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.

Recent Posts / View All Posts

Keeping life in balance: Sulfotransferase couples shade avoidance and defense responses in Arabidopsis

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How do plants sense their environment? How do they cope with different challenges, like competition for resources or pest attacks? In a new study researchers explain the role of ST2a, a gene up-regulated by plant proximity cues, which participates in…

Roadmap to a win-win against invasive weeds

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Researchers have created the world’s first framework, to better guide the management of terrestrial invasive species. By using a big data approach the researchers found a way to prioritise targets in the control of invasive species.
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Anthropogenic Seed Dispersal: Rethinking the Origins of Plant Domestication

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In a new manuscript, scientist argues that all of the earliest traits of plant domestication are linked to a mutualistic relationship in which plants recruited humans for seed dispersal.

Boost soybean yields by adapting photosynthesis to fleeting shadows, according to model

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Crops harness light energy to fix carbon dioxide into food via photosynthesis. A team of sciencetists reports a new mathematical computer model that is used to understand how much yield is lost as soybean crops grapple with minute-by-minute light fluctuations…