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The value of plant science in Europe today

The European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) reveals its thoughts on the value of plant science and the many improvements it can generate in areas such as sustainable agriculture, forestry and environmental conservation.
field of plant pathology

Studying and advancing the field of plant pathology

The British Society for Plant Pathology’s aims of studying and advancing the field of plant pathology are explored here, including the importance of advancing education in the field.
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Understanding the potato late blight pathogen: Key for sustainable control

Didier Andrivon from INRA details why an intimate knowledge and understanding of the potato late blight pathogen and its evolution are key towards sustainable control.
sustainable pest management

Plant-plant communication for sustainable pest management

Velemir Ninkovic, Associate Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), explores plant-plant communication for sustainable pest management.
future of hemp

The future for hemp: What is at stake?

Lorenza Romanese, Managing Director of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) examines the future of hemp and explains in this vein, what is at stake, as well as looking back at its fascinating history.
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Building better oaks for the urban environment

Dr Nina Bassuk, Urban Horticulture Institute, School of Integrative Plant Science explores how building better oaks will help improve the future of urban environments.
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Caged flowers could save rare bees in the UK

A breakthrough project offering hope for one of the UK’s rarest bumblebees has been launched on the Peak District moors near Sheffield this month, with support from the National Lottery.
the plant microbiome

Harnessing the plant microbiome for commercial applications

Philippe Rolshausen, Cooperative Extension Specialist based at University of California, Riverside, explains how the plant microbiome can be harnessed for commercial applications.
agricultural issues

Agricultural issues: Protecting the United States from harmful invasive plant pests and diseases

The work of the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in the United States covers a wide range of agricultural issues, including protecting the U.S. from harmful invasive plant pests and diseases, as this article uncovers.

Creating urban tree biodiversity within a uniform street tree landscape

Dr Nina Bassuk, Professor at the Urban Horticulture Institute, School of Integrative Plant Science, explains creating urban tree biodiversity within a uniform street tree landscape.
iron-deficiency chlorosis

Plant nutrition: The design of efficient Fe-shuttles to prevent iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC)

Maria da Conceição Rangel, Associate Professor at ICBAS_University of Porto and REQUIMTE-LAQV details an aspect of plant nutrition that concerns the design of efficient Fe-shuttles to prevent iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC).
plant science in europe

Improving the impact and visibility of plant science in Europe

The European Plant Science Organisation discuss improving the impact and visibility of plant science in Europe plus an example of research in the field.
global food supply

Water for plant growth: The foundation of the global food supply and ecosystem services

Professor Robert Aiken, Research Crop Scientist at the Northwest Research – Extension Center and Dr. Ramesh Dhungel, Research Associate at Kansas State University explain why water is required for plant growth, the foundation of the global food supply and ecosystem services.
School of Integrative Plant Science

School of Integrative Plant Science

School of Integrative Plant Science aims to progress fundamental insights into better plants and sustainable growth in order to help serve the world

Gephebase: Connecting traits to genes in plants and animals

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo from CNRS and Arnaud Martin from Georges Washington University shares their thoughts on evolutionary genetics, with a focus on connecting traits to genes in plants and animals.
plant protection

How right-sizing regulation can optimise plant protection

Greg Rosenthal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service explains how right-sizing regulation can optimise plant protection
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The threat of invasive species to biodiversity: Biological control of Himalayan balsam

Alan Gange, Amanda Currie & Nadia Ab Razak (Royal Holloway, University of London), Carol Ellison, Norbert Maczey & Suzy Wood (CABI Bioscience) and Robert Jackson & Mojgan Rabiey (University of Reading) discuss the threat of invasive species to biodiversity, including the biological control of Himalayan balsam.
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University of California Cooperative Extension

As a land-grant institution, the University of California Cooperative Extension specialists are dedicated to the welfare, development and protection of California agriculture and are the outreach arm the University of California’s Agricultural and Natural Resources program (UC ANR; http://ucanr.edu) University of California Cooperative Extension (CE) specialists are headquartered at UC...
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Natural colours from cellulose

Silvia Vignolini, Reader in Chemistry and Biomaterials at University of Cambridge explores the wonderful world of colour and how it affects our perception and mood Colour is a powerful communication tool, it deeply affects our perception of the world, stimulating our senses. It is not by chance that since the...
plant disease

Nanoparticles – a new weapon to fight plant disease and increase yield

Wade Elmer of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station explores the effects of nanoparticles on health, the environment, and plant disease

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