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Plant, soil conference emphasizes sustainability

Sustainability in crops and soils will be highlighted in the research presented at the annual meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America slated for Nov. 1-5 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Boasting the latest research in the fields of plant and soil science, the presentations emphasize agriculture, energy, climate change, carbon trading, science education, and related issues.

Other sessions include: nutrition, wines, food security, invasive species, organic agriculture, hazardous waste, plant breeding, and turfgrass science.

The meeting theme, “Footprints in the Landscape: Sustainability through Plant and Soil Sciences,” sums up the program built around daily plenary sessions, nine distinguished lectures, more than 2,500 oral and poster presentations, an exhibit hall, career center, and other events.

For meeting information, including searchable abstracts and other event details, visit:

The annual meetings begin on Sunday, Nov. 1, with a plenary session from 6 to 7 p.m., presented by 2009 World Food Prize recipient Gebisa Ejeta, Purdue University.

The meeting continues through the rest of the week, with the technical program ending on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Register online at, or call (608) 273-8080.

Can’t make it to the annual meetings? Daily Twitter feeds of highlighted research and events will be sent from @ASA_CSSA_SSSA, with annual meeting Tweets using the hashtag, #ACSMtg.

Many of the sessions will be recorded and presentations uploaded; these will be made available following the meetings at the Web site

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