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First-of-its-kind estimate of the total number of tree species

January 31, 2022

One person can’t measure all the trees in the world, but when many people come together, a global view becomes possible. A worldwide collaboration of scientists has produced the first ground-sourced data estimate of the total number of tree species on Earth and found that more than 9,000 species have yet to be discovered.


Digital Agriculture: Why the Future is Now

August 15, 2019

Many see digital agriculture as the future of the industry. At Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, however, the future is unfolding now, in different patterns and paces across campus.

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Extension Steps In

March 15, 2019

How Purdue Extension is shoring up mental health care in Indiana

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How the Purdue Wine Grape team is introducing new grape varieties and fighting damaging pathogens

August 28, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose   Ventura. Crimson Pearl. Verona. These are just some of the new grape varieties the Purdue Wine Grape Team cultivates at…

Shelby Gruss working at the Lilly Grenhouses

Agronomy graduate student Shelby Gruss delivers on the court and in the fields

August 22, 2018

By: Emma Ea Ambrose The average student will entertain a few qualms about a decision to pursue a Ph.D., a commitment that severely tests mental,…

Crops in a High Tunnel

Using predators to control pests easier said than done in high tunnels

August 21, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer A Purdue University entomologist suggests that high-tunnel fruit and vegetable growers carefully consider species and tunnel construction when using natural enemies to…

Purdue's Panel of Experts at the 2018 Indiana State Fair.

Purdue Experts Analyze Agricultural Market in Light of Tariffs and Record Yields

August 15, 2018

By Chad Campbell In the hours following the release of the USDA’s highly anticipated August Crop Production Report on Aug. 10, six Purdue experts assembled…


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