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In plant stress response, one protein lures, binds its own killer

October 11, 2021

Like the plot of a mystery novel, research has found a twist in the way plants cannibalize their own cells to survive under stress.

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‘U.S. Farm Report’ to bring college roadshow back to Purdue

October 7, 2021

“U.S. Farm Report” a syndicated television show focusing on agriculture and agribusiness, hosted by Tyne Morgan, will be filming at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus from 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21. Filming will take place on the lawn by the Agricul…

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Purdue awarded $10 million for #DiverseCornBelt project

October 6, 2021

A $10 million project seeks to make Midwestern agriculture more resilient by diversifying farms, marketing and the agricultural landscape.

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Farmer sentiment declines in September, inflation expectations jump

October 5, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined in September, down 14 points to a reading of 124. With producers feeling less optimistic about both current conditions on their farming operations as well as their expectations for the futu…

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Outstanding in their field: Tractor efficiency increased, thanks to Purdue hydraulics research

October 4, 2021

Modern agricultural tractors contain so much cutting-edge technology, they rival even the latest spacecraft. But the back end is still old-school, relying largely on fossil fuels. So any optimization in tractor efficiency is a huge win for the environm…

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New tool finds the best opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle across industrial sectors

September 27, 2021

A new tool finds hidden connections across industrial sectors and identifies opportunities to reduce waste and lower carbon emissions by mapping the physical economy for a region.

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HLA professor earns distinguished fellowship

September 22, 2021

Aaron Patton, professor and associate head of horticulture and landscape architecture (HLA), recently received a fellowship by the American Society of Agronomy. Fellow is the highest honor conferred by the ASA and recognizes Patton’s contributions in a…

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Indiana farm fatality summary stresses importance of farm safety

September 22, 2021

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.

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Indiana corn’s tar spot epidemic could result in significant yield loss

September 21, 2021

The tar spot disease in field corn is causing concern this season across the Midwest, including Indiana. Purdue Extension’s field crop pathologist, Darcy Telenko, expects this year’s outbreak to result in significant yield loss.

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Purdue professor honored by Crop Science Society of America

September 16, 2021

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) has announced that Purdue professor Jianxin Ma is its 2021 Fellow Award recipient. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to crop science through education, national and international service an…

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AgrAbility helps people with disabilities find success in agriculture

September 15, 2021

The National AgrAbility Project (NAP), modeled after Purdue Extension’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center and hosted at Purdue University, is celebrating 30 years of making agriculture accessible for people with disabilities.

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Indiana wine grape harvest projected to be fruitful

September 13, 2021

Indiana wine grape growers began harvesting in late August and will continue through early October. Despite a late freeze at the beginning of the growing season, high wine grape yields are expected across the state.

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Purdue Agricultural Biological Engineering program ranked No. 1

September 13, 2021

Purdue University’s Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) undergraduate program has earned the No. 1 ranking in its category in the annual U.S. News and World Report undergraduate program rankings for the 11th consecutive year.

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Purdue expert warned of coffee rust threat, part of FFAR project to protect Hawaii’s coffee trees

September 7, 2021

With looming threats of coffee leaf rust to farmers’ yields, Purdue University mycologist Catherine Aime is working to protect this staple of daily lives and the economies of areas throughout the world.

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Farmer sentiment improves in August, but inflationary concerns mount

September 7, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in August, up 4 points to a reading of 138. The modest rise was attributable to improvements in both of the barometer’s sub-indices. The Index of Current Conditions rose 9 points to a readin…

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Purdue researcher develops fast, accurate and affordable COVID-19 paper-based test; clinical trials await

August 30, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic began and the technologies necessary to combat it came into focus, testing was immediately identified as being top on the list.

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Purdue workshop offered for veterans in agriculture

August 30, 2021

Indiana AgrAbility, hosted at Purdue University, Purdue Extension and the Farmer Veteran Coalition-Indiana chapter, are hosting a Northwest Indiana Veteran Farmer Workshop at Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center, 11402 S. County Line Road, in Wanatah, Ind…

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Invisible, devastating and sustaining: Research explores mysterious microfungi

August 30, 2021

The world around you is teeming with life you can’t see. Plants, soil, water, insects – even your hair and skin – are home to microfungi, and they both sustain and devastate life on our planet.

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Two College of Agriculture professors tapped for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board

August 26, 2021

Sylvie Brouder, professor of agronomy, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) and agricultural economics research professor, were recently appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Ad…

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Purdue fund expands scope to accept applications from startups in all agricultural disciplines

August 18, 2021

Entrepreneurs whose startups commercialize Purdue technology in any agricultural field are now eligible to apply for a Purdue fund’s semiannual competition.

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