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Indiana’s fall pumpkin yields will vary, depending on summer rainfall, irrigation

October 4, 2022

While genetics play a key role in a pumpkin’s potential size, the festive fall vegetable’s growth relies heavily on timely summer rainfall. Looking back at June and July’s precipitation totals, the record-setting hot and dry months pose possible cause …

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Farmer sentiment drifts lower, rising interest rates contribute to uneasiness

October 4, 2022

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer farmer sentiment index declined 5 points to a reading of 112 in September. The decline in farmer sentiment was primarily the result of producers’ weakened perception of current conditions, as the Cur…

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Purdue team introduces advance in automatic forest mapping technology

October 4, 2022

How lightning travels from the sky to the ground inspired the concept behind a new algorithmic approach to digitally separate individual trees from their forests in automatic forest mapping.

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Indiana farm fatality summary shows positive trends, stresses worker safety

September 23, 2022

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week. The annual observance has taken place during the third week of …

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Purdue to boost climate-smart forestry practices among private landowners

September 21, 2022

Purdue University has received $12 million of a $35 million project led by the American Forestry Foundation and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities to help family forest owners practice climate-smart…

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Purdue welcomes 11 faculty through cluster hire effort in public health and health equity; advances goal to further diversify campus

September 21, 2022

A strategic hiring effort to expand Purdue University’s focus in public health and health equity while diversifying the racial makeup of its faculty has reached a major milestone, with 11 new faculty starting their Boilermaker academic careers this fal…

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Livestock producers invited to Purdue Fencing School

September 21, 2022

Livestock producers are invited to learn about the latest fencing techniques at the Purdue Fencing School. Topics to be covered include basic fence construction and design, including permanent fencing types, brace construction, fence installation,

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Assessing global biodiversity with ears to the ground, NASA eyes in the sky

September 15, 2022

Purdue University professor Bryan Pijanowski’s research team will be working in some wild and remote places around the globe in the coming year.

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Political divide affects American views on food inflation

September 14, 2022

Personal politics influences consumer perceptions of food inflation, with liberals estimating the increases at about three to four percentage points below conservatives, according to the monthly Consumer Food Insights Report.

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Purdue College of Agriculture and Arizona State University to co-host Cold Case Symposium

September 12, 2022

The Purdue College of Agriculture’s Department of Entomology is partnering with Arizona State University to co-host the inaugural Cold Case Symposium, an in-person and online event that will spotlight America’s cold case crisis. The symposium will take…

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Farmer sentiment improves, but farmers still concerned about rising costs and inflation

September 6, 2022

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer farmer sentiment index rose 14 points in August to a reading of 117. The rise in the overall measure of agricultural producer sentiment was driven by increases in both the Index of Current Conditions…

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New website places gardening solutions at users’ fingertips, regardless of thumb color

September 1, 2022

Purdue Extension’s latest mobile website, can help gardeners make sure they’re never again caught with their plants down.

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Purdue, Notre Dame and Indiana universities join CDC Midwest Center’s effort against disease-bearing ticks and mosquitoes

September 1, 2022

Purdue University, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame have joined the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases. The $10 million Midwest center, led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is funded for five years by the C…

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Purdue University launches interdisciplinary, online Master of Science in Applied Geospatial Analytics

August 30, 2022

To meet growing global demand for food production driven by a rising population, farmers and other agriculturalists are turning to data science to drive the next agricultural revolution.

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Purdue agriculture experts provide insights into global food and economic security crises

August 29, 2022

With the war in Ukraine entering its seventh month and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic still being experienced, growing challenges threaten the world’s economic and food security.

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ISA Hoosier Sheep Symposium open for registration

August 25, 2022

Purdue Agriculture’s Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program is sponsoring, in part, the Indiana Sheep Association’s annual symposium Sept. 17 at Shipshewana Auction Restaurant at 345 Van Buren St. The program features sheep professionals, ed…

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Purdue Agriculture launches interactive dashboard to track meat sentiment in news and social media

August 23, 2022

Purdue University’s Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability has added a meat sentiment dashboard to its roster of free-access food system dashboards. The new dashboard, updated weekly, shows the sentiment and volume of meat and meat alternat…

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Registration open for Purdue Digital Ag Showcase on Sept. 8

August 18, 2022

Join Purdue experts for the Digital Ag Showcase on Sept. 8 at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette. Participants will learn about cutting-edge research related to data-driven agriculture, see demonstrations featuring practical applications an…

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Invasive spotted lanternfly now in northern Indiana

August 18, 2022

Seen in July in Indiana’s Huntington County, the invasive spotted lanternfly has officially migrated to northern Indiana, just one year after its initial sighting in Switzerland County.

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Purdue Agriculture dean appoints new agricultural sciences education and communications department head

August 17, 2022

Karen Plaut, Purdue University’s Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture, has appointed Rama Radhakrishna as head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communications.

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