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Dr. Ronald F. Turco Jr.

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Professor Environmental Microbiol...

Phone: (765) ***-****  
Email: r***@***.edu
Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Dr.Civil Engineering Building, Room G216B
West Lafayette , Indiana 47907
United States

Company Description: Purdue's College of Engineering is made up of 12 academic programs: aeronautics and astronautics, agricultural and biological, biomedical, chemical, civil,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Hemp Project
  • Board Member
    Indiana Plant Food & Agricultural Chemicals Association
  • Member
    Purdue School of Agriculture


  • B.S. degrees , Bacteriology and Soil Science
    University of Idaho
  • Ph. D. , Soil Microbiology
    Washington State University
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The event included guest speakers David ... [cached]
The event included guest speakers David King, director of Indiana Grown, and Ron Turco, agronomy professor at Purdue.
"We sort of foresee a future ... [cached]
"We sort of foresee a future where they are going to change the law shortly," says Ron Turco, agronomy professor at Purdue University. "I hope within a year or less at the federal level, they take it out of the drug classification and put it into a boring agricultural classification."
Turco would like for hemp to be as "boring" as corn and soybeans.
Agronomy professor Ron Turco in the hemp field at Purdue University's research facility. - PURDUEHEMP.ORG Agronomy professor Ron Turco in the hemp field at Purdue University's research facility.
"We are looking agronomic issues related to hemp production," says Turco.
Turco says they try to get seeds from places that have similar climate and soil conditions as Indiana. (Makes sense; Purdue researchers did the same thing for Indiana vineyards to maximize Hoosier grape production.)
"You can't transport it very far and make any money," says Turco.
As Turco says, it is the worst "chicken-and-egg" scenario ever.
"We really need to get traction in that area really fast or this is going to die," says Turco.
“When that happens, we could be ... [cached]
“When that happens, we could be ready to open this up to anybody who want to grow it,� said Purdue agronomist Ron Turco, who’s oversees the university's hemp fields.
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Ronald Turco, a professor of agronomy at Purdue, noted that water is a critical part of Purdue's research and extension missions.
"This panel of experts will provide a significant look at where we are and where we are going in terms of water supply," he said.
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Ron Turco, Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University Telephone: 765-494-8077 E-Mail:
6:45: Ron Turco, 2015 Research Overview and Future Research Objectives
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