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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Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Joyce G. Chery
Academic focus: My lab focuses on the evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) of plants. We integrate classical plant anatomical and developmental techniques with systematics, phylogenetic comparative methods, and cell and molecular...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Plants
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Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Virginia Moore
Academic focus: Breeding for sustainable cropping systems, cover crops, intercropping, polycultures, organic farming systems, Legumes, forages, alfalfa, hemp Research summary: My research focus is on plant breeding for sustainable cropping...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture
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News

‘Naturalized’ bulb plantings bloom around Ithaca
All around Ithaca, long swaths of flower bulbs are popping up through the still-dormant grass to provide some extra early-season color, thanks to Bill Miller and his Cornell Flower Bulb Research Program team. Miller is a professor in the School...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plants
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News

Egesi earns highest honors for biotechnology work in Nigeria

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

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