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Agronomy, Crops and Soils Annual Meetings' papers, symposia searchable online

Several key sessions involving biosecurity, GMO crops, neutraceuticals, conservation, and science education highlight the Nov 10-14 meetings in Indianapolis

American Society of Agronomy

The schedule of over 300 scientific sessions, 97 symposia, and 2,700+ papers for the 2002 Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America has been posted on the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Web site. The Meetings will be held Nov. 10-14, 2002 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN, under the theme, "Uniting Sciences: Solutions for the Global Community."

The schedule for presentations of the scientific papers are available as part of the Annual Meetings Program Book, in PDF format and also searchable by author, title, keyword, day and time. Both the searchable and PDF versions are available under the Program Book menu button on the Annual Meetings website:

We will send press releases during the days leading up to the Meetings highlighting key scientific presentations, including:

  • Biosecurity - anthrax, government regulations and safety
  • Organic Agriculture - environmental stewardship, crop management and water quality
  • GMO Crops - plant genetics, transgenic crops, and genomics
  • Globalization & Population - famine, global economies and population
  • Medicine - from neutraceutical crops to environmental triggers for asthma
  • Lawncare & Turf - including irrigation, pesticides and herbicides of lawns and golf courses
  • Conservation - from household waste composting to land management
  • Science Education - K-12 to the university level: how schools promote science in the classroom

Media representatives and public information officers can apply to receive complimentary registration for access to all technical sessions and the Press Room. Please e-mail, fax, or mail your name, company, address, phone, and e-mail address to: Sara Procknow, ASA-CSSA-SSSA, 677 South Segoe Rd., Madison, WI 53711; e-mail:; fax: 608-273-2021.

A Press Room will be available at the Indiana Convention Center, Room 114. Hours of operation are: Nov. 10: 1-8 pm, Nov. 11-13: 8 am - 5 pm, Nov. 14: 8 am - Noon. For interviews with presenters, call Sara Procknow or Keith Schlesinger at 608-273-8080, prior to the meetings, or use the direct phone number into the Press Room, 317-262-1923 during the meetings. The Press Room features telephones, T-1 Internet access, electrical outlets, and Meeting press releases. It is also available for the media to meet with presenters for interviews.

Over 4,000 delegates from more than 100 countries are expected to be in attendance at the Annual Meetings. These include scientists, researchers, academia, extension agents and students. The delegates will be sharing the latest information in agronomy, crop, soil, and related earth sciences with paper and poster sessions beginning at 7:30am Nov. 11 through noon on Nov. 14.


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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