Plant and Crop Science

Our in depth strength in specific research disciplines is the foundation for “connected research” that integrates the natural and social sciences across disciplines.

With the global population expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, there is a pressing need to secure access to sufficient safe and nutritious food for everyone. We combine cutting-edge research in plant science, from the molecular to the crop scale, with other disciplines in both the natural and social sciences. By working closely with research users, our research has a clear, practical focus on sustainable agriculture and so can help address the ecological, economic and social challenges facing crop production in a rapidly changing global environment.