Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

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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Method for identifying key regulator genes may speed improvements in fertilizer use and other efficiencies

Monday, May 14th, 2018 University News Story

When a plant is introduced to an abundant patch of water or fertilizer, a cascade of genetic and molecular actions lead to beneficial physiological responses such as root development and increased biomass. Identifying the genes involved in the early mo…

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Career takes root in starting new plants

Monday, April 9th, 2018

By Hannah Tucker Chelsea Maupin is obsessed with plants, but you need to see her apartment to believe it. Small succulents perch on the windowsills. A bookcase in the living room is dedicated to green things of all shapes and sizes. Potted plants line the perimeter of her deck. Perhaps this obsession is hereditary. She…

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‘How to Feed the World’ offers practical, positive solutions to food insecurity

Monday, March 19th, 2018 University News Story

A new book of essays by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Purdue University helps readers understand how decisions made today by farmers, scientists, policymakers, educators and consumers are vital to ensuring global food security in coming …

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Senior Chelsea Maupin just keeps moving toward her degree

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Just reading through Chelsea Maupin’s resume is exhausting. The Purdue University senior, majoring in sustainable food and farming systems and minoring in international studies in agriculture, doesn’t like to stay still for long. In addition to a demanding course load, she is active in a variety of student groups, including the Purdue Student Farm Organization,…

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New resources from Purdue Extension help keep Hoosier fruit, vegetable growers informed

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 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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