Indigo Research Partners

Indigo Research Partners is the world’s largest agriculture lab focused on finding innovative technologies and products that add value to the farm

Indigo Research Partners was created to enable an entirely new method of agricultural R&D. This approach eliminates the “one size fits all” model associated with traditional field trials. The platform is designed to generate data relevant to a specific farm or field and lead to actionable insights for growers. The breadth and depth of the platform prepares growers to manage any number of environmental and field conditions, from cold and wet stress to heat and water scarcity.

Indigo Research Partners accelerates the adoption of innovative technologies that optimize on-farm decision making and ultimately improve grower profitability by:

  • Collaborating with 85+ leading growers on 40,000+ acres in the United States
  • Evaluating hundreds of agricultural technologies
  • Collecting over a trillion data points a day from sensors, drones, weather stations, and other tools 
  • Developing optimal systems to enable growers to capture more profit on each acre

If you're a grower interested in participating in Indigo Research Partners, or a technology partner interested in collaborating with Indigo, click below to get in touch. 

Hard Red Wheat

TAM 112
Early
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Good
Yield Potential
Average
Overall Disease Resistance
Good
Protein
  • Texas & Oklahoma Panhandles
  • Western Kansas
  • Eastern Colorado
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Moderately resistant to wheat streak mosaic
  • + Very high tillering
  • - Below-average straw strength

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

TAM 114
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Very Good
Protein
  • Texas High Plains
  • Western Kansas
  • Eastern Colorado
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • + Resistant to stripe and stem rust
  • + Moderately resistant to leaf rust
  • - Moderately susceptible to soilborne mosaic and WSMV

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Byrd
Medium
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Somewhat susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Excellent milling and baking quality
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Very high tillering
  • - Susceptible to stem rust and stripe rust

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Gallagher
Medium
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Oklahoma
  • Southern Kansas
  • + Good drought tolerance
  • + Good leaf health
  • + More resistant than most to barley yellow dwarf
  • - Prone to physiological leaf spotting

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Avery
Medium-Late
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Very Good
Yield Potential
Somewhat susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Exceptional milling and baking qualities
  • + Excellent winterhardiness
  • + Resistant to wheat curl mite and Greenbug biotype E
  • - Susceptible to stripe and stem rust

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Doublestop CL Plus
Medium-Late
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Tolerant to acidic soils
  • + Very good yield potential and test weights
  • + Long coleoptile
  • - Can be late maturing

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

SY Monument
Medium-Late
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Central and western Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Nebraska
  • the Texas Panhandle
  • + Very adaptable and high yielding across multiple environments
  • + Very high tillering
  • + Excellent overall leaf disease package
  • - Average straw strength

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Bob Dole
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Central Corridor
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • + Good disease package (leaf rust, stripe rust, and scab)
  • + Good drought tolerance
  • - Lower tillering

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

LCS Mint
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Good
Protein
  • Hight Plains
  • + Very good soil acidity tolerance
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • - Susceptible to leaf rust

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Langin
Early
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Average
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein

High Plains

  • + Resistant to wheat curl mite
  • + Strong stripe rust resistance
  • + Solid milling and baking qualities
  • - Somewhat vulnerable to Hessian fly and leaf rust

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Smith’s Gold
Medium
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein

Central Plains

  • + Excellent resistance to Hessian fly, green bug, and stripe rust
  • + Well equipped to handle nitrogen-imbalanced environments
  • + Stellar milling and baking readiness
  • - Somewhat inclined to physiological leaf spotting
  • - Pre-harvest sprouting tendency if harvest is substantially delayed

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Planning on growing HRWW?

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 134B
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Southern Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • + Highest top-end yield potential
  • + Mennel-preferred variety
  • - Susceptible to stripe rust

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 124C
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Very Good
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Southeastern Missouri
  • + Lead product for growers who prefer smooth head
  • + Consistent performance across a large geography

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 113B
Early - Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Very Good
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Missouri
  • Southern Illinois
  • Southern Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • + Strong disease package
  • + Handles wet feet very well

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 114B
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Excellent
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Missouri (leading variety)
  • Southwestern Illinois
  • + Very good standability
  • + Strong milling and baking qualities
  • - Can be vulnerable to powdery mildew

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 294A
Medium
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Very Good
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • + Excellent winterhardiness
  • + Consistent performance across growing regions

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 284A
Early - Medium
Maturity
Excellent
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Very Good
Yield Potential
Good /Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • + Strong test weight
  • + Consistent performance across growing regions

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 273A
Early - Medium
Maturity
Excellent
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Very Good
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • + Very good test weight
  • + Consistent performance across growing regions
Planning on growing HRWW?

