Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

‘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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Get a jump on spring planting at Indiana Small Farm Conference

Friday, January 19th, 2018 University News Story

As much of the Midwest shivered during a mid-January blast of arctic cold temperatures, organizers of the 2018 Indiana Small Farm Conference and trade show were looking forward to the warm sun of spring.

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Study: Hormone keys plant growth or stress tolerance, but not both

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 University News Story

Plants that grow well tend to be sensitive to heat and drought, and plants that can handle those stresses often have stunted growth. A Purdue University plant scientist has found the switch that creates that antagonism, opening opportunities to develop…

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Purdue Extension providing statewide training to help growers meet Produce Safety Rule requirements

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 University News Story

During 2018, the Purdue Extension produce safety training team will provide training for growers, packers, processors and sellers of fresh produce. Training sessions will be held at seven locations throughout Indiana in 2018 to help companies and indiv…

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Networking opportunities, educational sessions highlight 2018 Indiana Small Farm Conference agenda

Friday, December 1st, 2017 University News Story

Small-scale farming has become an increasingly important part of Indiana’s $11.2 billion agricultural industry. According to the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture, approximately 75 percent of Hoosier farms were less than 180 acres. Other studies show that nearly half the farms in the state are 50 acres or fewer.

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Purdue Center for Plant Biology members receive seed grant funding for research

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 University News Story

Seven teams of Purdue Center for Plant Biology (PCPB) faculty will receive seed grant funding for various projects aimed at advancing basic plant biology.

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Purdue-affiliated apple gaining popularity for organic production in France

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 University News Story

A French company has obtained worldwide exclusive rights to Juliet, a Purdue-affiliated apple gaining popularity for organic production.

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Indiana Horticultural Congress offers lessons for vegetable farmers

Monday, November 6th, 2017 University News Story

Vegetable farmers will be able to learn new information and techniques during the 2018 Indiana Horticultural Congress Feb. 13-15, 2018, at the Marriott East, 7202 E. 21st St., in Indianapolis.

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