SBC Priority Areas and Initiatives

The Stakman-Borlaug Center unites plant health experts from the University of Minnesota, other institutions, industry partners and stakeholder groups to provide science-based solutions that solve challenges to global crop production and ecosystem health. The SBC provides research, outreach, and education leadership in three priority areas:


Expand all

SBC Priority Areas and Initiatives

Global Sustainable Crop Production

Reviewing crops in the greenhouse

Working around the globe, SBC scientists address challenges to crop production and build scientific research capacity. Global Sustainable Crop Production Initiatives >> 

Plant Genetic Resources

Reviewing plants in the lab

Finding genetic solutions that enhance crop resilience to stresses, reduce agricultural inputs and improve the livelihood of farmers and other stakeholders. Plant Genetic Resources Initiatives >> 

UMN Plant Education Group

Bee on flower

The University of Minnesota Plant Education Group (PlantEd) cultivates connections between people, plants, food and the environment through research-based education and outreach. University of Minnesota Plant Education Group >>