About Us

CERIS currently operates the following projects/programs:

  • BoilerApps develops innovative software solutions for Purdue University by collaborating with Purdue Pathmaker students. If you need software development for mobile applications, website applications, or mapping applications then we can help. Additional information on BoilerApps is available at www.purdue.edu/boilerapps.

  • The National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) is a database of the USDA Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey, which tracks the movements of exotic and invasive insect and plant pests throughout the United States. While full search access to the NAPIS database is limited to employees of the USDA and their cooperators, extensive information regarding agricultural pests of economic importance can be found at http://caps.ceris.purdue.edu.

  • The National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) is a collection of Land Grant University plant disease and pest diagnostic facilities from across the United States. The National Repository, maintained by CERIS, contains diagnostic information uploaded from 5 regions. This project is a cooperative effort with CSREES (Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service) and several land grant universities. More information on the NPDN project can be found at www.npdn.org.

  • The National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS) is a collection of pesticide-related databases, applications, and websites whose primary purpose is to disseminate timely and accurate information at an affordable cost. The pesticide product data received from EPA and state regulatory agencies is the basis for all applications available. The NPIRS project has developed and maintains multiple websites which are available either publicly or through subscription. For more information, please visit http://npirspublic.ceris.purdue.edu.