The theme of this year's University of Illinois Plant Science Symposium is “Breeding for a Changing World– An Arms Race Against Nature”. The topic is aimed to explore the future demands of agriculture and how we can adapt to meet those demands. We have invited a number of speakers with backgrounds in plant breeding, weed science, high-throughput phenotyping, and controlled environment agriculture to discuss their research. We hope to stimulate a discussion about long-term needs in agriculture that require attention in today’s research programs.
Along with these presentations, the event will also include a poster session and competition with a social hour at Crane Alley in downtown Urbana. Registration is free and will include a light breakfast, lunch, and access to the social hour. For those unable to attend, the event will be live-streamed on our website during the presentations. The link will become available as we move closer to the seminar.