Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

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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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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