Organic, sustainability research discussed at scientific meeting

October 26, 2005

Several sessions focusing on organic research and sustainability in crop production will be presented in Salt Lake City at the International Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, Nov. 6-10, 2005.

These sessions will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center (unless otherwise noted) and include:

  • Sustainability of Agriculture, Environment, Food Security Symposium, Nov. 7, 8am, Room 250C:
  • Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Roundtable, Nov. 7, 4:30pm, Ballroom E:
  • The Impact and Aftermath--Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Nov. 7, 7pm, Ballroom BD:
  • Calvin Sperling Biodiversity Memorial Lecture by Jeff McNeely, The World Conservation Union, Nov. 7, 7pm, Ballroom E:
  • Environmental Aspects of Waste and By-product Materials Applied to Soil, Nov. 8, 9am, Poster Session Exhibit Hall ABC:
  • Achieving an Ever-Green Revolution, by M.S. Swaminathan, Nov. 8 at 3:40pm in Grand Ballroom, Salon EF, Marriott Downtown:
  • Organic Seed Production and Breeding for Organic Production Systems Symposium, Nov. 9, 1:10pm, Room 251C:

    The research of the meetings focuses on three themes: ASA: "Agronomic Sciences--Serving and Enriching Humankind"; CSSA: "50 Years of Crop Science, 1955-2005: From the Green to the Ever-Green Revolution" and SSSA: "Mapping Our New Horizons: Education, Environment, Exploration, Experimentation, and Excellence". The Golden Anniversary of CSSA will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 8, with a symposium that highlights the accomplishments of CSSA and the challenges and opportunities of the next half-century.

    A full slate of technical sessions covering 2,500 research papers presented by 3,000 attendees is scheduled through noon on Thursday, Nov. 10. To view the exciting program, including a searchable program of the papers scheduled, see:
    ASA, CSSA, and SSSA are educational organizations helping its 10,000+ members advance the discipline and practice of agronomy, crop and soil sciences by supporting professional growth and science policy initiatives, and by providing quality, research-based publications and a variety of member services.

    Media representatives and public information officers of educational institutions and government agencies can receive complimentary registration to the meetings by contacting Sara Uttech,, 608-268-4948. Or, present a business card or other press credentials during the meetings to the Registration Desk in East Lobby of the Salt Palace Convention Center.

    A Press Room will be located inside the Career Placement Center at the convention center, Ballroom AC. For an abstract CD of the presentations, interviews with Annual Meeting presenters, and/or press releases of the sessions, contact Sara Uttech, 608-268-4948, or during the meetings at 801-534-4744.

    American Society of Agronomy

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