Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

Meigs high tunnel field day to help growers boost production

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 University News Story

A July 18 field day will offer a variety of information for producers interested in learning more about high-tunnel production of cantaloupes, cucumbers and tomatoes.

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Horticulture professor one of eight faculty Fulbright Scholars

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  “A lot of people don’t know this, but tomatoes originated in the Andes Mountains,” Lori Hoagland, associate professor of Horticulture said. “For that reason, understanding soil biodiversity there has major implications for developing new disease resistant tomato varieties.” This research is the basis for the Fulbright Scholar Award Hoagland recently received…

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Urban agriculture workshops to help producers learn, network

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension-Marion County has launched its first series of urban agriculture workshops designed to help urban gardeners and farmers add to their skill set while networking with other growers.

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INDY International Wine Competition Draws Global Attention

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 University News Story

The Purdue Wine Grape Team will host the 28th annual INDY International Wine Competition on May 22-23 in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms.

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INDY International Wine Competition Draws Global Attention

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 University News Story

The Purdue Wine Grape Team will host the 28th annual INDY International Wine Competition on May 22-23 in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms.

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Mission to Mars

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 University News Story

Decades after the last human set foot on the moon, NASA is contemplating setting up a permanent base there or sending astronauts to Mars. Accomplishing those goals, however, will require a few green thumbs.

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Robin pitch in front of investors on Shark Tank

Boilermaker deploys skills to grow robotic lawn care

Friday, February 1st, 2019

By Chad Campbell Bart Lomont grew up on a grain farm in Allen County, Indiana, learning life-changing lessons. “Where else could you ever have the opportunity to manage 8-10 employees at the age of 13?” Lomont asked. Lomont’s heart was set on attending Purdue from a young age. “My father attended the agricultural winter short…

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Reham Mohamed with hydroponic lettuce and lights

Purdue helps Egypt go with the flow

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Reham Mohamed By Chad Campbell Reham Mohamed grew up in Egypt where she studied Integrated Pest Management to assist with her father’s farm. News of an imminent disruption to the River Nile’s water supply inspired Mohamed to research new methods in preparation for the future. “We may start suffering from the limiting of water in…

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A collection of photos from 2018

10 Most Read Stories of 2018

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex In March, Purdue formally dedicated its new 123,000 square-foot animal sciences complex, boosting the university’s commitment to Indiana’s vital food animal production industry. “These wonderful state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, and interactive spaces bring together students, faculty, and staff in ways that will foster collaboration, spark new ideas,…

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Indiana Horticultural Congress to offer top crop of experts

Monday, December 17th, 2018 University News Story

The Indiana Horticultural Congress and Trade Show, held Feb. 12-14, will give fruit and vegetable producers and marketers from Indiana and surrounding states the opportunity to network while learning critical information about production, marketing, pe…

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