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.

bill miller shows hortus forum students forced flower bulbs in greenshouse
Horticulture
woman tends plants in growth chamber
Plant Biology
female technician tends experimental rice crops in growth chamber
infiltrating plants in a greenhouse
man and woman examining a petri plate

100+

faculty & senior academics

Engaged in research, outreach and teaching in SIPS

News from the School of Integrative Plant Science

Highlights of our research, outreach, and educational activities

Purple spring flowers frame McGraw Tower

News

Celebrating the CALS Class of 2022
With the end of another academic year in sight, we’d like to recognize both the CALS undergraduate and graduate classes of 2022.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Office of Undergraduate Biology
  • Animal Science
Male student poses with mobile device in vineyard.

News

Fernando Romero Galvan is a first-year Ph.D. student working in the lab of Katie Gold, assistant professor of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology. The first student in the School of Integrative Plant Science to receive NASA’s FINESST...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
Man inspects leafroll virus in a vineyard.

News

Leafroll disease, a virus spread by mealybugs, damages grapevines, reduces yield and alters grape quality – all of which can detrimentally affect wine quality and cost growers tens of thousands of dollars per hectare. There’s no cure for...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
Warren Hall and the Ag Quad.

News

Sixteen faculty and professional staff members in Cornell’s four state contract colleges have been selected for the 2021-22 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
students in a classroom

News

The Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project is expanding its course offerings beyond sub-Saharan Africa, providing new opportunities for researchers in South Asia to create more inclusive and...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Land Acknowledgment

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.