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New publication series to focus on pond and wildlife management

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 University News Story

There are more than 40,000 private ponds and lakes in Indiana, many of which are used for fishing and other recreations. Across the United States, people own more than 180 million acres specifically for the purpose of hunting and fishing. Landowners wi…

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10 facts on Exploration Acres’ maze celebrating Purdue’s 150th anniversary

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 University News Story

As nationwide voting for USA Today’s 10 Best Readers Choice Awards for best corn maze continues through Aug. 26, a maze near Lafayette continues as a top contender.

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Purdue field day provides info on small-farm crops

Monday, August 19th, 2019 University News Story

According to attendees and organizers alike, this year’s Purdue Small Farm Education Field Day, which consisted of lectures and on-farm demonstrations, provided excellent guidance for small-scale growers.

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Renowned Purdue agricultural economist passes away

Monday, August 19th, 2019 University News Story

Wallace Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, passed away on Saturday (Aug. 17) after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Jean, his sons Davis and Jeffrey, their wives, and four grandchildr…

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Digital Agriculture: Why the Future is Now

Thursday, August 15th, 2019 University News Story

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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Purdue leading effort to digitize North American parasite collections

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 University News Story

Parasites play significant roles in human health, wildlife conservation and livestock productivity. But getting an accurate picture of their distributions and associations with hosts is difficult because the specimens and their location data are often …

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Invasive pests kill so many trees each year, it’s equal to 5 million car emissions

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 University News Story

Invasive insects and pathogens have wreaked havoc on ash, elm, chestnut trees and others, wiping some of them almost completely from American forests. In addition to the ecological impact, a Purdue University study shows that the carbon storage lost to…

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Purdue Extension launches new emergency preparedness resource for rural communities

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension has launched the Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (IN-PREP), a statewide program devoted to preparing rural communities for emergencies and disaster relief. The initiative will focus on several different facets of disaster r…

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Purdue leading $10 million effort to address global food safety

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University is now home to a lab aimed at increasing awareness and developing environments for food safety around the world. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded nearly $10 million to Purdue to establish the firs…

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Crop report panel says, ‘We’re in uncharted territory’ in terms of yield and revenue projections for Indiana’s cash crops

Monday, August 12th, 2019 University News Story

‘This was not a normal year,’ said Greg Matli, Indiana state statistician for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service, regarding the 2019 USDA crop report. ‘Nothing like 2019 has happened in our his…

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