Purdue study downgrades Arctic methane emissions thanks to soil microbes

Monday, March 30th, 2020 University News Story

Rising global temperatures are expected to thaw Arctic permafrost, reinvigorating the microorganisms that live in the region’s carbon-rich soils. When that happens, those microbes will begin consuming the carbon stored in the permafrost and emitting ma…

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Individuals recognized for outstanding service at Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 University News Story

Each year, the Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo (IHC) offers attendees expertise, networking opportunities and resources on all topics surrounding horticulture. Eight individuals were honored for their past contributions and long-standing comm…

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State chemist’s office issues temporary regulatory compliance guidance in response to pandemic

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 University News Story

The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) is releasing new temporary guidance regarding compliance with state pesticide and fertilizer regulatory requirements in Indiana. This is in consideration of disruptions to normal operations being caused by the…

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Purdue horticulture professor earns award for illuminating secrets of the Voynich manuscript

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 University News Story

Jules Janick, Purdue University’s James Troop Distinguished Professor of Horticulture, recently earned The American Botanical Council (ABC) James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award for his 2019 book “Flora of the Voynich Codex: An Explora…

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A guide for local producers to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 University News Story

COVID-19’s arrival in Indiana has created unprecedented disruption to local production cycles that bring food, fiber, flowers and more to our restaurants, farmers markets and communities.

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Downey selected as leader of Purdue’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business

Monday, March 16th, 2020 University News Story

W. Scott Downey, Purdue University professor of agricultural economics, has been named director of Purdue’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business.

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Don’t fear eating your fruits and veggies as virus concerns grip nation

Friday, March 13th, 2020 University News Story

Modern supermarkets with their many open displays of fruits and vegetables are truly a marvel and a reminder that our nation enjoys the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. However, in the face of the current nationwide COVID-19 outbreak,…

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Purdue’s AgGrowBOT showcases innovations and ideas

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture will host AgGrowBOT May 7-8 at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE).

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Purdue study finds signal cascade that keeps plant stem cells active

Thursday, March 5th, 2020 University News Story

Pools of stem cells in the apical meristems of plants are key to continued growth and development. Understanding how these stem cells are maintained and balanced against differentiated cells could lead to methods for increasing crop yield and biomass.

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Agricultural grain explosions are usually preventable, but 2019 still saw eight in the U.S.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 University News Story

“There are many substances you might not think are explosive that, under the right conditions, actually are,” says Kingsly Ambrose, agricultural and biological engineering professor.

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Optimism about current conditions pushes farmer sentiment index to all-time high

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 University News Story

Producers’ perception of improved current conditions in the agricultural economy pushed the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer to all-time record highs. The barometer rose to 168 in February, an increase of one point from January, and was…

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Urban Agriculture certificate now offered online

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 University News Story

The College of Agriculture’s Urban Agriculture team is launching the online Urban Agriculture Certificate in partnership with Purdue Online, to be offered 100% online. Registration is open, and the “Growing Guide for Healthy Crops” course begins March…

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All wine enthusiasts invited to join Purdue Wine Grape Team on tour of Walla Walla, Washington

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 University News Story

Participants of Tour de Walla Walla, April 19-24, will witness wine production from vine to bottle as they visit vineyards and wineries in southeast Washington.

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Annual horticulture conference grows alongside the landscape of horticulture

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 University News Story

The 2020 Indiana Hort Conference and Expo (IHC) recently offered attendees expert advice, networking opportunities, resources and a glimpse into the future of horticulture. More than 500 attendees and 65 exhibitors attended the conference in Indianapol…

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Purdue Extension and agricultural economics professor emeritus dies

Monday, February 17th, 2020 University News Story

D. Howard Doster, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at Purdue University, died on Feb. 13. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and their four children: David Doster, Dan Doster, Susan Doster, and Anne Glaze-Doster, as well as their eight gr…

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Purdue to host seed industry management academy

Friday, February 14th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will partner with the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) to host the 2020 ASTA Management Academy March 2-6 in West Lafayette.

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Sign up now for Beginning Farmer Workshop hosted by Purdue Extension

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue Extension’s Beginning Farmer Workshop seeks to address the realities and challenges of starting a farm. The multiple-session workshop will guide participants in defining goals for their farm business, create a practical plan to reach those goals…

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Workshop to give the scoop on proper manure management

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 University News Story

The Manure Management Workshop will teach livestock producers and farmers how to get the most out of manures as fertilizers, as well as to understand state laws and regulations on manure. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST Feb. 27 …

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Study identifies interaction that promotes cancerous state in cells

Monday, February 10th, 2020 University News Story

When the machinery that guides the transition of stem cells to somatic cells doesn’t shut down properly, cells can become cancerous. Identifying the mechanisms that impede those processes would offer scientists a target for cancer research.

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New associate dean for academic programs joins Purdue agriculture leadership team

Monday, February 10th, 2020 University News Story

Christine Wilson, a professor and director of undergraduate programs for Kansas State University’s agricultural economics department, has been appointed associate dean and director of academic programs for Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, ef…

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