Imaging from Plant Biology faculty member Adrienne Roeder's lab

Musgrave Research Farm field day

Arabidopsis root analysis in agar

Rice cultivar analysis by Plant Breeding and Genetics faculty Susan McCouch


In the coming decades, the world must arrive at solutions to the major challenges of feeding a burgeoning population, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and preserving biodiversity and essential ecosystem functions. Plants underpin all agricultural and natural ecosystems and environmental impacts on plant systems will cascade at local, regional, national, and international scales. But plants will also be the basis for solutions.  Our vision is to use Discoveries that connect: from fundamental insights to better plants, sustainably grown, serving the world to help secure a sustainable future for coming generations.

Victoria lily flowers in the new Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory

The Victoria lily (Victoria x ‘Longwood Hybrid’) in the water garden of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory has been flowering profusely since the Labor Day Holiday weekend. We were able to catch its first spectacular two-day flowering in the Conservatory in this time-lapse video. Learn more about this fascinating plant.

Liberty Hyde Bailey Lecture

If you missed the June 10 Liberty Hyde Bailey Lecture Genomics and the Future of Agriculture, featuring  SIPS faculty members Susan McCouchGreg Martin, and Jim Giovannoni, it's available online.

Read more about the event on Discovery that Connects, the SIPS blog.


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Milton Zaitlin, virologist and Professor Emeritus dies at 92

Oct 15, 2016
Milton Zaitlin, teacher, mentor, and an international leader in plant virology research died October 11, 2016 at the age of 92. Milt moved to the then Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell in 1973 and became Professor Emeritus in 1997. His refereed research publications span a 50 year period and focus on Tobacco Mosaic virus (TMV), viral replication, and plant resistance to viruses.
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