Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

Study: Hormone keys plant growth or stress tolerance, but not both

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 University News Story

Plants that grow well tend to be sensitive to heat and drought, and plants that can handle those stresses often have stunted growth. A Purdue University plant scientist has found the switch that creates that antagonism, opening opportunities to develop…

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Purdue Extension providing statewide training to help growers meet Produce Safety Rule requirements

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 University News Story

During 2018, the Purdue Extension produce safety training team will provide training for growers, packers, processors and sellers of fresh produce. Training sessions will be held at seven locations throughout Indiana in 2018 to help companies and indiv…

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Networking opportunities, educational sessions highlight 2018 Indiana Small Farm Conference agenda

Friday, December 1st, 2017 University News Story

Small-scale farming has become an increasingly important part of Indiana’s $11.2 billion agricultural industry. According to the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture, approximately 75 percent of Hoosier farms were less than 180 acres. Other studies show that nearly half the farms in the state are 50 acres or fewer.

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Purdue Center for Plant Biology members receive seed grant funding for research

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 University News Story

Seven teams of Purdue Center for Plant Biology (PCPB) faculty will receive seed grant funding for various projects aimed at advancing basic plant biology.

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Purdue-affiliated apple gaining popularity for organic production in France

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 University News Story

A French company has obtained worldwide exclusive rights to Juliet, a Purdue-affiliated apple gaining popularity for organic production.

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Indiana Horticultural Congress offers lessons for vegetable farmers

Monday, November 6th, 2017 University News Story

Vegetable farmers will be able to learn new information and techniques during the 2018 Indiana Horticultural Congress Feb. 13-15, 2018, at the Marriott East, 7202 E. 21st St., in Indianapolis.

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Indiana Horticultural Congress set for Feb. 13-15

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 University News Story

Growers of fruits, vegetables, wine grapes or flowers can learn more about production practices, processing, marketing, agritourism, pest and disease control, farm management and food safety at the Indiana Horticultural Congress and Trade Show, Feb. 13…

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Apple trees bear more fruit when surrounded by good neighbors

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 University News Story

Apple growers want to get the most out of their high-value cultivars, and a Purdue University study shows they might want to focus on the types of apples they plant near those cash crops.

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Purdue student name Udall Foundation Scholar

Friday, October 6th, 2017 University News Story

The Udall Foundation has named Purdue University student Sabrina Myoda a 2017 Udall Scholar.  Myoda is among 50 U.S. students across the nation to receive the prestigious award.

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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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