Celeste Marie Falcon - Plant Science Major with a concentration in plant breeding and genetics

Musgrave Farm Field Day

Greenhouses near Plant Science

Estimate Disease app developed by Sarah Pethybridge

Professor Olena Vatamaniuk and postdoc Ju-Chen Chia image rice plants at Cornell's High-Energy Synchrotron Source

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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.

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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Rangarajan featured at PCCW symposium

Roughly 100 Cornell alumnae gathered March 4 as part of the 2017 President’s Council of Cornell Women Symposium, “Feeding the World Sustainably.” Highlights included presentations on food ethics by Andrew Chignell, professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and visiting associate professor in Cornell’s Sage School of Philosophy, and on small farms by Anu Rangarajan in the SIPS Section fo Horticulture. Read more