Research

Jacobs receives Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award

Monday, November 12th, 2018 University News Story

Seventeen years ago, nurseries around Indiana were fertilizing seedlings in a very different way. It’s no accident that this began changing shortly after Douglass Jacobs joined Purdue Agriculture’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources in 2001. Jacobs’ research concentrates on the restoration and reforestation of forest trees, especially hardwoods, which are abundant in Indiana.

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Longer, hotter summers to challenge Indiana tourism business

Monday, November 12th, 2018 University News Story

By 2050, a month of the best weather for attracting summer tourists to Indiana will be replaced by hotter days that will be too uncomfortable for outdoor activity. Warmer temperatures will also limit many popular winter activities.

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Inari introduces world’s first Seed Foundry, leaps from Boston to Purdue Research Park with goal to transform agriculture

Thursday, November 8th, 2018 University News Story

Inari, a Flagship Pioneering company, on Thursday (Nov. 8) introduced the world’s first Seed Foundry as part of the company’s mission to reintroduce genetic diversity, revolutionize the seed industry and create a food system that is environmentally responsible, promotes better health and is more resilient.

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Birds above the treetops

Cloudy With a Chance of Songbirds

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

By Chad Campbell With the stream of new resources available in this digital age, creative applications of technology can reinvent age-old practices, even bird watching. Using a combination of data, algorithms and creativity, Jessica Outcalt, a doctoral candidate in Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, employs NEXRAD, the same radar system that tracks the…

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PULSe graduate student earns prestigious USDA predoctoral award

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Purdue Horticulture PhD candidate and Center for Plant Biology trainee Rachel McCoy is having a banner year. She is the first author of an article published in Horticulture Research, and her thesis research under Joshua Widhalm, assistant professor of horticulture, was validated and strengthened this spring with a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) predoctoral award….

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Genetic study provides new information about endangered whales

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 University News Story

Hope for an alarmingly low number of gray whales in the western Pacific Ocean might rest with their cousins to the east, according to a Purdue University study of the animals’ genetic resources.

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Coffee Leaf Rust

Purdue fungus researcher might help save your morning brew

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer If you believe the memes, one-liners on T-shirts and the long lines outside a Starbucks in the morning, most Americans wouldn’t know how to get through a day without a cup – or three – of coffee. All that caffeine can get some people a little jittery, but they might also get…

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Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina giving his keynote speech

Scale Up Conference attracts hundreds from around the world to Purdue

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Efe Omudu isn’t shy about sharing his failures. “I’d run about five businesses in the span of six years and I failed in almost all of them because they were not sustainable,” Omudu said. Omudu is from Nigeria, a country and eco­­nomy heavily reliant on agriculture. His business ventures focused on…

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Maria Sepúlveda receives Purdue Agriculture Research Award

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 University News Story

Maria (‘Marisol’) Sepúlveda, professor of ecology and natural systems and associate head of research for the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been selected to receive Purdue University’s 2018 Agriculture Research Award. The award has been presented annually since 1982 and is the highest honor recognizing research excellence by a faculty member in the College of Agriculture.

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Cans of Boiler Black

Boiler Black makes its debut

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Introducing: Boiler Black Boiler Black launches in time for Homecoming By Emma Ea Ambrose  In case you’re wondering (and if you’re not, you should be), yes, there is now the opportunity to make a Purdue-themed Black and Tan cocktail. This week, Purdue’s food science department, in partnership with Lafayette-based People’s Brewing Co., launched their second…

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