Current Opinion Conference 2015 : Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty
|15 Feb 2015 through 17 Feb 2015|
|17 Oct 2014|
|Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Life Sciences > Plant-Biology|
Maintaining crop production to feed a growing population during a period of climate change is the greatest challenge we face as a species.
The increasing crop yields during the Green Revolution in the last century were brought about mostly through the application of chemical fertilisers and pesticides (and during an uncommon period of climate stability). Yield increases have slowed and may go into decline as the world runs out of sources of phosphate and fossil energy used to produce nitrate fertilisers. New approaches to yield improvement are desperately needed to produce more climate resilient crops.
This conference will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity in the face of climate change.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on the following topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system by 17 October 2014.
Increased agricultural uncertainty
Sustainability of agriculture
Effects of CO2 on plant growth
Resource use efficiency
New crops for a new climate
Technologies for rapid crop improvement
For further information and to submit your abstract visit: www.agricultureandclimatechange.com
23 October 2014
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