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The Global Plant Council (GPC) is a coalition of national, regional and international societies 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.

News

Forest losses increase local temperatures

An article by European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientists published today in Science, reveals that the biophysical effects of forest losses substantially affect the local climate by altering the average temperature and even more the maximum summer temperatures and the diurnal and annual variations. These effects are most obvious in arid zones, followed by temperate, tropical and boreal zones.

One step closer to commercial edamame production in the US

Edamame, touted as a healthy snack for its high protein content, is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. The soybean seeds are consumed at an immature stage, giving a sweet and slightly nutty flavor. Yet, despite the fact that grain soybean is grown on approximately 74 million acres in the U.S., the majority of edamame consumed here is imported from Asia. Part of the problem is that production practices, including weed control options, have not been well researched. A new University of Illinois study sheds light on weed management in edamame, bringing the crop one step closer to domestic cultivation.

Events

Plants In Vitro: Theory and Practice

Vienna, Austria

The International Conference "Plants In Vitro: Theory and Practice" will discuss wide range of modern in vitro plant cell and organ culture technologies, fundamental aspects of plant cell totipotency and practical applications of in vitro technologies for crop improvement. Topics to be covered include:

Plant Genes and "Omics": Technology Development

Vienna, Austria

The International Conference "Plant Genes and "Omics": Technology Development" will discuss wide range of modern technologies to discover plant gene, its function and various “Omics” tools and technologies. Topics to be covered include:

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