Texas A&M Plant Growth and Phenotyping Facility
Technology and big data supporting Texas agriculture
The Texas A&M Plant Growth and Phenotyping Facility houses the Borlaug Center for Southern Crop Improvement and the Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse.
The facility utilizes controlled environment technologies, robotics, advanced sensors, and big data to precisely monitor and supplement plant growth. Research taking place here focuses uniquely on agricultural crop health, yield, nutrition and stress tolerance in a wide range of environmental conditions.
This precision facility aims to enhance the abilities of research and industry to understand crops and their unique growth patterns. The technologies developed here will serve the enhancement of plant traits and the evolution of our food systems to meet growing demands.
The mission of the Texas A&M Plant Growth and Phenotyping Facility is to conduct data collection and analysis, and to engage in advanced genomics that accelerate plant growth and breeding techniques.
Led by the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Plant Growth and Phenotyping Facility conducts research daily to better understand and enhance plant growth. Through the use and advancement of emerging technology, the facility aims to develop humans’ ability to monitor plant growth in a revolutionary new imaging system.
Advanced technology accelerating plant growth and breeding