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Science-based solutions for a changing world

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 to help secure a sustainable future for coming generations.

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SIPS is Hiring

  • Plant synthetic biology
    Assistant/Associate Professor: Review of applications begins October 21, 2019
  • Genomics-empowered biology of plant pathogenic fungi
    Assistant/Associate Professor: SEARCH PLANNED 2019/2020
  • Physiology of fruit crop adaptation to climate change
    Assistant/Associate Professor: SEARCH PLANNED 2019/2020
  • Breeding for Sustainable Forage Cropping Systems
    Assistant/Associate Professor: POSITION DESCRIPTION COMING SOON
  • Digital Agriculture: Agronomy
    Assistant/Associate Professor: IN PROGRESS
  • Digital Agriculture
    Research Professor (Agritech Campus): IN PROGRESS
  • Active Learning Initiative
    Teaching Postdoctoral Associate (2 positions open): POSITIONS FILLED


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CCE podcast helps navigate industrial hemp issues

Sep 16, 2019

Larry Smart, professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, recently joined Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast series to discuss industrial hemp production in New York state.

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.

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.