XVI International Plant Nutrition Colloquium: Plant Nutrition for Sustainable Development and Global Health

August 26 - 30, 2009 • • • Sacramento, California USA

Detailed Program
Includes pdf files of selected PowerPoints & links to articles in the Proceedings of the IPNC XVI, UC Davis »

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Conference Outline

August 26, 2009

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration, East Lobby Ballroom Level, Sacramento Convention Center

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Reception, Sheraton Grand Hotel Ballroom. Sponsored by Department of Plant Sciences, University of California – Davis

August 27, 2009 »

General Session and Invited Plenaries

“Plant Nutrition for a Healthy Planet,” Dr. Michael Grusak USDA-ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, USA

“Mechanisms of iron homeostasis in plants and their regulations,” Dr. Jean-Francois Briat, CNRS-INRA Montpellier, France

“Maximizing (productivity and efficiency) in contemporary agriculture,” Dr. Paul Fixen, International Plant Nutrition Institute

Concurrent Sessions

A: Nutrient acquisition, homeostasis and source-sink relations »
B: Nutrient management for optimal productivity and sustainability »

August 28, 2009 »

General Session and Invited Plenaries

“Nitrogen Cycling and Climate Change,” Dr. Arnold Bloom, University of California, Davis

“Rethinking the principles and practices of nutrient monitoring and field testing,” Dr. Patrick Brown, University of California, Davis

“Metabolic consequences of environmental stress combinations for plant growth and nutritional qualities,”Dr. Vladimir Shulaev, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, USA

Concurrent Sessions

C: Functions, Interactions and Diagnosis of Plant Nutrient Status »
D: Impact of Environmental Stresses on Plant Nutrition » 

Banquet Celebrating Dr. Emanuel Epstein. Presented by Dr. Bill Rains, UC Davis, and Dr. Ross Welch, USDA/ARS

August 29, 2009 »

General Session and Invited Plenaries

"Nitrogen nutrition of a woody plant and its root associates: a post-genomic perspective,“ Dr. Michel Chalot, INRA Nancy, France

“A Systems approach to optimizing plant nutrition for human health,” Dr. Ross Welch, USDA-ARS and Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

“Rhizosphere processes: The roots of ecological intensification of ecosystems,” Dr. Philippe Hinsinger, INRA-Montpellier, France

Concurrent Sessions

E: Plant Nutrition for Human Health »
F: Environmental Plant Nutrition – Trees, Roots and Climate »

August 30, 2009 »

General Session and Invited Plenaries

“Adaptive strategies for plant response to toxic metals in the soil,” Dr. Leon Kochian, USDA-ARS and Cornell University, USA

“Integrated soil fertility management in Sub-Saharan Africa: principles and practice,” Dr. Bernard Vanlauwe, Senior Scientist, TSBF-CIAT, Kenya                 

Concurrent Sessions

G: Element Toxicity and Remediation »
H: Nutrient Management and the Sustainability of Agriculture in the Developing World »

Closing Session and Awards