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UD to host symposium on nutrient management science, technology, policy

May 31, 2011 under CANR News

The fourth annual international symposium addressing global issues and trends in nutrient management will be held at the University of Delaware, Aug. 21-24.

The symposium focuses on how agricultural management practices, technological advances and global or regional priorities affect both nutrient use efficiency in the food chain, and the quality of our environment in different regions of the world.

Key themes of the symposium include:

  • Worldwide challenges in the management of nutrients to produce a safe and secure food supply while protecting the quality of the global environment.
  • Focus on current issues and trends in nutrient management in China, the European Union, and the United States.
  • Advances in nutrient management science and technology, and adapting recent innovations to meet global needs.
  • Developing national and international policies for nutrient management in today‚Äôs rapidly changing global economy.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), Delaware Environmental Institute, China Agricultural University (CAU), and Wageningen University.

For more information or to register, visit the symposium website.

The deadline for abstract submissions is July 1. The deadline for registration is Aug. 1.

The symposium is the most recent joint project conducted between CANR and CAU since the two universities signed a general agreement of cooperation in 2008. To date numerous scientists from UD and CAU have participated exchange programs, and have participated in joint workshops and conferences.

For more on the partnership, see the articles in UDaily and the UD Research magazine.

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