The automated precision phenotyping greenhouse

The automated precision phenotyping greenhouse

‘Future of agricultural research’ features robotics, sensor technology.

Featuring state-of-the-art robotics, remote sensing and data-capturing capabilities, Texas A&M AgriLife Research has launched “the future of agricultural research” with its multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse on the Texas A&M University campus in Bryan-College Station.

The greenhouse is part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Plant Growth and Phenotyping Facility, which also includes the Borlaug Center for Southern Crop Improvement.

The Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse will serve our research enterprise in addressing new challenges and expectations of the food system,” said Cliff Lamb, AgriLife Research director, during a formal grand opening. “Our growing population will require a higher quality food system that prevents diet-related chronic disease, and whose smaller environmental footprint uses less water and fewer inputs – these are great challenges. The greenhouse will position us as a world leader in precision agriculture.”

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Photo: (Left) Cliff Lamb, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research director; Jeffrey W. Savell, Ph.D., vice chancellor and dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences; John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System; and Seth Murray, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research corn breeder and Eugene Butler Endowed Chair in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)

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