Seminars & News

The five SIPS sections host regular seminars, attendance of which can be logged online for credit. 

SIPS Seminars

View full seminar schedule for all five SIPS sections.

SIPS members receive a weekly email listing SIPS section seminars for the current week, SIPS section seminars for the week following, and other upcoming seminars and events of relevant to plants, soil, climate, and agriculture. Email ML16 [at] to be added to the mailing list.

Recordings of many past seminars can be viewed at the SIPS seminar playlist.

Log your attendance

Please use this form to record your attendance at SIPS seminars.

The latest SIPS news

SIPS News Blog: Discovery that Connects

Catch up on the latest SIPS news, including publications, DEI efforts, awards, renovation news and more.

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SIPS-wide listservs

  • AG-SIPS-DG: SIPS wide list auto-generated from Workday. Includes everyone in Workday under the SIPS org. The SIPS Monday News & Events is emailed to this list and to plant-seminar-l
  • plant-seminar-l: an opt-in that includes people wishing to receive the SIPS Monday News & Events email who may not be included on the AG-SIPS-DG list. Contact Magdalen Lindeberg (ML16) to be added
  • plant-postdocs-l: an opt-in list to which all SIPS postdocs are added
  • SIPS-GRADS-l: an opt-in list to which all SIPS grad students are added
  • AG-SIPS-Faculty-DG: contains all SIPS faculty
  • AG-SIPS-Faculty-Plus-DG: contains all SIPS tenured/tenure-track faculty, senior research associates, senior extension associates, senior lecturers, and anyone else involved in teaching

The latest news...

Local beekeepers and researchers examine an open log with a Melipona favosa nest during a workshop


Beekeeping, hydropower: Cornell Atkinson awards nearly $1M in grants

Cornell Atkinson’s annual Academic Venture Fund will provide nearly $1 million in seed funding to support research teams across five colleges and 11 departments, many with key external partnerships.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Animal Science
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
A farm worker prepares a field for planting


Cornell researchers have tested an ecological tool in the fight to control weeds in silage soybean and corn fields: adding carbon to soil in the form of sawdust and rye hay.

  • Soil
  • Crops
  • Horticulture Section
grain seedheads frame field day crowd


  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Portrait of Antonio DiTommaso


Antonio DiTommaso, professor and outgoing head of the School of Integrative Plant Science’s Soil and Crop Sciences Section, has been named associate director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES), effective July...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
two young women working in a garden


  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section