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February 28, 2017   •   News

A call for abstracts has been announced ahead of the 6th Symposium on Soil Organic Matter to be held 3-7 September in Harpenden, UK.

Abstracts are invited for the following themes:

• Session 1: Global Perspectives (invited speakers only)
• Session 2: Modelling SOM: from soil pore to climate change
• Session 3: Methods 1: Visualising SOM
• Session 4: Methods 2: Quantifying pools and fluxes of SOM
• Session 5: Soil Health 1: Biological interactions
• Session 6: Soil Health 2: The role of decomposition
• Session 7: SOM as Natural Capital

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 April 2017.

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Find information on submitting abstracts here

Register for the conference here

Visit the conference website: www.som2017.org

Enquiries: +49 3641 31 16-366 or email [email protected]

February 23, 2017   •   News

The winter 2017 newsletter from our Partner, Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN), is now available.

This issue includes information about the latest documentary from their YouTube channel of a UK farmer utilising satellite data for precision farming.

Read the newsletter here

February 21, 2017   •   News

How will the agricultural sector contribute to New Zealand’s commitments tabled in Paris?

A variety of plenary sessions will be held, including:
* Understanding biological greenhouse gases
* Agricultural emissions: their role in climate change
* The role of land use change
* What farmers can do right now to reduce their on farm emissions

There will also be updates from government, industry and science sectors on possible approaches, new technology developments and good practice initiatives.

Who should attend?
Policy makers, science professionals, industry leaders and farmers who want to better understand how the New Zealand Government, industry and science are approaching this global issue.