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  • Purdue researchers launch two new farm decision tools WEST LAFAYETTE - A group of Purdue University researchers has led the Useful to Usable climate initiative in launching two free online tools to help farmers make crop decisions in variable weather conditions. Useful to Usable, or U2U, aims to improve

    March 28, 2014

  • ag-rv032814-soybean innovation pic Purdue students show how to innovate with soybeans WEST LAFAYETTE - A group of Purdue University students who created a soy-based, renewable and recyclable filament for 3D printing won the top prize in the annual Student Soybean Product Innovation Contest. The awards were announced at a reception We

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • ag-rv032814-EAB survive pic Purdue educator: EAB can survive harsh winter in most places WEST LAFAYETTE - This winter was a brutal one, for sure, but the emerald ash borer still has plenty of life left in it. Although the Midwest experienced abnormally cold temperatures this winter, it is unlikely that populations of the highly destructi

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • ag-rv030714-gene identified pic Gene identified by Purdue scientists may ease the genetic modification of plants WEST LAFAYETTE -- A recent discovery could lead to easier genetic modification of plant varieties considered recalcitrant to standard methods, including varieties of economically important crops. A Purdue University research team identified a gene th

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Purdue awards state-funded AgSEED projects WEST LAFAYETTE -- The Purdue University College of Agriculture has awarded $1million in state-funded grants for a wide variety of projects designed to advance Indiana's leadership in plant and animal agriculture and rural development. The grants were

    March 7, 2014

  • Wheat and barley growers asked to complete head scab survey WEST LAFAYETTE - Wheat and barley producers in 17 states are being asked in a survey to tell the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative how well the latest Fusarium head blight management practices are understood and applied. Fusarium head blight, or

    February 28, 2014

  • Purdue agriculture and extension events MIDWEST MINT GROWERS MEETING: FEB. 27-28 Midwest mint growers will gather Feb. 27-28 in Plymouth to learn about a variety of production and use topics related to this specialty oil crop. The meeting is sponsored by the Office of Agricultural Research

    February 28, 2014

  • CCSI to co-sponsor southwest Indiana Crop Seminar INDIANAPOLIS - The Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative is a co-sponsor of the Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on March 7. PARP credits will be available. The seminar will focus on nutrient management. Topics

    February 21, 2014

  • National AgrAbility workshop set in Lexington WEST LAFAYETTE - Farmers and other professionals with disabilities can receive training and learn about issues related to disability in agriculture at the 2014 AgrAbility National Training Workshop. The workshop will be March 31 to April 3 at the Dow

    February 21, 2014

  • FFA poem Zip up the blue jacket and you're on your way, A member of the best organization and that's not a cliché. In the FFA you become the leader you admire, And in a few short years you'll be the one to inspire. Cornfields and cows it may only appear as so

    February 14, 2014

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