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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Plant Biology
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News from the School of Integrative Plant Science

Highlights of our research, outreach, and educational activities

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Field Note

Jian Hua: Discovering how the environment affects plant growth and health
Jian Hua is a professor in the Plant Biology Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. Her discoveries of how temperature and other environmental factors affect plant growth and immune response provide fundamental guidance for...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
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Field Note

Juliet Carroll: Using hummingbirds to protect New York’s berries
Research at Cornell in fruit IPM has created solutions that, in some cases, have erased the need for pesticide applications. I work with CALS faculty and CCE educators to deliver IPM solutions to the fruit industry. I truly stand on the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science


Anna Katharine Mansfield appointed associate director of Cornell AgriTech

Anna Katharine Mansfield, an enologist known for her work in elevating the success of New York state’s craft beverage industry, has been appointed associate director of Cornell AgriTech, effective July 1. As an associate professor of food...

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Antibiotic control of fire blight has minimal impact on native microbiome

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology 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.