$25M Tech Grant Lets Illinois Researchers ‘Talk’ to Plants

Members of the Illinois CROPPS team. From left: Stephen Moose, crop sciences; Cabral Bigman-Galimore, communication; Vikram Adve, computer science; German Bollero, crop sciences; and Anthony Studer, crop sciences

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today an investment of $25 million to launch the Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS). The center, a partnership among the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cornell University, the Boyce Thompson Institute, and the University of Arizona, aims to develop tools to listen and talk to plants and their associated organisms.

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Lauren Quinn

Sep 09, 2021

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