Research

Purdue plant science student sees new career opportunities after Roadtrip Nation experience

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

As Shannon Newerth reached the top of an Australian mountain, the first rays of sunlight hit the mainland, and an email from Roadtrip Nation hit her inbox. The dense clouds began to break as she discovered that she was selected for a two-week road trip across the state of Indiana as part of a public…

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Breakthrough soybean research by Purdue and Dow AgroSciences could save farmers millions

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 University News Story

Through a collaborative project, Purdue University and Dow AgroSciences researchers have discovered a novel soybean gene that provides resistance to a devastating and costly fungal disease.

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Purdue online tool to help farmers make precision decisions, keep data private

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 University News Story

An innovative online tool developed by a Purdue University engineering professor will allow farmers to process data collected from their fields without requiring them to share it with third-party companies.

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Get up to speed on cutting-edge genetics and genomics research at Purdue symposium

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 University News Story

Some of the nation’s top scientists will share their lastest research insights during Purdue University’s inaugural Biochemical Horizons Symposium on Nov. 17. The event will give students, educators and the general public an opportunity to hear about new developments that are challenging paradigms in the areas of systems biology, genomics and genetic engineering.

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Understanding ground conditions before storms helps scientists predict heavy rains in monsoon regions

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 University News Story

As heavy flooding events, including those in Houston, Texas, and Mumbai, India, continue, research teams from Purdue University and India have been working on improving the models that can help predict heavy rainfall from weather events.

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Producer sentiment down slightly as commodity prices weaken

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 University News Story

Farmer sentiment dropped seven points in August as both grain and oilseed prices fell, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer

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Purdue research to aid craft beer industry leads to Boiler ale

Friday, September 1st, 2017 University News Story

Ongoing Purdue University research and partnerships to aid the growing craft beer industry have brewed up one unexpected result: a Boilermaker-branded ale.

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Ag-celerator fund to provide up to $100,000 for Purdue agriculture startups; callout meeting is Sept. 14

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University-affiliated agricultural startups looking for early seed-stage funding to help with their plant sciences innovation can receive up to $100,000 through the Ag-celerator innovation fund.

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High tunnels boost yield, along with plant-damaging insects

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 University News Story

Growers of tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables can extend their growing season and increase yield by placing high tunnels over their cold-sensitive crops, but those tunnels don’t provide the pest protection that has long been assumed.

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Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Purdue partners with AgriNovus for agbiosciences initiative

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Purdue University has partnered with AgriNovus on a statewide educational and public awareness campaign that asserts Indiana’s leadership in food and agriculture innovation. The “Time to Tell” campaign shares the role Indiana plays in the agbiosciences industry. Agbiosciences is the term used to describe the intersection of agriculture, life sciences, science and technology. The agbiosciences…

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