An interdisciplinary response to global food production and ecosystem health.

About the SBC

The SBC is an interdisciplinary umbrella that brings together experts at the University of Minnesota to solve challenges to plant health that impact global food production and ecosystem health.

Research and Activities

Research at SBC

The SBC facilitates multi-disciplinary, sustainable plant health research and outreach activities that have global impacts. Discover the activities that the SBC membership is currently involved with.

SBC in the News

Wheat research needs boost
Report finds stripe rust costing one billion dollars in lost wheat production worldwide
Agriculture could be biggest user of commercial drones
Robb Fraley, 2013 World Food Prize Laureate
October 12, 2015
October 16, 2015
Purchase for Progress: Connecting Smallholder Farmers to Markets in Africa and Central America
Ken Noah Davies
October 23, 2015

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Plant Health Resources

Plant Health Resources

Have any questions related to plant health? The University of Minnesota is home to a number of resources that can assist you in finding the solutions to your plant health problems. 

Education in Sustainable Plant Health

Sustainable Education

CFANS undergraduate students majoring in Plant Science can now choose a focus in Sustainable Plant Health, where they can study the needs of plants in relation to nutrients, pathogens, and insects.