Industrial Hemp Holds Promise for Growers but Where Do You Start?

🕔Jan 2, 2019The new Farm Bill’s legalization of hemp as an agricultural crop may have some farmers eager to try the new crop. But Indiana’s state chemist suggests that farmers will need […]

Industrial Hemp: Legal to Grow but No Pesticides Labeled for Use

🕔Dec 27, 2018The legalization of industrial hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill is good news for farmers – especially tobacco growers dealing with declining demand for their crop. The bad news? If […]

Rice: CRISPR-Edited Plants Produce Major Boost in Grain Yield

🕔May 23, 2018A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop a variety of rice that produces 25-31 percent more grain […]

Ag Drones: Online Tool Serves as Digital Logbook

🕔Apr 17, 2018A Purdue University researcher led development of a free, web-based application that will allow those using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to easily log their flight-related data. The UAS User Log is a […]

Soybeans, Corn: How the Genomes Evolved, Study

🕔Jan 11, 2018Sometime between 5 million and 13 million years ago, both maize and soybeans underwent genome duplications, but Purdue University scientists believe they happened in very different manners. Damon Lisch, associate […]

Sorghum: Purdue Received $5 Mln Grant to Develop Improved Varieties

🕔Nov 15, 2017Purdue 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 […]

Cover Crops Increase Destruction of Weed Seed in Fields, Says Study

🕔Sep 28, 2017Cover crops have been promoted for their abilities to reduce erosion and retain or enhance soil nutrients. Now there is evidence that they can significantly reduce weed seeds from entering […]

Soybeans: Researchers Identify Gene for Resistance to Costly Stem, Root Rot

🕔Sep 14, 2017Through a collaborative project, Purdue University and Dow AgroSciences researchers have discovered a novel soybean gene that provides resistance to a devastating and costly fungal disease. The team of Dow […]

Precision Ag: New Online Tool Help Farmers Make Decisions, Keep Data Private

🕔Sep 14, 2017An innovative online tool developed by a Purdue University engineering professor will allow farmers to process data collected from their fields without requiring them to share it with third-party companies. […]

Climate Change: New Online Tools Help Consolidate Info for Farmers

🕔Aug 16, 2017A recently completed research and Extension project has led to the creation of several tools farmers can use for years to come. It also has provided a new way of […]

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