Phytogen Blog

ASPS publishes a society newsletter, Phytogen, in order to reach our own members plus general readers with an interest in developments in Australian plant science. Phytogen is thus a vehicle for communicating new ideas, recent professional experiences, and forthcoming events. Routine items include: invitations to submit applications for Society awards that identify outstanding researchers, nominations for election of Corresponding members overseas, nominations for RN Robertson and JG Wood lectures, advance notice of plant science meetings and of course, reminders to renew subscriptions! Phytogen is published in electronic format as a blog, and is also summarised 2-3 times per year in a PDF and email newsletter format.  For content submissions contact Editor; Dr Georgia Koerber georgia.koerber@adelaide.edu.au or Co-Editor; Dr Chris Cazzonelli c.cazzonelli@uws.edu.au

Inspiring Science

Inspiring Science     Inspiring Science is presented by Inspiring Australia (NSW) in partnership with City of Sydney. It is a monthly talk program that was launched during National Science Week. An account of the first meeting and a program of ongoing activities has been wri
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Mineral nutrition of native plants in our Biodiversity Hotspot in a global context

Mineral nutrition of native plants in our Biodiversity Hotspot in a global context Hans Lambers School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, Australia South-western Australia was a part of Gondwanaland, and some of the most ancient parts of the Earth’ crust can be fou
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RN Robertson Travelling Fellowship report by Stephanie Watts-Williams

I arrived in Japan in late June, and it was already beginning to heat up, with relentless humidity and frequent rain. When I arrived on the express train into Tsukuba from Tokyo though, the weather seemed to fit nicely with the scene before my eyes – fields of rice paddies as far as t
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17th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey, Stephanie Watts-Williams

Stephanie Watts-Williams – 17th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey I was fortunate enough to be granted a Plant Nutrition Trust award, in order to attend the International Plant Nutrition Colloquium 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey, in August. After a long journ
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Seed Ecology IV, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, by Lydia Guja

Lydia Guja —  Seed Ecology IV, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China   In June 2013, with financial support from the Plant Nutrition Trust, I travelled to Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China to attend the Seed Ecology IV conference.  The theme of the conference was ‘Seeds and t
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17th International Plant Colloquium (IPNC) in Istanbul, Turkey by Lachan Palmer

Lachlan Palmer  —  17th International Plant Colloquium (IPNC) in Istanbul, Turkey The Plant Nutrition Trust travel award gave me the opportunity to attend the 17th International Plant Colloquium (IPNC) in Istanbul, Turkey from 19th to 22nd of August. The main theme for this coll
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17th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC) and Boron Meeting 2013, report by Julie Hayes

Report from Recipients of 2013 Plant Nutrition Trust Travel Scholarship Award   Julie Hayes — 17th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC) and Boron Meeting 2013   The 17th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC’13) was held in August of this year in Is
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The Global Plant Council – An International Voice for Plant Science

The Global Plant Council – An International Voice for Plant Science   2013 Report by Barry Podgson   The world is facing a number of major challenges including feeding a growing population, mitigating the effects of climate change, identifying alternative energy sources and mini
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Water Pools in Grape Berries

Water Pools in Grape Berries  RN Robertson Travelling Fellowship 2013 report by Johannes Scharwies PhD Candidate School of Agriculture Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide e-mail: johannes.scharwies@adelaide.edu.au A joint project between: University of Adelaide, Waite Research I
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