Soil Science Conference of Malaysia 2006 (SOILS 2006)
The Malaysian Society of Soil Science (MSSS) will hold SOILS 2006, the annual soil science conference, in conjunction with its annual general meeting on April 18-20, 2006 in Kuantan, Pahang.
Soil is an important resource because it serves as the production base in most agricultural systems. Long-term sustainability of our soil resources requires a better understanding of how the various soil and crop management strategies affect productivity and environmental endpoints. Soil quality affects crop quality which in turn impacts animal and human health.
The Malaysian agriculture paradigm is changing due to evolving technologies and emerging issues. Relatively new farming approaches such as precision agriculture, controlled-environment agriculture, and agrobiotechnology are altering the way we manage our soils and crops. Issues such as food security, food safety, biodiversity and land carrying capacity are having a greater influence on policy development. Taken together, we are being faced by an urgent need to repackage our research and advocacy direction.
This conference will provide opportunities for agricultural stakeholders such as soil scientists, agronomists, planters and agro-based entrepreneurs to share knowledge and ideas, to identify and update emerging issues, and to network with one another in an effort to improve soil and crop quality.
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