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Undergraduates set up hundreds of digital cameras to record time-lapse data of plant growth. Patrick Schnable, on the right, directs the experiment in precision and digital agriculture. Image courtesy of the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Iowa State developing plans to advance Iowa’s bioscience economy

By Mike Krapfl, ISU News Service

Gov. Kim Reynolds today released a study by the consulting firm TEConomy Partners that recommends four platforms for growing Iowa’s bioscience economy. Iowa State University has made investments and built strengths in three of the platforms – biobased chemicals; precision and digital agriculture; and vaccines and immunotherapeutics.