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** PLEASE NOTE: P3 is currently reorganizing under each of the six participating graduate major programs. Please contact the major programs for more information on how they plan to continue offering the P3 model of training. **

New methods to increase crop productivity are required to meet anticipated demands for food, feed, fiber, and fuel. Using modern sensors and data analysis techniques, it is now feasible to develop methods to predict plant growth and productivity based on information about their genome and environment. However, doing so requires expertise in plant sciences as well as computational sciences and engineering.

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Discovery of underlying principles of plants in order to improve crop production and sustainability.

Use of processes and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms.

Application of scientific principles to the design, construction, and maintenance of structures, machines and systems.