Plant Science News

  • CropLife Asia & Regional Plant Science Industry Celebrate Earth Day

    Nearly 400,000 plant species provide our planet with the nutritious food, fiber, fresh air, and medicine we need to survive, but it is estimated that roughly one-fifth of those are at risk of extinction due to environmental threats. On this 47th anniversary of Earth Day, CropLife Asia and the region's plant science industry have joined together to celebrate the agricultural innovations that have ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • Scientific publication in Plant Physiology including WIWAM xy

    Although the response of plants exposed to severe drought stress has been studied extensively, little is known about how plants adapt their growth under mild drought stress conditions. Here, we analyzed the leaf and rosette growth response of six Arabidopsis thaliana accessions originating from different geographic regions, when exposed to mild drought stress. The automated phenotyping platform ...


    By SMO bvba - WIWAM

  • Biopute: an official WIWAM dealer in China

    WIWAM joined forces with Biopute to make the phenotyping platforms available in China. Biopute will provide professional marketing and technical support for the WIWAM products. Furthermore, they will install an after-sales service to make local maintenance support possible. Biopute was founded in 2007 by a group of doctors and masters graduates of China Agricultural University. The company is ...


    By SMO bvba - WIWAM

  • Q&A: A plant lab in the palm of your hand

    PhotosynQ, a project based at the University of Michigan in the United States, aims to help plant scientists around the world gather data through a cheap hand-held device called MultispeQ for scanning plant material.  By connecting the device to a smartphone, researchers can use it to collect information about how efficiently a plant photosynthesises, for example, as well ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Lignin 2014 Conference to Discuss Industrial Applications of Abundant Plant Polymer

    Lignin 2014: Registration is open until 8 August - Organisers Bio4Energy and the Umeå Plant Science Centre bid you welcome to attend! Click ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Chronica Horticulturae 54 number 1 (March 2014)

    Chronica Horticulturae 54 number 1 (March 2014) is available now.  To download your copy go to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol54nr1  Table of contents: News & Views from the Board: ISHS Core ...

  • Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Announce Research Cooperation

    The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) and The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (Danforth Center), in St. Louis, Missouri, have announced a formal research cooperation to explore opportunities for innovation in nutrient utilization for Iowa’s corn farmers. The research cooperation has a goal of developing traits that will be used to improve farmer productivity and manage nutrients ...

  • Dow AgroSciences and Synpromics Announce R&D Collaboration

    Synpromics, the synthetic promoter company, announces an important collaboration with Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), to develop Synpromics’ proprietary technology for application in plant science. An initial proof of concept project with Dow AgroSciences has commenced to demonstrate the application of Synpromics’ synthetic promoter ...


    By Dow AgroSciences LLC

  • Jatropha Journey from Jungle to Jet Fuel

    Aiming at high profitability of jatropha, other nonfood plantation and providing efficient management tool for producers and accurate prediction process for policy makers, further to discuss relevant information, Center For Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) has designed & dedicated the 6th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Dynamax`s dynagage flow32-1K sap flow system and dynagage sensors press release

    The Dynagage Flow32-1K Sap Flow system and Dynagage sensors have been servicing research plant scientists throughout the world for over 10 years. The Flow32-1K software makes working with Flow32-1K sap flow systems easier than ever before with built-in algorithms for efficient and faster data analysis. New powerful functions include auto-zero and sensor status built into the data logger program. ...


    By Dynamax Inc

  • Where is your soil water? Crop yield has the answer

    Crop yield is highly dependent on soil plant-available water, the portion of soil water that can be taken up by plant roots. Quantitative determination of the maximum amount of plant-available water in soil using traditional methods on soil samples remains challenging, especially at the scale of an entire field. However, a map of plant-available water capacity for a field would be instrumental in ...

  • Moss holds the key to crops surviving droughts

    Scientists from the University of Leeds, with colleagues from Germany, Japan and the US, have unravelled the genome for Physcomitrella, the first non-flowering or 'lower' plant to be sequenced. The group have published their findings in the journal Science. Researchers will now be able to study the moss’s DNA to identify which genes enable the plant to survive environmental stress. They then ...

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