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A Road Map for Conservation, Use, and Public Engagement around North America’s Crop Wild Relatives and Wild Utilized Plants

Crop wild relatives—the plant species closely related to agricultural crops—are valuable
genetic resources used by plant breeders to increase pest and disease resistance, stress

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8/20/19
Heat Stress in Legume Seed Setting: Effects, Causes, and Future Prospects

Grain legumes provide a rich resource of plant nutrition to human diets and are vital for food security and sustainable cropping.

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8/8/19
Connecting for Crop Diversity: Enhancing Agriculture Research and Education Through Coordinated Conservation

Conserving biodiversity for food and agriculture requires coordination and cooperation across local and global communities. Botanical gardens are at the crossroads of plant science and public engagement.

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6/7/19
Resetting the table for people and plants: Botanic gardens and research organizations collaborate to address food and agricultural plant blindness

Of the myriad gifts plants provide to humanity, food is among the most visible, as everyone needs to eat, every single day.

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5/28/19
Indigenous knowledge networks in the face of global change

Indigenous communities rely extensively on plants for food, shelter, and medicine. It is still unknown, however, to what degree their survival is jeopardized by the loss of either plant species or

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5/7/19
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

This presentation reveals how gardens efforts have helped surpass the goals of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! 

Highlights:

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3/13/19
The many‐faced Janus of plant breeding

Plant breeding is crucial for improving agricultural crops for human use. However, an
urgent rethink is needed to ensure the next generation of plant breeders have the

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3/6/19
Shifts in the Abiotic and Biotic Environment of Cultivated Sunflower under Future Climate Change

Sunflower is a unique model species for assessing crop responses and adaptation to climate change. We provide an initial assessment of how climate change may influence the abiotic and biotic environment of cultivated sunflower across the world.

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2/27/19
Fourth National Climate Assessment

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country.
More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes

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11/29/18
Botanic Gardens Complement Agricultural Gene Bank in Collecting and Conserving Plant Genetic Diversity

Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.

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10/23/18

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