Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

Purdue and Delaware State professors unravel century-old mystery

Thursday, September 6th, 2018 University News Story

The enigmatic Voynich manuscript, undecipherable to scholars for more than a century, is a 16th century Mexican manuscript, according to a new book written by Purdue University and Delaware State University professors.

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Unraveling the Voynich code – Photo Gallery

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

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A bunch of grapes at the Meigs Farms

How the Purdue Wine Grape team is introducing new grape varieties and fighting damaging pathogens

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 University News Story

By Emma Ea Ambrose Ventura. Crimson Pearl. Verona. These are just some of the new grape varieties the Purdue Wine Grape Team cultivates at the Throckmorton/Meigs Purdue Agricultural Center. They grow roughly 70 varieties, which horticulture professor Bruce Bordelon says just scratches the surface of all the different grapes. The Wine Grape Team grows grape…

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Turf alumnus thrives on the big stage

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Caitlin Yoder Game days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis start quietly. Players make their way to the field to start warming up. And Erik Harlow, the stadium’s turf manager, enjoys talking with the trainers and personnel from the teams. Harlow watches the game-day atmosphere build. Over the course of the morning, things turn…

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Greenhouse workshop aims to promote sustainable growing practices

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is offering a Greenhouse and Indoor Hydroponics Workshop on Sept. 5, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Room 1159 of Pfendler Hall, 715 W. State St. Participants will learn about optimal conditions for growing hydroponic lettuce, including nutrient recipes, production systems, artificial lighting practices and optimal temperatures for lettuce.

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Purdue Plant Science symposium focuses on food security

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University graduate students will discuss the ‘Future of Food Security’ at the third annual Purdue Graduate Student Plant Science Symposium Aug. 2. The event is part of the Plant Science Symposia series sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, the agri…

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Marta Martin

Golfer sees more than just a playing surface on the course

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

By Caitlin Yoder “Golf teaches you how to relax in those moments when everything is stressful and you feel like it’s going to be the end of the world, and you’re nervous,” said Marta Martin, a senior turf science major from Madrid, Spain. “I think that it teaches you how to be calm and relaxed…

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Farmers drop organic labels over certification process, access to markets, study says

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 University News Story

Midwestern fruit and vegetable farmers are more likely than their counterparts in other regions to give up federal organic certification, according to a Purdue University study. Access to organic markets and consumers as well as the demands of obtainin…

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CRISPR-edited rice plants produce major boost in grain yield

Monday, May 21st, 2018 University News Story

A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop a variety of rice that produces 25-31 percent more grain and would have been virtually impossible to create through …

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Plaut chosen to lead College of Agriculture

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 University News Story

Karen Plaut is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.

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