Agronomy, Crop, and Soil Science Societies to meet Nov. 2-6 in Denver

MADISON, WI, OCTOBER 30, 2003 The latest research in agronomy, crop, soil, and related earth sciences from member scientists of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) will be presented during the Annual Meetings, Nov. 2-6, at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO. Featured research topics include:

  • Plant genetics/crop breeding for plant diversity
  • Forage and Grazinglands
  • Organic and sustainable agriculture
  • New crops for a global economy
  • Lawncare/turfgrass, including irrigation, pesticides
  • Conservation, including water quality
  • Technology and agriculture, including GIS, GPS, remote sensing
  • Science Education how schools promote science in the classroom

For a searchable listing of the 2,500+ papers, click on the "What's Happening" link on the Annual Meeting Web site at www.asa-cssa-sssa.org/anmeet. The schedule is searchable by author, title, keyword, day, and time.

The activities begin Sunday evening, Nov. 2, with the popular Plenary Session at 7pm featuring Margaret Davidson, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Her speech titled, "20,000 Leagues from Jules Verne: Towards the NextGen of Science Communicator," will stress the need for improved science communications.

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, the popular radio program, Agri-Talk, will broadcast live from the meetings at 9-10am, local time. Six scientists will be interviewed on the show and will answer call-in questions.

Also scheduled for Tuesday is a presentation by the 2002 World Food Prize Recipeient and 2003 MacArthur Fellow, Pedro Sanchez. His speech, "Eliminating Hunger in Africa--What Needs to be Done," begins at 3:45pm.

Over 4,000 delegates from 100+ countries are expected at the meetings, including scientists, researchers, academia, ex

Contact: Sara Uttech
American Society of Agronomy

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