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

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Pi Alpha Xi (PAX), the national honor society for horticulture and plant sciences, welcomed 26 new members during a November 15, 2021 ceremony. “It was another large group of inductees this year, and it was great to see in person many of last...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plants
  • Horticulture
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Several Cornellians – appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul – will explore how the warming environment will affect New York’s communities, ecosystems and economy in the new Climate Impacts Assessment project.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • New York Sea Grant Institute
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As Puerto Rico continues to build back from hurricanes Irma and Maria amid intensifying climatic changes, a joint project between Cornell and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) will prepare agricultural students to develop skills...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Field Note

Johannes Lehmann, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science and the Department of Global Development, is at the forefront of research on biochar, a form of charcoal created by heating biomass (like manure or...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture

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.