C​​rop Diagnostic Training and Research Center

The Purdue University Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center is known across the Midwest for its unique "hands-on" approach for teaching the art and science of accurately diagnosing agricultural crop problems. The Center, established in 1985, is designed to provide informative topics in a "real world" environment, where agriculturists can sharpen their crop problem troubleshooting skills and evaluate new and alternative management strategies. The long-term goal of the Center is to provide quality, state-of-the-art training in all aspects of crop production and management.

At this Center, many small plot demonstrations illustrate insect, nematode, weed, disease, soil fertility, and cultural problems associated with corn, soybean, forage, and small grain production. Extension, research, and teaching staff from Purdue University's departments of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology, and Entomology, as well as other leaders in the agricultural community across the U.S., conduct each workshop.

Please visit the Calendar section of this Web site to view workshop dates, agendas, speakers, and the CCH's & CEU's available for each workshop.

The Purdue University (West Lafayette) Crop Diagnostic Training Center is located on the grounds of the Purdue University Agronomy Center for Research and Education.

4540 U.S. 52 W.
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Additional Information

For additional information on specific training days, costs, housing, and registration information contact:

Corey K. Gerber, Ph.D., Director
Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center
Purdue University Agronomy Department
915 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
(765) 496-3755

Questions and comments regarding this page should be directed to Lexie Hayenga​ (Department of Agronomy.


 Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center