Global Plant Council

Aims to promote plant science across borders & disciplines, supporting those involved in research, education and training, to increase awareness of plant research in science and society.


Global Plant Council

The Global Plant Council (GPC) is a coalition of 30 organizations representing the plant, crop, agricultural, and environmental sciences across the globe, representing thousands of experts.


International Year of Plant Health (IYPH)

The United Nations General Assembly declared in December 2018, 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). A lifetime opportunity to raise awareness on how protecting plant health can help protect the environment and boost economic development.


ECRi is a collection of activities addressed to help the Early Career Researchers with 4 essential pillars: job hunting, grant funding, dissemination of research results and networking.


The GPC’s blog serves to provide to the plant science community a platform for raising awareness about current issues, highlighting new research, reviewing recent events and promoting Member Organizations and their work.


We publish relevant news articles on plant science from across the globe to keep the community up to date with recent progress.


Check the GPC list of plant science resources: grants, prizes, funding agencies, educational, organizations and networks.


Check the initiatives set in motion by GPC and its members related to stress resilience, nutritional security, diversity seek, knowledge exchange and new breeding technologies.


The GPC seeks to facilitate the development of plant science for global challenges such as world hunger, sustainability, environmental protection, and climate change.

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New study on a recently discovered chlorophyll molecule could be key to better solar cells

| Botany, Plant Science | No Comments
Photosynthesis, the process by which some organisms convert sunlight into chemical energy, is well known. But, it is a complex phenomenon, which involves a myriad of proteins. Now, scientists have uncover the location and functions of a new type of…
small vegetables

Identifying a plant cell barrier to breeding more nutritious crops

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What if we could grow plants that are larger and also have higher nutritional content? For decades, scientists have been trying to dial up amino acid content in crops by ramping up their production systems, but they always run into…

Understanding the mechanisms of seemingly chaotic synchronization in trees

| Agriculture, Forestry, News, Plant Science | No Comments
The synchronization of seed production by trees has garnered attention due to its importance in agriculture, forestry and ecosystem management. Therefore, understanding the timing and mechanisms that contribute to synchronized seeding can be a useful management tool.
Water lily

The Delicate Water Lily: A Rose by Another Name?

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Genome Duplication Events May Have Contributed to Floral Scent Biosynthesis and Other Traits of Early-diverged Flowering Plants​