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.


Predicting future outcomes in the natural world

When pesticides and intentional fires fail to eradicate an invasive plant species, declaring biological war may be the best option.

Vinegar: A cheap and simple way to help plants fight drought

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) have discovered a new, yet simple, way to increase drought tolerance in a wide range of plants. Published in Nature Plants, the study reports a newly discovered biological pathway that is activated in times of drought. By working out the details of this pathway, scientists were able to induce greater tolerance for drought-like conditions simply by growing plants in vinegar.


ASPB Plant Biology 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

In Hawaii we expect more than 1500 scientists from nearly 40 countries participate in the annual Plant Biology meeting – powered by ASPB. From grad students to professionals with 20+ years of experience in plant biology—attendees view this conference as a premier science event because of its perfect blend of research, education and networking opportunities.

I International Symposium on Smart Horticulture for Sustainable Cities

Perth, Australia

To reduce the ecological footprint, conserve scarce resources, promote a more food secure world and to enhance and promote the value of public open space and recreational horticulture, this conference will invite papers that discuss any of the following issues: