Search form


June 9, 2017

The Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Spoke and Iowa State's Plant Sciences Institute are launching a new research seminar series this summer, Plant Phenomics Phridays. In this series of weekly seminars that kicks off on June 9, challenges and opportunities in the plant sciences will be addressed using novel approaches from diverse disciplines. Speakers in this Read more

March 24, 2017

A team of Iowa State researchers has been awarded funding to study the use of robotics in agriculture. The project is led by mechanical engineering assistant professor Sourabh Bhattacharya who said said the project aims to assist farmers by utilizing robotic components in the field.

January 23, 2017

For many farmers around the world, a bad harvest threatens the health of their families and communities. And the threat is growing as the world experiences unprecedented variation of weather patterns. Iowa State University scientists are working to enhance crop plants’ resiliency in changing environments and identifying potential breeding improvements Read more

January 13, 2017

A recent issue of Stories, a publication by Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), focused on advances in high technology and innovations in agriculture. This issue highlighted the Read more

January 13, 2017

The Confocal and Multiphoton Facility, Image Analysis Facility, Microscopy and NanoImaging Facility, and the Roy J. Carver Laboratory for Ultrahigh Resolution Biological Microscopy (part of the Institute for Combinatorial Discovery) are merging into a new Roy J. Carver High Resolution Microscopy Facility (HRMF). Margie Carter, Tracey Stewart, and Curtis Mosher will manage the HRMF, to be administered by the Office of Biotechnology. Existing services will continue Read more

About Us

New methods to increase crop productivity are required to meet anticipated demands for food, feed, fiber, and fuel. Using modern sensors and data analysis techniques, it is now feasible to develop methods to predict plant growth and productivity based on information about their genome and environment. However, doing so requires expertise in plant sciences as well as computational sciences and engineering. Read more about