Plant Science and Technology (PST) is a division of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri. PST faculty are. One of our main goals is to find solutions to real-life problems that threaten the agronomic productivity in Missouri, the U.S. and the world.
Our research strengths include:
- Plant biology
- Genetics and breeding
- Plant protection and pest management
- Plant-insect/pathogen interactions
- Plant-soil relationships
- Environmental quality
PST faculty contribute to the Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG), a community of Mizzou faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows and professionals who pursue novel, creative and transformative ideas in the field of plant biology. IPG is a CAFNR Program of Distinction.
We provide effective research facilities both on campus and across the state through the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station, providing a strong foundation for student success and faculty innovation.
PST offers two undergraduate degrees:
- Plant Sciences prepares students for careers in plant science, agriculture, and natural resources.
- Agricultural Systems Technology prepares students for careers in agricultural production, management, and technology.
PST also offers a graduate program in Plant, Insect, and Microbial Sciences. Ranked among the top programs nationally, our program provides a strong foundation in fundamental plant sciences, promotes critical-thinking skills, provides flexibility for specialized training and offers opportunities for thesis work with prominent faculty members.
If you are looking for a rewarding academic experience, then Plant Science and Technology at Mizzou is the place for you.