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School of Integrative Plant Science

Learn how our research in plant and soil sciences is advancing our knowledge and securing food security and environmental sustainability.

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Micronutrients on the Cob
Michael A. Gore, professor and chair of the School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, and collaborators are working to create an open-source digital ecosystem to optimize food crops, starting with maize, with help...
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  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Canaan Boyer, project manager for NextGen Cassava, earned the 2022 CALS Core Value Staff Award for her commitment to inclusion for "one of the most successful crop breeding projects in the world."
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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On Sept. 1, members of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) came together to celebrate the 18th year of the Research & Extension Awards and the 13th year of the Core Value Staff Awards. The ceremony recognized the notable and wide...
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  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Animal Science

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Stanton Shannon, who supported New York farmers through his research on sweet corn, onions and squash, died Jan. 6 in Riverside, California. He was 94.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Tom Silva is a senior lecturer in the Plant Biology Section and chair of the SIPS Diversity and Inclusion Council. The Our Stories series profiles diverse members of the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) community. Here is Tom’s story...
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  • Plant Biology Section

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Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America.  We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.