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

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.

Blog

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.

News

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

Resources

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

Initiatives

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.

Challenges

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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Scientists learn how plants manipulate their soil environment to assure a steady supply of nutrients

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Dissolved carbon in soil can quench plants' ability to communicate with soil microbes, allowing plants to fine-tune their relationships with symbionts. Experiments show how synthetic biology tools can help understand environmental controls on agricultural productivity.

Communicating science can benefit from scientists ‘being human’

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As social beliefs and values change over time, scientists have struggled with effectively communicating the facts of their research with the public. Now, a team of researchers believe scientists can gain trust with their audience by showing their human side.…

Genetic marker discovery could ease plant breeders’ work

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Plant breeders are always striving to develop new varieties that satisfy growers, producers and consumers. To do this, breeders use genetic markers to bring desirable traits from wild species into their cultivated cousins. Transferring those markers across species has been…