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From Google analytics to CompStat, we live in an era of big data. It’s not the size of the data set that matters, though; it’s what you do with it.
A seemingly never-ending challenge for many botanic gardens today is to have sufficient time to record accurate information about their plant collection.
The Plant Collections Network coordinates plant germplasm preservation and promotes excellence in plant collections management.
Presenters will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of accepting large plant-collection donations.
Many indigenous communities are seeking new ways to support their cultural heritage, improve health, and reconnect to the land.
We are often faced with ethical quandaries in our professional lives, and charting the best course of action can be challenging.
Sustainable international collaborations involve a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship that is frequently unique to both institutions.
A well-developed trialing program can benefit a public garden, its visitors, and the horticulture industry as a whole. Successful plants with proven performance create beautiful displays that engage the public and showcase the living landscape.
Public garden living collections are dynamic and often the best efforts of plant recorders cannot keep pace with the volume of new arrivals, transplants, propagation, phenology observations, and removals.
GM plants are the result of one of the most rapidly adopted plantbased technologies ever deployed. In the U.S. alone, hundreds of millions of people and billions of farm animals have been consuming products from these crops for more than 15 years.