and her thesis research under Joshua Widhalm, assistant professor of horticulture, was validated and strengthened this spring with a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) predoctoral award….

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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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Purdue and Delaware State professors unravel century-old mystery

Thursday, September 6th, 2018 University News Story

The enigmatic Voynich manuscript, undecipherable to scholars for more than a century, is a 16th century Mexican manuscript, according to a new book written by Purdue University and Delaware State University professors.

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