More than 3,000 international scientists, professionals, educators, and students will present new technologies and discuss emerging trends in agriculture, energy, climate change, carbon trading, science education, and related issues. Other informative sessions include: nutrition, wines, food security, invasive species, organic agriculture, hazardous waste, plant breeding, and turfgrass science.
The Annual Meetings of three scientific societies offers a collaborative technical program among the members of the sponsoring organizations: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. The meetings will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. For meeting information, including searchable abstracts and other event details, visit: www.acsmeetings.orgASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings Program
The conference begins on Sunday, Nov. 1, with a Plenary Session from 6:00-7:00 pm, presented by 2009 World Food Prize recipient Gebisa Ejeta, Purdue University. Past World Food Prize recipients will also be recognized. The meeting continues through the rest of the week, with the technical program ending on Thursday, 5 November.Monday, Nov. 2 Highlights
“Using Precision Farming Technologies to Minimize Agriculture's Footprint in the Landscape,” Symposium, 9:55 am-5:00 pm
“The Environmental and Ecological Challenges of Biomass Production,” Session, 9:55 am-3:30 pm and “Impact of Ethanol Production on the Environment, Session, 9:55 am -2:45 pmWednesday, Nov. 4 Highlights
Climate change and crop diversity, Lecture by Robert J. Hijmans, University of California-Davis, 4:30-5:15 pmThursday, Nov. 5 Highlights
The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) www.agronomy.org, is a scientific society helping its 8,000+ members advance the disciplines and practices of agronomy by supporting professional growth and science policy initiatives, and by providing quality, research-based publications and a variety of member services.
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