Genetic material from fungi collections at Purdue University and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, helped a team of researchers resolve the mushroom "tree of life," a map of the relationships between key mushroom species and their evolutionary history that scientists have struggled to piece together for more than 200 years.
Participants in this year's Purdue Farm Management Tour will see the latest agricultural technology in action during stops at a grain processing facility and three farms in Adams and Jay counties.
The tour, sponsored by Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue Extension, is set for June 23-24. It is open to anyone interested in farm management and family farm businesses.
The Indiana Horticultural Society summer meeting will focus on all tree fruit, grape and berry crops through tours and demonstrations on June 23 at Purdue University's Meigs Horticultural Research Farm.
Soybeans just emerging, especially those that have struggled with adverse environmental conditions, are exhibiting symptoms. Purdue Extension weed scientist and plant pathologist described and discuss these symptoms.
The Purdue University College of Agriculture has awarded $1 million in state-funded grants to researchers for 17 projects designed to advance Indiana's leadership in plant and animal agriculture, human health and rural development.
Rescue efforts are in full force to save the hellbenders as Purdue partners with three Indiana zoos. The North America's largest salamander is in decline nationally and is most vulnerable to predators when young. Dr. Rod Williams, associate professor of wildlife science, is leading this crucial research to raise and release hellbenders back to their habitat.
Testing bulls for reproductive health is even more important now for beef cattle producers because feeder calves are expected to generate record prices this fall, a Purdue University veterinary scientist says.