Media

Purdue Plant Sciences logo

The plant sciences initiative is a component of Purdue Moves, a series of university initiatives announced by President Mitch Daniels in 2013 to broaden Purdue’s global impact and enhance educational opportunities for its students.

Purdue Plant Sciences Info Sheet

News Releases

April 14: Donnelly Visits Purdue’s Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center for Latest “Donnelly Day”

March 30: DuPont Pioneer Provides Access to Proprietary Phenotyping Technology; Sponsors Purdue Endowed Chair in Plant Sciences

August 29: Purdue opens first field phenotyping facility in North America

Video

Senator Donnelly visits Purdue’s Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center | April 13, 2017

Photo Gallery: https://purdueag.exposure.co/senator-tours-indiana-corn-and-soybean-innovation-center

To download the b-roll, click the download icon in the video player controls above.

Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center Dedication B-Roll | August 29, 2016

To download the b-roll, click the download icon in the video player controls above.

Field Phenotyping Facility B-Roll

To download the b-roll, click the download icon in the video player controls above.

Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center

The Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center is Purdue’s new automated field phenotyping facility, the only university-based facility in the United States. Phenotyping is the process of learning how the genetic makeup of a plant adapts and reacts to the environment to produce complex traits such as growth, tolerance, and yield. The Center will play a crucial role in addressing global food security and revolutionizing agriculture.

Facts about the Center

  • Only facility of its kind at an American university designed to yield world-changing research and profitable farming practices to address the world’s growing food needs
  • $15M automated field phenotyping facility serves as a catalyst and hub for multidisciplinary research, bringing together Indiana farmers, industry, and University faculty and students for a data revolution
  • 25,500 sq. ft. building is located on Purdue’s Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE) a 1,400-acre research farm
  • 5,000 sq. ft. high bay space with 25 ft. clearance allows for innovative phenomics tool development, such as large-scale sensing equipment and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  • Data transfers directly back to Purdue campus through 10Gb per second fiber optics, which is nearly 1,000 times as fast as the average internet connection in the US
  • Capable of producing 10 Terabytes of data a week – that’s comparable to 40 days of video or 17,000 hours of music!
  • 9 registered unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on site and certified for flight over the 1,400-acre Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE) farm
  • Lee Avenger high-clearance sprayer with customized ground-based sensor array and variable width and height adjustments
  • 200 ft. main hallway is a multi-purpose space and the ideal environment to calibrate sensors
  • 13 threshing and shelling lines are easily reconfigurable and modular, providing optimal efficiency during peak seasons – an exclusively unique attribute of the facility

Contact

Erin Robinson, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Institute for Plant Sciences | erobin@purdue.edu | (765)496-1626

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2019 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Institute for Plant Sciences

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact Institute for Plant Sciences at agweb@purdue.edu.