SIPS was launched by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2014 to provide a unifying framework for plant, soil, and agricultural research at Cornell. The five sections are associated with distinct disciplines, graduate fields, and knowledge bases, but are connected by urgent challenges and revolutionary tools relevant to all plant scientists.

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Horticulture
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Plant Biology
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News from the School of Integrative Plant Science

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‘Sour’ grapes: Berry damage, fruit flies worsen wine

Damaged grape berries combined with vinegar flies are a recipe for promoting sour rot, a disease that lowers vineyard yields and wine quality.

  • Entomology
  • Department of Entomology
  • Fruits
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  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
Julie Suarez, associate dean of Land-Grant affairs walks with Qu Dongyu, director-general of the UN FAO, Xingen Lei, associate dean of research and innovation and UN FAO team members.

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QU Dongyu, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), visited Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences May 7-8 to talk with faculty, staff and graduate students about efforts...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Department of Global Development
Senior graduates of the Class of 2024

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  • Agriculture Sciences Major
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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The Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognized members of the graduate community for their accomplishments, leadership and commitments to advancing efforts around diversity, inclusion, outreach and student engagement.

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Microbiology

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