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Stockholm University hosts Sixth Silicon in Agriculture conference

August 26, 2014 - 00:00-August 30, 2014 - 00:00

The 6th International Conference on Silicon in Agriculture will be held at Stockholm University 26–30 August 2014. It is being organised by the the university’s Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, the main coordinator is Associate Professor Maria GregerThis is the 6th conference and the first one to be held in Europe in this series. The conference is given each 3rd year and the previous once were held 1999 in Florida, US, 2002 in Tsuruoka, Japan, 2005 in Uberlandia, Brazil, 2008 in Durban, South Africa and 2011 in Beijing, China.

The aim of this conference is to during three days discuss the latest knowledge and the state of the art of the important issue of using application of Silicon in agriculture. Application of Silicon has shown to increase biomass production, resistance to several abiotic and biotic stressors as well as to diminish the content of several toxic elements and increase the uptake of some nutrients in crops. Its possible role as essential nutrient element to plants, animals and humans has long been discussed. Its possible essentiality can be put in relation to a decreased available Si level in arable soils, due to crop harvest and no Si application. The conference will therefore span from the Chemistry of Si fertilizers via Si influence on soil and plants to the influence of Si on crop nutrition for human and animals. 

Deadline for submitting abstracts is 20 May 2014.

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Stockholm University hosts Sixth Silicon in Agriculture conference


August 26, 2014 - 00:00
August 30, 2014 - 00:00