Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

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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Growing plants about nurturing potential

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

by Audrey Halsey If you stepped inside Brittany Weerts’ greenhouse, the first thing you would notice is how beautiful, colorful, and organized the plants look.  Giving great time and detail to keep the greenhouse looking its best is just another day in the life of Brittany Weerts, who earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from…

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Purdue apple innovator elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 University News Story

Jules Janick, a distinguished horticulture professor in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

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Registration open for Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Monday, November 18th, 2019 University News Story

The Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo will feature more than 150 education sessions, a trade show and networking events for fruit, wine, vegetable, hemp and other growers on Feb. 11-13. Experts from Purdue University, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and a…

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Indiana is one of the country’s top pumpkin growers. Also, another name for Jack o’ Lantern is Hinkypunk.

Friday, October 25th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Hinkypunks. Hobby lanterns. Fairy lights. Corpse candles. Fool’s fire. All of these whimsical names, which originated in Ireland, once referred to the other-worldly lights of evil spirits that would appear in the night above bogs and swamplands. Centuries before science would explain away these ethereal flares as the ignition of decomposing…

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State wineries helping Purdue celebrate anniversary with ‘Giant Leaps’ labeled wines

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 University News Story

As Purdue’s 150th anniversary celebration nears its culmination, the university has teamed up with three award-winning Indiana wineries to produce specially labeled wines that will be served at select campus events.

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Meet the College of Agriculture’s newest faculty members

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose As the semester kicks-off hundreds of new faces crop up across the College of Agriculture’s campus. Not all of these unfamiliar faces are freshmen and transfer students, however. Ten faculty members are also joining the college this semester in the departments of agricultural economics, animal sciences, entomology, forestry and natural resources…

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New horticulture teaching garden christened

New horticulture teaching garden dedicated

Monday, August 26th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose On Aug, 23 one of Purdue University’s newly revitalized greenspaces was dedicated as the Jules Janick Horticulture Garden. Janick, the Troop Distinguished Professor in the horticulture and landscape architecture (HLA) department and director of the Center for New Crops and Plant Products, recently led the effort to renovate this space. The…

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Garden honors horticulture professor’s contributions

Monday, August 26th, 2019 University News Story

Jules Janick’s career at Purdue University has spanned nearly seven decades, from 1951 when he began as a graduate student, to today as the James Troop Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for New Crops and Plant Products. Janick’s commit…

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Purdue field day provides info on small-farm crops

Monday, August 19th, 2019 University News Story

According to attendees and organizers alike, this year’s Purdue Small Farm Education Field Day, which consisted of lectures and on-farm demonstrations, provided excellent guidance for small-scale growers.

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