Trustees approve phenotyping facility building name

News | Friday, February 26th, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s Board of Trustees on Friday (Feb. 26) gave authorization to move forward on the Controlled Environment Phenotyping Facility, which will enhance plant sciences research and education in the College of Agriculture.

Trustees also approved naming a field phenotyping facility currently under construction at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education(ACRE) and a contract extension with the firm that manages the university’s Center for Healthy Living.

Trustees approved naming the second facility, located at ACRE, the Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center in recognition of a combined $4 million investment in the facility from the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council. The 28,000-square-foot facility, which was previously called the Agronomy Center Automated Phenotyping and Seed Processing Laboratory, is scheduled to open in early summer 2016 and will support research related to plant phenotyping and technology innovation…Read more

Sources: Jay Akridge, 765-494-8391,

Michael B. Cline, vice president for physical facilities, 765-494-8000

Trent Klingerman, 765-496-6846,


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