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Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center

Purdue’s new automated field phenotyping facility is 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.


Controlled Environment Phenotyping Facility

Purdue's new Controlled Environment Phenotyping Facility coming in 2018 will enable researchers to run experiments inside, under controlled conditions. At approximately 7,300 square feet, the state-of-the-art plant imaging facility will support the university [...]

Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center

The Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center stands as a world-class field phenotyping facility and positions Purdue with a cutting-edge platform for STEM education and research: bringing together engineers, aviation scientists, computer scientists, and [...]


Ag-celerator fund to provide up to $100,000 for Purdue agriculture startups; callout meeting is Sept. 14

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University-affiliated agricultural startups looking for early seed-stage funding to help with their plant sciences innovation can receive up to $100,000 through the Read More

Update on Institute for Plant Sciences on August 29

Purdue’s College of Agriculture will give an update to faculty, staff, and students on the Institute for Plant Sciences at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday (August 29) in Pfendler Hall, Deans Auditorium (Room 241). The Institute for Plant Sciences is part of Read More

Purdue, DuPont Pioneer to highlight phenotyping at plant science symposium

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University graduate students, in partnership with DuPont Pioneer, will discuss “Phenotyping for the Future” at the second annual Purdue Graduate Student Plant Science Symposium Aug. 3. “Phenotyping has an important future [...]

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