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Agriculture

Agriculture
  • U.S., South American soybean farmers unite in China ST. LOUIS - Farmers representing countries that produce 90 percent of the world's soybeans recently met with the customers who buy 25 percent of the world's soybeans. As part of the International Soy Growers Alliance (ISGA), leaders from the soy chec

    April 4, 2014

  • Wheat producers need to inspect crop as it breaks dormancy WEST LAFAYETTE - One of Indiana's coldest, snowiest winters in recent history could have damaged some of the state's winter wheat crop - a fact that necessitates field scouting, a Purdue Extension agronomist says. While snow cover insulates winter wh

    March 28, 2014

  • Home gardeners: 'Don't be fooled' by spotty nice weather WEST LAFAYETTE - Planting a home garden at the first sign of spring weather might cause big problems later, especially when more freeze days are likely ahead, a Purdue Extension horticulture specialist says. "Don't be fooled by the odd warm day we wi

    March 28, 2014

  • 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