Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center

Enhancing sustainable production practices, keeping Indiana farmers competitive in the global market

ABOUT US

The Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center at Purdue University, a 25,500-square-foot facility at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE), opened in fall 2016 and is the first field phenotyping facility of its kind in North America.

CONTACT US

Jason Adams
Facility Manager adams314@purdue.edu
765.494.2007

Yang Yang
Director of Digital Phenomics yang1527@purdue.edu
765.494.1650

Augusto Souza
Postdoctoral Research Assistant amagalha@purdue.edu
765.494.5185

Purdue’s automated field phenotyping facility is open to Purdue faculty, staff, and students and designed to yield profitable innovations to feed a growing population. Plant breeders, engineers, computer scientists, and aviation scientists are collaborating to apply their expertise in an environment that impacts our entire food production system – the field.

Why is it important?

While the genetic background of plants may be known, the environment varies and will cause differences in physical plant characteristics – the phenotype. Understanding this variation will help farmers grow better crops regardless the environmental condition.

The center will deliver innovative techniques to enhance sustainable production practices, keeping Indiana farmers competitive in the global market. New tools will provide quicker, more precise detection of nutritional needs and earlier disease diagnosis, maximizing yield while minimizing inputs.

PARTNERS

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