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.


Researchers track impact of Brazil's 'Soy Moratorium' on an advancing agricultural frontier

The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso produces enough soybeans to be the equivalent of Iowa and Illinois put together. But it also plays home to lush Amazon rain forest, one of the richest, and most vulnerable, ecological treasures on our planet.

Unlikely pair of plants named after stars of movie 'Twins'

Biologists from The Australian National University (ANU) have named an unlikely pair of plants after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, the stars of the 1988 movie Twins.


Gordon Research Conference: CO2 Assimilation in Plants from Genome to Biome

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Lucca (Barga), Italy

Advancing and applying our understanding of CO2 assimilation in plants and algae has never been more important to society than today. The world faces the dual challenges of producing adequate food for mid-century sustainably while adapting and mitigating CO2 -driven climate change. This meeting addresses these challenges from the gene to the globe in discussing emerging advances in our understanding and their application. Topics include: engineering increased photosynthesis for food security and bioenergy, phenomics in accelerating improvement in CO2 assimilation and yield, overcoming oxygenation at Rubisco, the evo-devo of the CO2 assimilation apparatus, inter-compartmental fluxes, kinetic modeling of CO2 assimilation, what is new in carbon concentrating mechanisms, prospects for modifying stomatal responses and mesophyll conductance, adapting to atmospheric change, quantification of global sinks for CO2, and engineering landscapes to offset climate change.

VII Reunión del Grupo Especializado de Microbiología de Plantas (MiP 2017)

La SEM, a través de Antonio de Vicente, nos ha encargado la organización de la VII Reunión del Grupo Especializado de Microbiología de Plantas (MIP-17). Queremos que este encuentro, igual que los anteriores, promueva el intercambio de información sobre todo lo relacionado con las interacciones Planta-Microorganismos, tanto Probióticos como Patógenos.