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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.

The GPC supports the principles of open science and the free dissemination of information around the world, particularly to those in countries without access to research media.


Local plant-microbe alliances shape global biomes

Dense rainforests, maple-blanketed mountains and sweeping coniferous forests demonstrate the growth and proliferation of trees adapted to specific conditions. The regional dominance of tree species we see on the surface now, however, might actually have been determined underground long ago.

Pre-Crop Values from Satellite Images to Support Diversification of Agriculture

Pre-crop values for a high number of previous and following crop combinations originating from farmers’ fields are, for the first time, available to support diversification of currently monotonous crop sequencing patterns in agriculture. The groundbreaking method utilizing satellite images was developed by Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) in collaboration with Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI).


Phyllosphere Diseases Conference

Figline Valdarno - Florence - Italy

Joint meeting of the IUFRO Working Party 'Shoot, foliage and stem diseases' and 'Vascular wilt diseases', respectively WP 7.02.02 and WP7.02.03.
This event will take place in Figline Valdarno - a village 20 km south of Florence (Firenze). The village is located along the Arno valley in between the hills of Chianti, one of the most famous wine production areas, and Pratomagno, a mountain range where the first Italian forest science school was born more than 150 years ago. The location is also close to the towns of Siena and Arezzo, both very famous for their artistic and historical heritages.

At the Forefront of Plant Research 2019

Barcelona - Spain

Plants are the basis of human society -food, feed, fiber, fuel, medicine-; our life depends on plants in a myriad of ways, and addressing pressing current and future societal challenges (the ever increasing demand on agricultural products and natural resources at a global scale, or food security and quality in a changing environment) will crucially depend on plant research at multiple levels. The past twenty years have witnessed a revolution in our understanding of plant biology. The aim of this conference is to present the current forefront of plant research and to reflect on the prospects and challenges for today’s fundamental science and tomorrow’s agriculture.