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Purdue’s strategic investments in plant sciences have positioned the university as a global leader in plant sciences research, positively impacting agricultural and crop production in Indiana and around the world.

As part of Purdue’s Next Moves, Plant Sciences 2.0 is using next-generation technologies to develop plants with enhanced nutritional and sustainability attributes. These same tools enable researchers to automate measurement of urban and rural forests, mitigate wildfires and monitor forest health.

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West Lafayette, IN 47907
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Purdue geomatics professor debuts open-source platform at upcoming NAPPN meeting

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Plant Sciences team develops thermal remote sensing protocol using GRYFN platform

Say you’re an agricultural scientist, and you know there’s technology out there that...

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The perks and pitfalls of ‘plastic’ plants

Imagine broccoli’s short, sparse and ugly cousin, and you have Arabidopsis thaliana. It is...

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Data-Driven Seminar Series

Purdue College of Agriculture presents a seminar series featuring experts in data science,...

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Stop and smell the volatile secondary metabolites

As Ying Li steps through the door, Natalia Dudareva stops mid-sentence to spin around and meet...

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Claire King named a Golden Opportunity Scholar

It’s easy to imagine the whole of agriculture as a giant feast sprawled out on an equally...

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Adding value to plants for a sustainable future

The Institute for Plant Sciences is known for leveraging expertise across disciplines and pushing the limits of technology for novel discoveries. Purdue is home to high-resolution imaging in controlled environments and the field to detect plant stress sooner, improve crop resilience and efficiency, food security and enhance nutritional quality. With CO2 enhancements integrated into our growing facilities, Purdue can identify future genes for climate resilience to advance crop varieties and incorporate those into breeding programs.

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Our Phenotyping Facilities

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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

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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

Expanding the Frontiers of Plant Biology

The Center for Plant Biology (CPB) represents the basic plant sciences branch of Purdue's Institute for Plant Sciences. Basic science is central to the land-grant mission because it provides the foundation for all research and major technological breakthroughs. Our research focuses on providing a clearer understanding of the processes underlying plant biology, laying the groundwork for global leadership in all aspects of plant sciences research.

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Spring 2023 Issue – Plant Sciences 2.0 Newsletter

I'm delighted to start this message with the recent news that Purdue's College of Agriculture rose in national and international rankings, earning recognition as the #3 college of agriculture in North America and #5 in the world in the...

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