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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.


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A peachy defense system for seeds

"Don't eat the core, it's poisonous!" is something parents often say to their children before they eat their first peach. Peach pits, which are hidden inside the nut-like husk, do in fact contain amygdalin, a substance which can degrade into hydrogen cyanide in the stomach.


Gordon Research Conference: Salt & Water Stress in Plants - Moving from Mechanism to Crop Yield Stability

Les Diablerets Conference Center, Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Water availability and quality is the major constrain on plant growth and reproduction. The 2016 GRC on Salinity and Water Stress in Plants will focus on abiotic stress adaptation, crop yield and food security. The conference will bring together researchers from academia and industry with expertise from molecular systems to trait development to discuss progress in elucidating mechanisms and managing challenges associated with water availability and salinity on agriculture and ecosystems.

UV 4 Plants 1st Network Conference

University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

This is the 1st network conference of 'UV 4 Plants', a group that aims to: