Purdue to Dedicate Phenotyping Facility

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The facility is part of Purdue Moves, a series of university initiatives announced in 2013 by President Mitch Daniels. The facility is part of Purdue Moves, a series of university initiatives announced in 2013 by President Mitch Daniels.
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Officials from Purdue University, the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council will today dedicate the university's new automated field phenotyping facility. The school says the $10 million Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center is the only university-based facility of its kind in the country.

Purdue says the facility, which houses $5 million in equipment, will "play a crucial role in addressing global food security and revolutionizing agriculture." Phenotyping is the study of the physical characteristics of plants and how they adapt and react to the environment.

The phenotyping facility was spotlighted in January in our Life Sciences e-newsletter.

The dedication ceremony will be held at 10:45 a.m. Monday in West Lafayette. Purdue President Mitch Daniels will speak at the event, along with Jay Akridge, dean of the Purdue College of Agriculture and other leaders.

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