Friends of Weeding the Gems
The Global Plant Council is a coalition of plant and crop science societies from across the globe. It brings plant scientists together to work synergistically toward solutions to the pressing global problems we all face. The GPC blog launched in April 2014.
Plantwise is an initiative, led by CABI, to improve food security and the lives of the rural poor by reducing crop losses. Their blog is full of news, updates, and stories from scientists, agriculturalists and policy makers.
The Society of Biology supports biology of all kinds at all levels, including lobbying parliament for extra science funding and encouraging public engagement with science. Their blog is full of interesting snippets from non-plant scientists and comes highly recommended!
Other useful links
The plant scientist’s handbook: The art of growing plants for experimental purposes: a practical guide for the plant biologist. Poorter et al. (2012) Functional Plant Biology 39:821-838 (open access)
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)
The EU TransPlant database
Biofortified – a blog dedicated to communicating good science about biofortified and GM plant products.
Online PhD – resources and articles for early career researchers