Plant and soil science conference emphasizes food, energy and environmental security

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Source: Soil Science Society of America

A conference is coming to Long Beach Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 that presents the latest research in plant and soil science, emphasizing the security of food, energy and the environment in the next green revolution. More than 3,000 international scientists, professionals, educators, and students will present new technologies and discuss emerging trends in food security, bioenergy, climate change, soil change, and related issues.

The Annual Meetings of three scientific societies offer a collaborative technical program among the members of the sponsoring organizations: American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The meetings will be held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. Also meeting are the 3rd International Conference on Criminal & Environmental Soil Forensics and the U.S. Canola Association Annual Research Conference.

ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings Program
The meeting theme 'GreenRevolution 2.0: Food + Energy and Environmental Security,' presents a program that is built around daily plenary sessions, nine distinguished lectures, 2,500+ oral and poster presentations, an exhibit hall, career center, and other events.

The conference begins on Sunday, Oct. 31, with a Plenary Session by New York Times Columnist and award winning author Thomas L. Friedman. Friedman's latest book is, Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America. Other plenary speakers include author and UCLA geography professor Jared Diamond, Monsanto's Executive Vice President & CFO Carl M. Casale, Stanford professor of environmental studies Pamela A. Matson, and University of Washington professor David Montgomery, author of Dirt: Erosion of Civilizations.

Each day will feature dozens of papers, posters and presentations representing the latest in agriculture, plant and soils science. Other research themes that will be presented include nitrogen and phosphorus, as well as the latest advancements in precision and sustainable agriculture.

For meeting information, including searchable abstracts and other event details, visit: www.acsmeetings.org

Media Invitation
This event presents an opportunity for the media to meet world-renowned scientists, hear from industry experts, access presentations, and interview speakers. Credentialed journalists, PIOs, and NASW members are invited to attend this informative event and receive complimentary registration and access to Newsroom resources. Advance registration is encouraged, by sending a request to Sara Uttech, Science Communications Manager, suttech@sciencesocieties.org, 608-268-4948.

Can't Make it to the Conference?
ASA, CSSA, and SSSA will post news releases to the Annual Meetings online newsroom at: www.acsmeetings.org/newsroom. Power Point presentations will also be available for many papers. To request Power Points, contact Sara Uttech. Daily Twitter feeds of highlighted research and events will be sent to also help you follow the action, on Twitter at: @ASA_CSSA_SSSA, with meeting Tweets using the hashtag #ACSMtg.

ASA (www.agronomy.org), CSSA (www.crops.org) and SSSA (www.soils.org) are scientific societies based in Madison, WI, helping their 10,000 members advance the disciplines and practices of agronomy, crop, soil sciences, and related disciplines by supporting professional growth and science policy initiatives, and by providing quality, research-based publications and a variety of member services.

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) www.agronomy.org, is a scientific society helping its 8,000+ members advance the disciplines and practices of agronomy 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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