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Farm fields sometimes are overwhelmed with water from rain or parched from lack of it. Over the coming decades climate change will mean agriculture must manage water more effectively. #Agricultures
Keith Cherkauer is an engineer, not a meteorologist. He can't tell you if it will rain tomorrow. That's weather. But Cherkauer, an expert in hydrology at the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, thinks he knows what kind of conditions Midwest farmers will be facing in a hundred years.
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Extension publication surveys public’s views from rural and urban perspectives.
Public's views on animal agriculture surveyed. By Aspen Deno - Published November 6, 2015. A new Purdue Extension publication presents local and state leaders with research findings on the similarities and differences in how people in rural and urban Indiana perceive animal agriculture.
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The jobs outlook for ag is good, but students need experience outside the classroom to really shine.
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Water-storing crystals known as hydrogels can effectively deliver pesticide bait to invasive Argentine ants, quickly decimating a colony. “When you drop hydrogels on the ground next to a colony, the ants really go crazy. It’s like a big party,” says entomologist Grzegorz Buckzkowski.
Water-storing crystals known as hydrogels can effectively deliver pesticide bait to invasive Argentine ants, quickly decimating a colony. Pesticide sprays and baits are common tactics for managing pest ants. But sprays can have little long-term impact and carry environmental costs such as ...
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Low doses of metformin, a widely used diabetes medication, and a gene inhibitor known as B12536 can successfully halt the growth of late-stage prostate cancer tumors, a Purdue University study finds. “Completely curing cancer at the advanced stage is pretty much impossible, but this treatment might manage it for a while—that’s exciting,” says researcher Xiaoqi Liu.
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Agriculture becomes more high-tech every year, and researchers are zeroing in on how the gazillion bits of digital information can help farmers become more efficient and productive.
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Thousands turn out in Burkina Faso for an agricultural fair where local farmers celebrated the crop-saving bags developed at Purdue.
Larry Murdock, Purdue distinguished professor of entomology, rests on a pile of PICS bags during a trip to Africa, where local farmers attended a bag-opening ceremony and saw firsthand the value of the crop-saving technology. (Photo by Tom Campbell) ...
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Summer internships are a lot of work, but these students do it to get a jump on their careers.
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Purdue Extension has long provided support services to people in the military, veterans and their families. Now comes the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, a component of which helps veterans become farmers.
By Darrin Pack - Published November 6, 2015. Soon after Sara Creech bought a farm she had never seen in a place she had never been, she drove to her local feed store to pick up her first livestock. "Every good adventure starts with a chicken," she says with a smile.
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What was your most unexpected experience at Purdue? Purdue Agriculture students share their experiences.
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This student’s work is helping protect an endangered species
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Agriculture becomes more high-tech every year, and researchers at Purdue University are zeroing in on how the gazillion bits of digital information being created every day—“big data” as they are often called—can help farmers become more efficient and even more productive.
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