Indigo Research Partners

The world’s largest agriculture lab focused on improving grower profitability

Adding value to the farm with tech & products

Indigo Research Partners (IRP) was created to enable an entirely new method of agricultural R&D. We believe the best lab for testing innovative agricultural techniques is the farm itself. Through collaborations with farmers around the globe, we are building the world’s largest agricultural lab with the goal of accelerating innovations and products that increase yields, improve environmental sustainability, and reduce risks for farmers.

IRP by the Numbers

Enrolled Growers Icon 120 Enrolled Growers
icon-farming-technologies 100 Farming Technologies
icon-instrumented-acres 50000 Instrumented Acres
Data Points Per Day 1000000000000 Data Points Per Day

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Explore the World's Largest Ag Lab

  • Operating the program in the U.S. and Argentina
  • Testing sensors, weather stations, soil mapping technologies, drones, and satellites to sub-divide farms into thousands of distinct experiments 
  • Evaluating the performance of new products, agronomic practices, farming equipment, and the many decisions growers make every year across real-world conditions
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Growers Enrolled: 10 Total Research Acreage: 6100 Key Crops: Soybeans, Corn Details:

In 2018, ten of the top Argentinean farmers joined Indigo Research Partners. Since launching the partnership, focus crops have been soybeans and late planting corn. On the technology side, reputable Argentinean technologies and startups have been tested including worldwide sensors and tool management.

Growers Enrolled: 9 Total Research Acreage: 6000 Key Crops: Soybeans, Corn Advisory Board Member: Mark Bryant Details:

3rd generation family farm, 25+ years crop marketing experience, VP of Premium Ag Commodities

I have always been drawn to forward-thinking companies, and Indigo has shown me its willingness to think outside the box. With Indigo Research Partners, I get to be around like-minded growers who challenge me and make me better. We’re fundamentally looking at data differently than we were before, digging deeper into it, trying to understand what is happening in our fields, and why it’s happening that way.
Mark Bryant
Growers Enrolled: 24 Total Research Acreage: 6500 Key Crops: Soybeans, Corn, Wheat
States Covered: Iowa, Missouri Growers Enrolled: 15 Total Research Acreage: 5600 Key Crops: Soybeans, Corn, Wheat Advisory Board Member: Ben Riensche Details:

6th generation family farm, investment banking at Wells Fargo and Bank of Switzerland, Former Top Producer of the Year in 2001

There are 99 things I do to grow a great crop — tillage systems, plantings dates, soil amendments, the list goes on and on. All of the Indigo Research Partner data collection equipment out in my fields, it brings me even closer to seeing what practices and implements really work for me. And that only scratches the surface of what Indigo can do.
Ben Riensche
Growers Enrolled: 28 Total Research Acreage: 14800 Key Crops: Soybeans, Corn, Wheat Advisory Board Member: Thayne Larson Details:

Thayne Larson served as President of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, as Trustee of Farm Foundation and Member of the Bennett Round Table. Former Top Producer of the Year.

For growers, it’s important to remain in front of the curve, since we make all of our planning decisions for the next year so far in advance. Now I have a team, a unit from Indigo that understands my farm, what I’m looking to buy, and the people that work for me. With how many decisions farmers make, and how early we have to make them, having the right people in place is a strong point.
Thayne Larson
States Covered: Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma Growers Enrolled: 31 Total Research Acreage: 11000 Key Crops: Rice, Soybeans, Corn, Cotton, Wheat Advisory Board Member: Jeremy Jack Details:

Board Member of the Mississippi Soybean Association and Mississippi Rice Council, Recognized as Bayer Corp Sciences' Young Sustainable Farmer in 2013. Former Top Producer of the Year.

Traditional agriculture has never had access to this level of information. The data I am seeing on my farm through Indigo Research Partners allows me to make key decisions to improve our profitability and understand the truth on my farm. These are insights we can trust to make a difference on our farms.
Jeremy Jack

Open Quotation MarkTraditional agriculture has never had access to this level of information. The data I am seeing on my farm through Indigo Research Partners allows me to make key decisions to improve our profitability and understand the truth on my farm. These are insights we can trust to make a difference on our farms. Close Quotation Mark

Jeremy Jack



Open Quotation MarkIndigo’s approach has been different and refreshing. They chose to become a vested partner, placing their seeds, their sensors, and their scientists in my fields. They are replicating this research across the country and here is where we hope the near infinite bits of data from the field create greater value. Here is where the shared data can be fully vetted and here is where today’s technology becomes an asset and a tool for the future. Close Quotation Mark

Greg Baltz



Open Quotation MarkAfter growing with Indigo last season, I want to be plugged into what’s coming next. Indigo is a company filled with innovation and I want to get in early. My Indigo Soybeans came up quicker, looked healthier, and was some of the best I produced this year. Close Quotation Mark

Dennis Funk



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