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The 2017 IFS Agronomic Conference
7 Dec 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
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Symposium on Phosphorus in Plants and Soils, Leuven

10 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018

Hosted by KU Leuven

The symposium will be the sixth edition of a long standing and successful series starting in Beijing in 2000 and including subsequent editions in Perth (2003), Uberlandia (2006), Beijing (2010) and Montpellier (2014).

As the slogan (From Molecular Scale to Ecosystems) suggests, it will be a multidisciplinary event, gathering scientists from fields such as plant physiology and genetics, system biology, ecology, biochemistry, agronomy and soil sciences from all across the world. Expect to learn quite a bit and have interesting discussions.

The symposium will deal with such pressing matters as phosphorus scarcity, which can limit crop production in many agronomical ecosystems, and management of excess phosphorus, which gives rise to problems of eutrophication mostly in aquatic ecosystems. The scope of the topics will range from fundamental insights of phosphorus biogeochemical cycles to applications such as crop breeding, fertilizer development, soil management and performance of environmental impact assessments. The conference also aims to attract a large number of scientists from developing countries where phosphorus scarcity is a major issue.

The conference will be held in Leuven, a cosy city founded in the Middle Ages which is located in the centre of Belgium, a region renowned for its beer breweries.

More information is available at the event website.