Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

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 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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Data: Indiana farmers markets as affordable as grocery stores

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Ariana Torres discusses prices with a grower at the Lafayette Farmers Market. Photo by Tom Campbell By Brian Wallheimer In the midst of National Farmers Market Week, a Purdue agricultural economist wants to dispel a persistent myth – that consumers can find better produce prices at the grocery store. Prices at a farmers market are…

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Hydroponic production technology to be featured at workshop

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 University News Story

Hydroponic agriculture is growing nationally at a rate of 3% to 4% per year. Current producers or those considering the use of hydroponics technology can get information on production and the latest technology at the fourth annual Greenhouse and Indoor…

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Student farm offering field day on small farm crop production

Thursday, June 13th, 2019 University News Story

The second annual Purdue Small Farm Educational Field Day, set for Aug. 1, will emphasize sustainability in small-scale fruit and vegetable production, in terms of plant health and business management.

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Student farm offering field day on small farm crop production

Thursday, June 13th, 2019 University News Story

The second annual Purdue Small Farm Educational Field Day, set for Aug. 1, will emphasize sustainability in small-scale fruit and vegetable production, in terms of plant health and business management.

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Behind the Research: Nathan Deppe

Friday, June 7th, 2019

About the feature Many people are involved in the remarkable range of programs, services and facilities that undergird research in the College of Agriculture. Collectively they’re integral to the college fulfilling its research mission. “Behind the Research” explores their individual roles. Each academic year, we profile six people whose work supports the College of Agriculture’s…

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Wines from around the U.S. earn top honors at INDY International

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 University News Story

Trinchero Family Estates of California was named Winery of the Year and 2018 Eagle Point White by Dubuque Heritage Winery of Iowa won Wine of the Year at the 2019 INDY International Wine Competition.

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