Global Plant Council

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

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

Recent Posts / /

Identified a new synthetic antimicrobial peptide aptamer targeting the causal agent of grapevine downy mildew

| Agriculture, Blog, ECRi, Plant Health | No Comments
Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) is a crop of great economic and agricultural value throughout the world. In 2019, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) reported that over 7 million hectares are dedicated to the cultivation of this crop,…
microbiome representation

Microbiome-based technologies drive multibillion-dollar market

| Agriculture, News, Plant Health | No Comments
A new field of research in microbiology is transforming the way scientists see fungi, bacteria and other microorganisms. Microbiome research is so promising that it has drawn attention from funders and industry as well as scientists. In the United States…

Plants without cellular recycling systems get creative in the dark

| ASPB, News, Plant Science | No Comments
Deprived of sunlight, plants are unable to transform carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into sugars. They are essentially starved of one of their most important building blocks. The plant’s not-so-secret weapon to combat this and other scarcity is autophagy. Similar…

A red future for improving crop production?

| Australian National University, News | No Comments
Researchers have found a way to engineer more efficient versions of the plant enzyme Rubisco by using a red-algae-like Rubisco from a bacterium. For 50 years scientists have striven to boost the activity of Rubisco, a promising target to increase…