Cotton

TAM 112
Early
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Good
Yield Potential
Average
Overall Disease Resistance
Good
Protein
  • Texas & Oklahoma Panhandles
  • Western Kansas
  • Eastern Colorado
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Moderately resistant to wheat streak mosaic
  • + Very high tillering
  • - Below-average straw strength

Cotton

TAM 114
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Very Good
Protein
  • Texas High Plains
  • Western Kansas
  • Eastern Colorado
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • + Resistant to stripe and stem rust
  • + Moderately resistant to leaf rust
  • - Moderately susceptible to soilborne mosaic and WSMV

Cotton

Byrd
Medium
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Somewhat susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Excellent milling and baking quality
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Very high tillering
  • - Susceptible to stem rust and stripe rust

Cotton

Gallagher
Medium
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Oklahoma
  • Southern Kansas
  • + Good drought tolerance
  • + Good leaf health
  • + More resistant than most to barley yellow dwarf
  • - Prone to physiological leaf spotting

Cotton

Avery
Medium-Late
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Very Good
Yield Potential
Somewhat susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Exceptional milling and baking qualities
  • + Excellent winterhardiness
  • + Resistant to wheat curl mite and Greenbug biotype E
  • - Susceptible to stripe and stem rust

Cotton

Doublestop CL Plus
Medium-Late
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Tolerant to acidic soils
  • + Very good yield potential and test weights
  • + Long coleoptile
  • - Can be late maturing

Cotton

SY Monument
Medium-Late
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Central and western Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Nebraska
  • the Texas Panhandle
  • + Very adaptable and high yielding across multiple environments
  • + Very high tillering
  • + Excellent overall leaf disease package
  • - Average straw strength

Cotton

Bob Dole
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Central Corridor
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • + Good disease package (leaf rust, stripe rust, and scab)
  • + Good drought tolerance
  • - Lower tillering

Cotton

LCS Mint
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Good
Protein
  • Hight Plains
  • + Very good soil acidity tolerance
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • - Susceptible to leaf rust

Cotton

Langin
Early
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Average
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein

High Plains

  • + Resistant to wheat curl mite
  • + Strong stripe rust resistance
  • + Solid milling and baking qualities
  • - Somewhat vulnerable to Hessian fly and leaf rust

Cotton

Smith’s Gold
Medium
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein

Central Plains

  • + Excellent resistance to Hessian fly, green bug, and stripe rust
  • + Well equipped to handle nitrogen-imbalanced environments
  • + Stellar milling and baking readiness
  • - Somewhat inclined to physiological leaf spotting
  • - Pre-harvest sprouting tendency if harvest is substantially delayed
Planning on growing HRWW?

Corn

Indigo provides a range of high-performance hybrids with excellent agronomic profiles

  • Stress Emergence
  • Vigor
  • Disease Resistance
  • Stalk and Root Strength Strength
  • Drought Tolerance

Soy

The high-yielding varieties we offer deliver on quality and hold up to stress

  • Stress Emergence
  • Vigor
  • Canopy Closure
  • Disease Resistance
  • Drought Tolerance
  • Standability
  • Dry Down

Rice

Choose from rice hybrids carefully selected for superior yield advantage and agronomic characteristics

  • Stress Tolerance
  • Standability
  • Grain Retention
  • Disease Resistance
  • Lodging Resistance
  • Ratoon Potential
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Research Partners

Indigo Research Partners Quick Facts

Growers Per Hub 10+
Instrumented Acres Per Grower 500+
Instrumented Acres 40,000+
Acres of Historical and Yield Data 500,000+

Mid-South

Growers 28
Acres 14,000+
Region Mid South & Delta
Key Crops Cotton, Corn, Rice, Soybeans, and 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

Kansas

Growers 25
Acres 12,000+
Region Midwest - Belleville, Kansas
Key Crops Corn, Soybeans, and 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.

Indiana

Growers 13
Acres 6,000+
Region Midwest - Lessburg, IN
Key Crops Corn and Soybeans
Advisory Board Member Kip Tom
Details Multiple Director positions including Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Department of Agriculture (Advisory Board), 246 Capital Investments, MASCO, International Food and Agri-Business Managers Association. Former Top Producer of the Year.

Ohio

Growers 10
Acres 5,000+
Region East - Washington Court House, OH
Key Crops Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat
Advisory Board Member Mark Bryant
Details 3rd generation family farm, 25+ years crop marketing experience, VP of Premium Ag Commodities. Former Top Producer of the Year

Iowa

Growers 12
Acres 6,000+
Region Midwest - Jesup, IA
Key Crops Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat
Advisory Board Member Ben Riensche
Details 6th generation family farm, Investment banking at Wells Fargo and United Bank of Switzerland, Top producer of the year in 2001. Former Top Producer of the Year.

Indigo announces the launch of the world's largest agriculture lab

The platform, which was launched in 2017 as Indigo Partners, involves collaborating with leading growers and agronomic experts to evaluate agricultural technologies . It has significantly evolved over the past 12 months to provide further support to growers through real-time, farm-specific insights collected from commercial-scale testing.

Indigo’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.

Greg Baltz

Arkansas

With Indigo, we’re looking at safe products that we can get maximum value out of. The Indigo model lets us try new products and compare them with peers around the state of Kansas. It’s very exciting, because we’re all trying to get back to what’s natural — what’s safe for our farms and our families.

Thayne Larson

Kansas

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

Mississippi

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