Planter's Punch Award 2017


The winner is: Berkley Walker with "Where did all my donuts go?"

Every month, a member of the CEPLAS Graduate School or the CEPLAS Postdoc Programme presents under the heading "Planter's Punch" one specific aspect of CEPLAS research. All articles are written in an easy understandable way and address not only scientists but especially the interested public.

At the end of 2017, all CEPLAS members were asked to vote for the best Planter's Punch of the year within 12 editions, that were published during the year. Now we proudly present the winner:

Where did all my donuts go?
Berkley Walker




Every year, the crop losses in wheat and soybean in the US Midwest alone is as big as a donut stack that stretches back and forth between the earth and the moon eleven times.

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich