Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI) students in the lab.

Purdue summer institute provides students with hands-on research experience in plant sciences

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

For most students, summer is a time to kick back, relax, and forget about the stress of school. But for 18 Indiana high schoolers and eight Purdue undergraduates, this summer meant science. ​Purdue’s Molecular Agriculture Summer Institutes (MASI) allow students to investigate plant and life sciences and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines by…

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Purdue Extension hosts hydroponics workshop

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue Extension will host a hydroponics workshop from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 8, at Purdue’s Whistler Hall of Agricultural Research, 170 S. University St., Room 116, West Lafayette.

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Growing Turf

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The Turf Science degree through the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (HLA) Department in Purdue’s College of Agriculture has a long history. For over half a century, students have enrolled as undergraduates to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree that prepares them for careers in the “green industry”. This includes golf course management, athletic field maintenance,…

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Students and faculty celebrating Arbor Day - Tree Campus USA

Purdue receives Tree Campus USA award

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, home to nearly 11,000 trees of more than 400 different varieties, was awarded its eighth consecutive Tree Campus USA award by the Arbor Day Foundation. The award was presented at the Earth Week/Arbor Day event on April 20 which recognized Purdue as a campus that maintains a tree advisory committee, utilizes…

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Down on the Farm

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

For 6 years, visitors near the Maxwell Tract on the west side of campus could see a working farm. Although rudimentary, the original farm offered Horticulture students an opportunity to get their hands dirty, literally, planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetable crops. Students were also involved in planning and design, and sales and marketing. But in…

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