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IPI Events: e-ifc No. 19, March 2009

IPI Events

 May 2009

The 6th Annual IPI-FAI Round Table on "Increasing Potash Use Efficiency in Indian Agriculture" to be held on 1 May 2009 in New Delhi.
The annual round table is a platform for open discussions and elaboration on a specific selected topic. IPI and The Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) invite selected speakers and a group of expert scientists, agronomists and technical staff from the fertilizer industry. The round table meeting issues recommendations set by the participants. For more details contact IPI or The Fertilizer Association of India (FAI).

 July 2009

IPI-Corvinus University Budapest International Symposium on "Nutrient Management and Nutrient Demand of Energy Plants", 6-9 July 2009, Budapest, Hungary.
The symposium will be jointly organized by IPI and Corvinus University Budapest. The venue of the event is Mercure Hotel, Budapest, Hungary. Topics will include quality requirements of crops for biofuels, new and traditional crops for biofuels, energy and CO2 balance of crops grown for biofuels, and optimal crop rotation and nutrient balance for biofuel plants. The post-symposium tour will be to a biofuels plant and farmers growing energy crops. Registration fee will cover participation at all oral and poster presentations, welcome reception, lunch, morning and afternoon coffee break during the two symposium days, and symposium dinner. The post-symposium tour will be charged separately. For more details see IPI website.

 November 2009

IPI-OUAT-IPNI International Symposium on "Potassium Role and Benefits in Improving Nutrient Management for Food Production, Quality and Reduced Environmental Damages", 5-7 November 2009, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar, India.
The symposium is organized by the International Potash Institute (IPI), International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), and the Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT). It is co-sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Fertilizer Association of India (FAI), Bangladesh Fertilizer Association (BFA) and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). The scientific committee, chaired by Dr. J.S. Samra, has selected the following sessions: 1) Nutrient management to meet challenges of food security; 2) Potassium and nutrient use efficiency; 3) Role of potassium and mineral nutrition in alleviation of stress; 4) The effect of quality and nutritional value of agricultural products on human health: the role of potassium; 5) Spatial variability of soil properties and Site Specific Nutrient Management (SSNM); 6) The role of extension in increasing agricultural productivity; 7) Potassium and the environment; and 8) Nutrient mining and input-output balances.

The draft program is available on the IPI website.

More details will appear regularly on IPI and IPNI websites.

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