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Grad’s work helps bring fresh, affordable produce to those in need
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A senior biochemistry major got the chance to join forces with his science superhero.
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Indiana zoos, Purdue raise young hellbenders, increasing salamanders’ odds for survival in wild.
By ​Olivia Maddox​ - Published May 18, 2015​. When 50 young hellbenders moved from Purdue University's Aquaculture Research Lab to one of three Indiana zoos to be reared for the next few years, it may mark about the farthest distance they will travel in their lives. Adult salamanders only range ...
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In our Profile, wildlife major Rachel Vanausdall prepares for a Howl Night at Wolf Park. During this event Vanausdall and other staff help visitors learn about wolves, then howl at the moon with them. Vanausdall is one of many interns at the park that is dedicated to research, conservation and public education about wolves.
Rachel Vanausdall greets a wolf at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, Indiana. Four years ago Vanausdall became involved with public education at the nonprofit park dedicated to research, conservation and education. (Photo © Monty Sloan/Wolf Park) ...
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Purdue is partnering with three Indiana zoos in a conservation program to hatch and raise juvenile hellbender salamanders and then return them to their southern Indiana habitat. Spending the first years of their lives in captivity will greatly improve the endangered species’ chances for survival.
By ​Olivia Maddox​ - Published May 18, 2015​. When 50 young hellbenders moved from Purdue University's Aquaculture Research Lab to one of three Indiana zoos to be reared for the next few years, it may mark about the farthest distance they will travel in their lives. Adult salamanders only range ...
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Vitamin A deficiency is a major health concern in the developing world, but GMO crops high in vitamin A, such as yellow rice, have encountered cultural resistance. Plant geneticist Torbert Rocheford has used natural selection and breeding methods to develop orange corn—a crop unusually high in vitamin A carotenoids.
Researchers from Purdue, Cornell and Michigan State universities, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and HarvestPlus have teamed up to develop corn varieties that have naturally higher levels of nutrients that help stave off vitamin A deficiency, a condition that ...
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Find out how agriculture is more than the business and science of cultivating crops and raising livestock in the Agricultures Magazine spring issue.
For her master's thesis, Melinda Crow studied the effects of biochar—a soil enhancer first used by pre-Colombian indigenous tribes in the Amazon basin. Here, she works with Kevin Gibson, her plant sciences professor and mentor in the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership.
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Purdue experts help landowner protect and profit from woodlands #LocalFaces14
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Tax deductions make solar energy more economical for businesses owners than homeowners. #Agricultures
By Natalie van Hoose - Published March 5, 2015. The probability of saving money by using solar energy rather than standard grid electricity is 92 percent for Indiana farm businesses and about 50 percent for homes, Purdue University energy economists find. While current energy policies play key ...
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Purdue Extension provides educational opportunities to Indiana's communities - our educators, specialists, and volunteers live and work in all 92 Indiana counties. We provide practical solutions to real issues - we transform lives and livelihoods in Indiana and around the world.​​​