Research Facilities

Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE)

991-acre farm facility appropriate for plant breeding and genetics, crop production and soil tillage management, plant physiology, soil fertility, weed control, disease and insect resistance and control, and crop variety performance evaluation. It also includes the Crop Protect Lab for fertilizer and ag chemical storage and handling research.


Analytical Mass Spectrometry Facility

The Analytical Mass Spectrometry Facility assists Purdue faculty in solving research problems by providing quality mass spectrometry data. The facility is equipped with a complete range of mass spectrometers, ionization methods, and sample introduction equipment in order to accommodate a broad array of sample types and scientific questions. A staff of expert mass spectrometrists enables the acquisition of informative data on rapid timescales.

Animal Sciences Research and Education Center (ASREC)

Facilities for research and education in various animal production systems, including aquaculture, beef, dairy, poultry, and swine. A feed mill which formulates food for Purdue research livestock is also located on the facility.


Center for Cancer Research (PUCCR)​

Services to Cancer Center members and non-members in nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, analytical cytology, DNA analysis, and drug development.

Constructed Wetlands

Monitored for studies on: treatment of agricultural runoff from land on and adjacent to the Animal Sciences Research & Education Center; and golf course and urban runoff on the Kampen Golf Course. 

Controlled Environment Phenotyping Facility (CEPF)​

Opened in spring 2018, this plant phenotyping facility allows research under highly uniform growth conditions for precise control and replication of experimental variables that cannot be easily controlled in the field.

Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center​

Outdoor training laboratories for small-plot demonstrations of crop problems through which agriculturists improve their troubleshooting skills, and evaluate new and alternative management strategies. 


Genomics Core Facility

High throughput sequencing, low throughput sequencing, Affymetrix arrays and informatics to support genomics research.

Horticulture Plant Growth Facilities​​

Computer-controlled greenhouse zones, growth chambers, walk-in refrigeration units, controlled-environment rooms, potting area and laboratories for research and teaching.

Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center​

25,000-sq-ft phenotyping facility at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE) is open to Purdue faculty, staff, and students and features state-of-the-art technologies for plant processing, seed analysis, threshing and shelling, advanced sensing, and data management.


Life Science Microscopy Facility

Electron microscopy instrumentation and support services, with capabilities for light microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and computer-based image analysis

Life Science Fluorescence Imaging Facility

Gives Purdue researchers access to the highest-quality imaging technology at reasonable cost. A joint effort of the Colleges of Agriculture, Health and Human Sciences, Engineering, and Science and the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Lilly Greenhouses and Plant Growth Facility​

The Lilly Greenhouses and Plant Growth Facility, located south of Lilly Hall of Life Science, serve as the primary greenhouse space available to the departments of Botany and Plant Pathology and Agronomy.


Post-Harvest Education & Research Center

Fully functional grain handling center and pilot bin facility that benefits crop and food producers, handlers and processors, and their allied manufacturing and service industries in Indiana and the Midwest, with research on grain quality, stored product protection, and related areas.


Purdue Agricultural Centers (PACs)​

A network of farms across Indiana used for research and Extension activities requiring field facilities.

Richard G. Lugar Forestry Farm

FNR Farm is in the Central Till Plant natural region of Tippecanoe County. The farm, which is located 2.5 miles west of the Purdue campus, has a total of 175 acres, 40 of which are tillable.

The Purdue Arboretum

The Purdue Arboretum is an outdoor laboratory that preserves valuable woody plant materials and increases the number of plants in established campus collections for student learning, development of educational programs, research, and more.

The Student Farm​

The Student Farm is a working small farm near the Kampen Golf Course and Daniel Turf Center off Cherry Lane. Farm work is managed by several student groups: those enrolled in the "Small Farms Experience" courses, volunteers of the Purdue Student Farm Organization, part-time undergraduates, and full-time summer interns.

Transgenic Mouse Core Facility

A centralized resource for the production of transgenic and gene-targeted mice for Purdue investigators


Water Quality Field Station (WQFS)

Individually tiled and instrumented field plots structured for studies on movement of agricultural chemicals under various management practices and cropping systems. Purdue and USDA researchers evaluate alternative management practices environmental, agronomic, and economic effectiveness.

Whistler Agricultural Research Building​

This 64,000-sq-ft facility houses 33 labs and lab complexes and researchers from five departments: Agronomy, Biochemistry, Botany and Plant Pathology, Entomology, Horticulture and Architecture.

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A list of other multidisciplinary research facilities available at Purdue can be found at


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