Agronomy, crop, soils research presented in Indianapolis

Organic food pioneer to present 'In Search of Sustainability' at Nov. 12 keynote

More than 3,000 scientists from around the world will meet 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). The U.S. Canola Research Conference is a featured event held in conjunction with the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings. Attendees will discover the latest research advances, learn from stimulating speakers and experts; share ideas, successes, and challenges with peers; access more than 2,500 poster/oral papers; meet the leaders in the field; and see the latest scientific products and services in the Exhibit Hall. The event will be held Nov. 12-16, 2006 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Highlights of presentation topics include:

  • Agriculture--fertilizer use, wine production, water use, organic farming, gardening

  • Health--essential nutrients, pathogens, antibiotics, world hunger

  • Urban Ecosystems--urban planning, soil erosion, golf course management

  • Environment--soil erosion, greenhouse gas, hazardous waste, climate change, biofuels

  • Breakthrough Science--biosecurity, transgenic crops, genomics, and plant breeding

The Annual Meetings activities begin Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7pm with the keynote speaker, Gene Kahn, Vice President of Sustainable Development for General Mills, who will discuss, "In Search of Sustainability." A full slate of technical sessions during the week are scheduled through noon on Thursday, Nov. 16, including research presentations, lectureships, award presentations, and product/service demonstrations and exhibits.

The exciting program, including searching the schedule for sessions by keyword, author, and affiliation is online at:

Members of the media are invited to attend Sunday's keynote presentation as well as the Annual Meetings' full scientific program. The Annual Meetings are Nov. 12-16 in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center. Thousands of scientists from around the world will be in attendance, presenting papers on such topics as climate change, urban planning, crop production, hazardous waste, human health, bioenergy. The exciting program, including searching for sessions by keyword, author, and affiliation is online at:


ASA, CSSA, and SSSA are educational organizations helping 11,000+ members advance the disciplines and practices 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.

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