An interdisciplinary response to global food production and ecosystem health.

About the SBC

About Us

The SBC is an interdisciplinary umbrella that brings together experts at the University of Minnesota to solve challenges to plant health that impact food security 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

Agriculture could be biggest user of commercial drones
Precision farming targets major threat to soybean crops
Berry-decimating invasive emerges from ripe berries

Outreach Events & Resources

MnDrive Project Stakeholder Meeting – March 4

SBC, in partnership with InSTePP, convened a meeting of key stakeholders to discuss the possibilities for public-private partnerships to support the MnDRIVE project "Repositioning Minnesota's Crop Sciences."

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.