Our work is challenge-focused and impact-driven.
Solutions Start Here
Just as plants are integral to a wide breadth of our daily lives, from agriculture and climate change to energy and human health, so too must the plant sciences be dynamic and interdisciplinary in order to solve the grand challenges of our time. The plant sciences require the collaborative effort of great minds across all disciplines, approaching applied research through bold curiosity, academic barrier-breaking, multi-sector partnerships and technological innovation.
What does this innovation look like?
- Increasing yields
- Creating new varieties
- Extending growing seasons
- Enhancing agricultural and environmental sustainability
- Producing new and improved technology
What is the goal?
- Preparing farms to keep pace with a fast-moving future to help ensure a healthier, well-fed world.
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