Purdue poised to improve sorghum for millions with $5 million grant

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University scientists will develop stronger, more versatile varieties of sorghum that have the potential to reach millions of African farmers, thanks to a $5 million, five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Without more prescribed burns, U.S. forest fires are ‘going to get worse,’ specialist predicts

Monday, November 13th, 2017 University News Story

With wildfires causing widespread destruction in California, Montana and other states, officials have been investing millions into containing and suppressing massive wildfires. Despite those efforts to contain the fires, nature eventually must run its course — which contributed to record-breaking fires this year, according to a firefighter and wildfire consulting specialist.

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Purdue scientist develops method to identify thousands of protein complexes and their location, in one shot

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Identifying proteins, the machinery responsible for most of the tasks done in cells, and how they interact with each other is key to improving plants. Using traditional methods, scientists can identify a single protein, which may be one of thousands they want to learn about. Purdue University research has led to a method for getting…

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Yang named Purdue director of digital phenomics

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 University News Story

Yang Yang, a Dow AgroSciences research scientist specializing in plant sensing technology, has been named director of digital phenomics at Purdue University.

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Purdue thiamin work featured as agriculture research success story

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University is among 11 U.S. research institutions recently highlighted for their successful research programs funded by the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The recognition was included in a report released by the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation.

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Tuinstra named fellow of American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America

Monday, October 30th, 2017 University News Story

Mitch Tuinstra, scientific director of Purdue University’s Institute for Plant Sciences, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA).

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Conservation and development groups have much to learn from each other

Monday, October 16th, 2017 University News Story

Non-profit organizations and governments in countries around the world make direct payments to people in return for socially responsible behavior, but there is limited collaboration between those pushing primarily for improved living conditions and tho…

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Apple trees bear more fruit when surrounded by good neighbors

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 University News Story

Apple growers want to get the most out of their high-value cultivars, and a Purdue University study shows they might want to focus on the types of apples they plant near those cash crops.

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Purdue leads climate change initiative to help Hoosiers better understand risks

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University’s Climate Change Research Center is leading a new statewide initiative to compile the latest scientific research into a series of reports designed to provide Indiana decision makers with accessible, understandable and timely information about climate change impacts.

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Center for Plant Biology Faculty Spotlight | Chris Oakley

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Chris Oakley joined the Purdue Center for Plant Biology (CPB) in January 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. He is one of ten new faculty positions since 2015 in an effort to expand research and education in basic plant biology. Professor Oakley received his B.S. in Botany from the…

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