Purdue Moves original investment in the Institute for Plant Sciences more than five years ago has positioned the University as a global leader in plant sciences research, positively impacting agriculture in Indiana and around the world.
As part of Purdue’s Next Moves, Plant Sciences 2.0 will advance our global leadership. We possess the unique expertise and innovative technologies to develop plants with enhanced nutritional and sustainability attributes. These same tools will enable us to manage forests, mitigate wildfires and diseases.
Our students learn through hands-on research and training to pursue any career path.
Research across disciplines is how we produce sustainable and secure food systems.
Moving ideas from lab to market puts solutions into the hands of those who need them most.
We can determine the genetic makeup of a plant in a lab. But the real-world environment influences the expression of genes, impacting its physical appearance and performance. A phenotype is the physical, observable and measurable trait of a plant after it interacts with its environment.
Purdue has invested in phenotyping technology across multiple scales to become a national leader in phenomics and part of an international community to accelerate innovation. This continuum of technologies is driving plant sciences research from the lab to the field, in Indiana and around the world.
AG ALUMNI SEED CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT PHENOTYPING FACILITY
High-throughput phenotyping platform with precise environmental control and non-destructive data collection of 256 individual plants from root to shoot
INDIANA CORN AND SOYBEAN INNOVATION CENTER
One of the nation's first and largest field-based phenotyping facilities for plant and seed analysis, advanced sensing and digital agriculture