This past month 18 new breaking news stories were posted on the GPC website including...
Essential tool for precision farming: new method for photochemical reflectance index measurement
ScientistS have proved the possibility of using yellow-green light pulses to measure the photochemical reflectance index and to estimate the amount of light stress in agricultural plants, a new potential tool for precision farming.
Plants and the art of microbial maintenance
It’s been known for centuries that plants produce a diverse array of medically-valuable chemicals in their roots. The benefits for human health are clear, but it’s been less apparent how and why plants expend 20 percent of their energy building these exotic chemicals. Is it for defence? Is it waste? What is it for? A new study has shed new light on this fundamental question of plant specialised metabolism.
A grape variety, still used in wine production in France today, can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant, scientists have discovered.With the help of an extensive genetic database of modern grapevines, researchers were able to test and compare 28 archaeological seeds from French sites dating back to the Iron Age, Roman era, and medieval period