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  • Share your fascination of plants by organizing an event on May 18
    Plant Science * Agriculture * Forestry * Plant Breeding * Biodiversity * Nourishment and Nutrition * Plant Protection * Environmental Conservation * Renewable Resources We invite you to organize a fascinating activity related to plants on May 18, 2017! Contact the USA National Coordinator by email at plantday@aspb.org to discuss ... Read More >
    Mar 28 2017
  • Announcing the 2017 ASPB Award Winners
    The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 awards, which honor excellence in research, education, outreach, and service.   ASPB Innovation Prize for Agricultural Technology Luca Comai, University of California, Davis, CA Rick DeRose, Syngenta Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC Georges Freyssinet, ... Read More >
    Mar 28 2017
  • Hearing Update: House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Holds Hearing to Discuss Agricultural Research
    Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – March 24, 2017 On March 16, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research held a hearing to discuss agricultural research programs and priorities: one of a series of hearings to examine all titles of the next farm bill.  Witnesses included Dr. Jay Akridge, Dean ... Read More >
    Mar 27 2017
  • What We’re Reading: March 24
    Have you seen an exciting new paper you’d like to summarize for the community? Contact Mary Williams to inquire about contributing to this series! Reviews: Nature Insight: Plants ($) Nature journal published a special “Plant Insights” section featuring several excellent reviews.  Zipfel and Oldroyd review Plant signalling in symbiosis and ... Read More >
    Mar 24 2017
  • A community repository of plant illustrations
    Guest post by Erin Sparks, Guillaume Lobet, Larry York and Frédéric Bouché It is midnight on a cold winter evening and you are scheduled to give a seminar at 8 am the next morning. All you are missing to complete your presentation is one last graphic to illustrate your conclusions. ... Read More >
    Mar 23 2017
  • President’s Letter: How Should We Speak Up?
    Now that we have all had a chance to learn a bit more about the Trump administration and its positions on science, it is time to launch the inevitable conversation about how best to respond. The appointment of Robert F. Kennedy to lead a task force to evaluate the safety ... Read More >
    Mar 20 2017
  • Fascination of Plants Day is May 18, 2017
    ASPB is the National Coordinator for all US Fascination of Plant Day events. To participate, organize an education or public outreach event during the month of May 2017 in your community and submit your event by email to plantday@aspb.org. Entries submitted by email will be entered into the ASPB #PlantDay Raffle ... Read More >
    Mar 17 2017
  • Fascination of Plants Day is May 18, 2017
    ASPB is the National Coordinator for all US Fascination of Plant Day events. To participate, organize an education or public outreach event during the month of May 2017 in your community and submit your event by email to plantday@aspb.org. Entries submitted by email will be entered into the ASPB #PlantDay Raffle ... Read More >
    Mar 17 2017
  • What We’re Reading: March 17
    Review: Methods of cell-specific hormone analysis ($) Plant hormones are active at very small quantities and often act differently in different cell types. Various methods, primarily involving mass spectrometry and sensors, have been developed to identify and quantify hormones with cellular-level precision. Novák et al. review these methods and discuss ... Read More >
    Mar 17 2017
  • What We’re Reading: March 17
    Review: Methods of cell-specific hormone analysis ($) Plant hormones are active at very small quantities and often act differently in different cell types. Various methods, primarily involving mass spectrometry and sensors, have been developed to identify and quantify hormones with cellular-level precision. Novák et al. review these methods and discuss ... Read More >
    Mar 17 2017
  • Online Job Board at Plant Biology 2017
    Hopefully everyone has checked out the new Plantae Job Board, launched last October.  This new job board offers more benefits for both the job seeker and the employer.  If you have not checked it out yet, you should do so soon. At Plant Biology 2017, we are doing away with ... Read More >
    Mar 16 2017
  • Online Job Board at Plant Biology 2017
    Hopefully everyone has checked out the new Plantae Job Board, launched last October.  This new job board offers more benefits for both the job seeker and the employer.  If you have not checked it out yet, you should do so soon. At Plant Biology 2017, we are doing away with ... Read More >
    Mar 16 2017
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    Mar 14 2017
  • Introducing Plant Direct
    As the editor-in-chief, I am excited to introduce Plant Direct, a new journal from Wiley and the societies behind Plant Physiology, The Plant Journal, and The Plant Cell. Although there is a crowded landscape of journals to choose from, we believe that Plant Direct fills an unserved role for the plant ... Read More >
    Mar 14 2017
  • Introducing Plant Direct
    As the editor-in-chief, I am excited to introduce Plant Direct (plantdirectjournal.org), a new journal from Wiley and the societies behind Plant Physiology, The Plant Journal, and The Plant Cell. Although there is a crowded landscape of journals to choose from, we believe that Plant Direct fills an unserved role for the plant community. ... Read More >
    Mar 14 2017