Sarah Pethybridge's Estimate Disease app

Olena Vatamaniuk and Ju-Chen Chia image plants for nutrient uptake

Graduate student Andy Read looks at mechanisms of pathogenesis

Musgrave Farm Field Day

Greenhouses near Plant Science

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Science-based solutions for a changing world

SIPS is Hiring

The School of Integrative Plant Science expects to be hiring 11+  faculty in the next three years.  The following positions are currently open:

Asst/Assoc Professor: Grape Disease Ecology and Epidemiology
Asst/Assoc ProfessorPlant-Microbe Biology
Asst/Assoc Professor: International Cropping Systems


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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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.