Horticulture & Landscape Architecture


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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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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Annual horticulture conference grows alongside the landscape of horticulture

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 University News Story

The 2020 Indiana Hort Conference and Expo (IHC) recently offered attendees expert advice, networking opportunities, resources and a glimpse into the future of horticulture. More than 500 attendees and 65 exhibitors attended the conference in Indianapol…

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Purdue Extension resources for Hoosier fruit, vegetable growers

Friday, January 31st, 2020 University News Story

Three updated resources from Purdue Extension will help Indiana fruit and vegetable growers stay on top of the latest crop management strategies and research.

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Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Omar Zayed

Friday, January 17th, 2020

OMAR ZAYED “Understanding plant tolerance mechanisms to overcome abiotic stress — and providing a new technique to help plants to be more resistant to salinity — could be the only future solution to secure food for the world.” — Omar Zayed, PhD candidate, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture   THE STUDENT Residents of Omar Zayed’s hometown…

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Hemp production featured at Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 University News Story

Hemp production, a hot topic in Indiana agriculture, will be covered from multiple angles at the upcoming Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo on Feb. 11-13 in Indianapolis.

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Conference to address connection between big data and food safety

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University is hosting the Big Data, Safe Food Conference on May 11-12, 2020. The first of its kind, the two-day conference will explore the intersection of big data and food safety through conversations with experts from industry, government and…

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Competitive spirit helps chop down barriers

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

by Courtney Maxwell Imagine a forester. There’s probably a lot of flannel, a big bushy beard, an athletic build, and you’re probably picturing a man. Kellee Edington doesn’t do flannel or beards, but she is an athlete, is tougher than hardwood, and stands out among her peers — even though she’s only 5 feet, 2…

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