Plant and Soil Conference Emphasizes Sustainability

The Plant and Soil Science Conference is coming to Pittsburgh, Pa., on Nov. 1-5. The meeting will present the latest research, with an emphasis on sustainability. 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 offer 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 information, visit . The meeting theme "Footprints in the Landscape: Sustainability through Plant and Soil Sciences," presents a program that is built around daily plenary sessions, nine distinguished lectures, more than 2,500 oral and poster presentations, an exhibit hall, career center, and other events.

The conference begins Nov. 1, with a Plenary Session from 6-7 pm, presented by 2009 World Food Prize recipient Gebisa Ejeta, Purdue University.

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