Navigation Links
Food and environmental sustainability focus of ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings
Date:10/26/2007

What was the impact of Hurricane Katrina on soil quality and agriculture? How can soil help lessen the impacts of climate change? To what extent can biofuels help make America energy independent? These topics and others of public interest will be discussed at the International Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Nov. 4-8, 2007 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The event marks the 100th anniversary of ASA.

More than 4,000 soil scientists, crop scientists, and agronomists from around the world will meet to discuss food security, biofuels, climate change, sustainable environments, carbon trading, organic agriculture and more. Included will be a special presentation on soil clean-up and agricultural impacts post-Hurricane Katrina. Demonstrations and displays of related scientific and agricultural products will also be available in an exposition Nov. 5-7, 9 am to 6 pm. For more information, including the abstracts online, go to www.acsmeetings.org/meetings_program.

Highlighted Speakers

  • Sunday, Nov. 4, 7-8pm: Nobel Peace Prize and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, is joined by Rob Horsch, Gates Foundation, to discuss agricultural technologies to fight world hunger.

  • Monday, Nov. 5, 8-9am: President of Iceland Olafur Grimsson will comment on climate change and how Iceland can be a laboratory for global solutions. A Q&A will follow at 9 am.

  • Monday, Nov. 5, 5:30-6 pm: President of Bangladesh Iajuddin Ahmed will present, Bangladesh: Problems of Global Warming, Land Inundation and Arsenic Poisoning. A Q&A will follow at 6 pm.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8-9am: Henry Thompson, director, Cancer Prevention Lab, Colorado State University, will present ways to make food crops healthier in the fight against chronic diseases.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8-9am: Mike Palmer, University of Oklahoma, and Ken Cassman, University of Nebraska, will present contrasting points of view on biofuels.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1:45-3:45 pm and Thursday, Nov. 8, 8-10 am: Charles Groat, University of Texas; William Jenkins, Louisiana State University; and several other speakers will review the impacts of Hurricane Katrina on soil and agriculture in coastal Louisiana.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@agronomy.org
608-268-4948
American Society of Agronomy
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Study reveals new technique for fingerprinting environmental samples
2. Compounds in plastic packaging act as environmental estrogens altering breast genes
3. UN environmental agency steps up battle against marine pollution
4. Grass makes environmentally friendly biofuel
5. Environmental chemical cocktail may sabotage sperm
6. Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests
7. MRSA study demonstrates need for frequent hand washing and environmental disinfection in health care settings
8. Environmental lessons from tsunami as worlds coastal population doubles
9. A radical solution for environmental pollution
10. NIEHS launches website with information for assessing environmental hazards from Hurricane Katrina
11. Plant genes identified that can form basis for crops better adapted to environmental conditions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/19/2016)... DUBAI , UAE, April 20, 2016 ... can be implemented as a compact web-based "all-in-one" system ... in the biometric fingerprint reader or the door interface ... requirements of modern access control systems. The minimal dimensions ... the ID readers into the building installations offer considerable ...
(Date:4/14/2016)... 2016 BioCatch ™, the ... announced the appointment of Eyal Goldwerger as ... Goldwerger,s leadership appointment comes at a time of ... deployment of its platform at several of the world,s ... discerns unique cognitive and physiological factors, is a winner ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , March 31, 2016  Genomics ... leadership of founding CEO, Barrett Bready , M.D., ... addition, members of the original technical leadership team, including ... Vice President of Product Development, Steve Nurnberg and Vice ... have returned to the company. Dr. Bready ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016   Boston Biomedical ... novel compounds designed to target cancer stemness pathways, ... been granted Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. ... of gastric cancer, including gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. ... designed to inhibit cancer stemness pathways by targeting ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 ... ... the Peel Plate® YM (Yeast and Mold) microbial test has received AOAC Research ... test platform of microbial tests introduced last year,” stated Bob Salter, Vice President ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... , ... Supplyframe, the Industry Network for electronics hardware design ... Located in Pasadena, Calif., the Design Lab’s mission is to bring together inventors ... and brought to market. , The Design Lab is Supplyframe’s physical representation of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Blueprint Bio, a ... discoveries to the medical community, has closed its Series ... Matthew Nunez . "We have received a ... the capital we need to meet our current goals," ... provide us the runway to complete validation on the ...
Breaking Biology Technology: