An interdisciplinary response to food security 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. Learn more

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.

Recent Events

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.

Wheat Rust Surveillance and Warning Launch Meeting – February 18-24

SBC, in partnership with the USDA Cereal Disease Lab and CIMMYT, hosted a week long meeting for project planning of the Wheat Rust Surveillance and Warning component of the larger USAID-funded project.

Plant Health Resources

Plant Health Resources

Have any plant health related questions? The University of Minnesota is home to several 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.