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Agronomy, crop, and soil science societies to meet Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Seattle

MADISON, WI -- The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) will hold their Annual Meetings, Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA, under the theme, "Science to Secure Food and the Environment."

Over 300 scientific sessions, 75 symposia, and 2,800+ research papers/posters will be presented. More than 4,000 delegates from 100 countries are expected to be in attendance. These include scientists, researchers, academia, extension agents and students. Featured scientific topics include:

  • Farming for More Nutritious Foods
  • Genomics and Plant Breeding
  • Plant Diversity
  • Fertilizing Crops
  • Precision Conservation, Precision Agriculture
  • International Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals and Hormones in the Environment
  • Conservation Agriculture
  • Soils and Wetland Assessment & Management
  • Grazinglands: Research and Education

The searchable schedule for presentations of the scientific papers are available online as part of the Annual Meetings Program Book, searchable by author, title, university/institution/agency, keyword, day and time. The Program Book is available at: www.asa-cssa-sssa.org/anmeet/search/

The Annual Meetings activities begin Sunday, Oct. 31 with the popular Plenary Session at 7pm featuring Mark Drabenstott, Center for the Study of Rural America, Federal Reserve Bank, who will present, "Trends for Agriculture and Rural America." On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Wendell Berry, farmer, writer, and conservationist, will present a lecture on "Renewing Husbandry" at 3:30pm.

A full slate of technical sessions during the week that cover such topics as plant genomics, turfgrass science, international agriculture development, soil nutrient management, and sustainable agriculture are scheduled through n
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Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@agronomy.org
608-273-8080
American Society of Agronomy
27-Sep-2004


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