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

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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.

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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In the world of weeds, art meets science

Published: 
Aug 25, 2016
In the brutal, mind-bending world of agronomic combat that is a regional weed Olympiad, Patricia Chan ’17 became a legend.  Among the 55 undergraduate and graduate students participating in mid-July at the Northeastern Collegiate Weed Science Society Contest, Chan was the only student to correctly identify the bonus-question weed: Lobelia inflata. Read more