Researchers from the UNL Center for Plant Science Innovation (CPSI) will provide hands-on activities to help explain the important role of plant science in addressing the world’s food demands. Plants are a critical part of human and livestock nutrition. Today’s crop varieties and growing technologies are not sufficient to meet our future needs, as the global population is expected to reach over 10 billion by 2050.
Visitors will explore the different methods scientists use to find solutions to this problem, such as improving plant quality and crop yield. They will also learn the basics of how scientists develop genetically modified crops and the steps required to move them safely from the laboratory to the marketplace.
The Center for Plant Science Innovation
is an interdisciplinary research and training program in the basic plant sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Outstanding research facilities and an interdisciplinary graduate program complement an excellent group of faculty with research strengths in several areas of plant biology research.