Research

Plants in a phenotyping greenhouse on a conveyor belt

With digital agriculture, some improvements are automatic

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

By Chad Campbell Jian Jin, Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, knows to make progress, one must continuously move forward.  The mindset is reflected in his life, and in the plants in his automated greenhouse. Jin first found success in the phenotyping industry, designing imaging systems for plant screening. After finishing a milestone facility construction project…

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Ag Avenue Crowd from above with train

The path to success goes through Agriculture Avenue

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

By Chad Campbell Known as the homecoming of Indiana agriculture, nearly 1,500 attendees participated in the festivities of the 2019 Ag Fish Fry. The Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Association recently hosted the annual gala at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. In a year commemorating Giant Leaps, many utilized the Agriculture Avenue to make strides…

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Cancer researcher speech to highlight Purdue inventors’ event

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 University News Story

A researcher who helps lead Purdue University’s efforts to find treatments and potential cures for cancer will be the featured speaker at an event honoring the university’s inventors who received a patent in the last fiscal year.

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Ag-Celerator announces next round of $100,000 available to advance Purdue agricultural innovations

Monday, February 4th, 2019 University News Story

Startups based on Purdue University plant science innovations are eligible to apply for the next funding round of the Ag-Celerator with $100,000 in cash prizes to be awarded.

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Grow strong: African farmers, entrepreneurs revamp agriculture norms through Purdue partnership

Monday, January 28th, 2019 University News Story

Many farmers in the Republic of Cameroon usually grow just enough food to feed their families due to limited fertilizer and high-yield seeds, coupled with poor soil quality and lack of irrigation.

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Purdue scientists nail down important plant compound pathway

Thursday, January 24th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University plant molecular biochemist Natalia Dudareva and colleagues have described a complete second pathway used by plants to produce phenylalanine, a compound important for all living organisms.

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Behind the Research: Anna Olek

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

About the feature Many people are involved in the remarkable range of programs, services and facilities that undergird research in the College of Agriculture. Collectively they’re integral to the college fulfilling its research mission. “Behind the Research” explores their individual roles. Each academic year, we profile six people whose work supports the six strategic themes…

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Seed grants advance basic plant biology

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

An innovative seed grant program in its second year is meeting its goal of encouraging collaboration among researchers. Purdue Center for Plant Biology faculty have selected five teams to receive approximately $50,000 each for varied projects aimed at advancing basic plant biology. The award recipients are:  Gyeong Mee Yoon, assistant professor of botany and plant pathology and Dan…

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Reham Mohamed with hydroponic lettuce and lights

Purdue helps Egypt go with the flow

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Reham Mohamed By Chad Campbell Reham Mohamed grew up in Egypt where she studied Integrated Pest Management to assist with her father’s farm. News of an imminent disruption to the River Nile’s water supply inspired Mohamed to research new methods in preparation for the future. “We may start suffering from the limiting of water in…

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New associate dean joins Purdue Agriculture leadership

Monday, January 14th, 2019 University News Story

Bernie Engel, who led Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) to recognition as having the top graduate and undergraduate ABE programs in the country, is the new associate dean of research and graduate education for Purdue’s College of Agriculture.

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