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

Reports from ComBio2017, Student Travel Grants, ComBio2018 C.O.B. today

Here are Chenchen and Mainul writing about ComBio2017. Hope you manage to get your applications in C.O.B. today for ComBio2018. An understanding of the mechanisms which have evolved to allow plants to tolerate drought are crucial to the development of crops which can be productive in
Continue Reading →

World Environment Day Tuesday 5th June 2018

Hope you manage to reflect on your efforts this coming World Environment Day, Tuesday 5th June 2018. This years theme is Beat Plastic Pollution.
Continue Reading →

BENEFITS TO APPLY FOR THE PLANT NUTRITION TRUST FUND

PLANT NUTRITION TRUST REPORT by Wenli Ding University of Western Australia   It was really an honour to be awarded the Plant Nutrition Trust Award. I attended the International Plant Nutrition Colloquium from 21st to 24th August 2017 in Copenhagen. I have to say, this was really
Continue Reading →

OXYGEN SENSING AND PLANT NUTRITION

PLANT NUTRITION TRUST REPORT by Feifei Wang School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania   I am honored to receive Plant Nutrition funding support to attend the 19th International Botanical Congress (IBC) in China. The conference was hold in Shenzhen during July 23rdto 29th, 2
Continue Reading →

A SWEET TRUST FOR PHOSPHATE IN PROMOTING PLANT NUTRITION

PLANT NUTRITION TRUST REPORT by David Minemba University of Western Australia Introduction As recipient of The Plant Nutrition Trust Award, I visited LSU AgCenter and its Sweet Potato Research Station in Chase, Manroe. It also coincided with the Annual International Meeting of America
Continue Reading →

Plant Nutrition for Global Green Growth

PLANT NUTRITION TRUST REPORT by Cui Li I am honoured to be one of the recipients of The 2017 Plant Nutrition Trust Award, granted by Australian Society of Plant Scientists. Thanks to this generous support, I attended my very first International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC), combi
Continue Reading →

Roots Mattered at the IPG Root Biology Symposium

PLANT NUTRITION TRUST REPORT by Olivia Cousins Attending the IPG Root Biology Symposium in Missouri was a highlight of my year. I presented a poster, summarised the findings from my first big experiment, focusing on root responses to variable water and nitrogen supply. Being at my fir
Continue Reading →

A nutritional view into the 5th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health

PLANT NUTRITION TRUST REPORT by Chandnee Ramkissoon My name is Chandnee Ramkissoon and I am a 2ndyear PhD student in soil sciences at the University of Adelaide. I am currently working on a selenium biofortification project, which looks at the optimisation of commercial fertiliser for
Continue Reading →

Managing Global Resources For A Secure Future with help from the Plant Nutrition Trust Award

Submitted by: Arjun Pandey PhD Candidate , School of Agriculture and Food  The University of Melbourne 1. Tri-society conference in Tampa, Florida The American tri-society conference, “Managing Global Resources For A Secure Future”, jointly organised by Soil Science Society of America
Continue Reading →