Plant Science & Technology

About Plant Science and Technology

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.