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The Global Plant Council (GPC) is a coalition of national, regional and international societies and affiliates representing plant, crop and agricultural and environmental sciences across the globe.

The GPC seeks to bring together all those involved in plant and crop research, education and training, to facilitate the development of plant science for global challenges such as world hunger, energy, climate change, health and well-being, sustainability and environmental protection.

News

Sweet bribes for ants are key to crops bearing fruit, study shows

Flowering crops such as beans and cotton offer their sweetest nectar to recruit colonizing ants in a strategy that balances their need for defense and to reproduce, research suggests.


Plants sacrifice “daughters” to survive chilly weather

Plants adopt different strategies to survive the changing temperatures of their natural environments. This is most evident in temperate regions where forest trees shed their leaves to conserve energy during the cold season. In a new study, a team of plant biologists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that some plants may selectively kill part of their roots to survive under cold weather conditions.


Events

ASPB Plant Biology 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

In Hawaii we expect more than 1500 scientists from nearly 40 countries participate in the annual Plant Biology meeting – powered by ASPB. From grad students to professionals with 20+ years of experience in plant biology—attendees view this conference as a premier science event because of its perfect blend of research, education and networking opportunities.


I International Symposium on Smart Horticulture for Sustainable Cities

Perth, Australia

To reduce the ecological footprint, conserve scarce resources, promote a more food secure world and to enhance and promote the value of public open space and recreational horticulture, this conference will invite papers that discuss any of the following issues:


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