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Agronomy, crop and soil science societies to meet Nov. 10-14 in Indianapolis

Anthrax expert featured speaker as part of 2,800+ scientifc research papers to be presented

American Society of Agronomy

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) will hold their Annual Meetings, Nov. 10-14, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN, under the theme, "Uniting Sciences: Solutions for the Global Community."

Over 2,800 scientific research papers/oral sessions will be presented. Over 4,000 delegates from more than 100 countries are expected to be in attendance. These include scientists, researchers, academia, extension agents and students. Featured symposia topics include:

  • Genomics of Crop Evolution
  • New Crops for a Global Economy
  • Plant Diversity
  • Fertilizing Crops
  • Fire Effects on Soil
  • Precision Farming
  • International Biotechnology
  • Conservation Agriculture
  • Soil and Water Management
  • Phytoremediation

For a full listing of symposia and the schedule of events, visit the Societies' Annual Meeting Web site "Events & Exhibits" page at

The Annual Meetings activities begin Sunday, Nov. 10 with a Career Fair from 1 to 5 pm. Our popular Plenary Session begins at 7:30 pm on Nov. 10 featuring Clayton Yeutter, former US Secretary of Agriculture, who will present, "Agricultural Science/Agricultural Policy/Trade Policy - Global Solutions or a Global Conundrum." On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Paul Keim, Northern Arizona University, will present the lecture on the subject of identifying anthrax strains at 7:30 pm. A full slate of technical sessions during the week that cover such topics as plant genomics, turfgrass science, international agriculture development, soil nutrient management, and sustainable agriculture are scheduled through noon on Thursday, Nov. 14. The event also features exhibits, guided tours, and the ability to earn 16 Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisor and other ARCPACS certification programs.

For more information or to register and make housing reservations for the Annual Meetings, visit or call the Societies headquarters office at 608-273-8080 for the Preregistration Brochure.

The press is invited to attend. A Press Room will be available at the Indiana Convention Center, Room 114. Press Room hours of operation are: Nov. 10: 1-8 pm, Nov. 11-13: 8 am - 5 pm, Nov. 14: 8 am - Noon. For interviews with Annual Meeting presenters, call Sara Procknow or Keith Schlesinger at 608-273-8080.

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) are educational organizations helping members advance the discipline and practice 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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