The 8th International Workshop on "Sulfur Metabolism in Plants: Mechanisms and Application to Food Security and Responses to Climate Change" will be held at The University of Melbourne - Creswick Campus (Water Street, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia) starting November 22nd - 27th, 2010.
The aim of the Plant Sulfur Workshop series is to broaden, to integrate and to further strengthening research on "Managing Sulfur Metabolism in Plants", "Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems" and "Food Quality and Safety".This is implemented by regular scientific meetings covering the actual relevant topics of plant sulfur research including workshops focused on
The Institute for Crop and Soil Science of the Julius Kühn-Institute in Braunschweig is specialized on research in the field of sulfur fertilization and yield, quality and health of agricultural crops and medicinal plants. In Creswick, up-to-date research in the field of sulfur and biotic interactions with special view to Sulfur-Induce Resistance (SIR) will be presented for different host/pathogen systems and strategies provided for applied S fertilization practices in different crop systems, which live up to all agronomic aspects.
The workshop is jointly organized by- Julius Kühn-Institute, Braunschweig, Germany;
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