Workshop: Harnessing Rhizosphere
||Workshop: Harnessing Rhizosphere
||10 Oct 2015 9:30 am
||11 Oct 2015 3:30 pm
||1 day and 6 hours
Professor Yong-Guan Zhu, Institute of Urban Environment Chinese Academy of Sciences, China will be in attendance at the Harnessing Rhizosphere workshop.
Saturday - Sunday 10-11th October 2015
The Grace Hotel, Sydney
This industry focused workshop aims to harness rhizosphere-soil-plant interactions to increase farm productivity and resilience of farming systems. Soil health, using a combination of efficient crop varieties that can harness the rhizosphere (areas of close proximity to plant roots) and microbial interactions
can increase farm productivity by up to 50%. An increase in crop productivity of this scale is essential to supply the increasing demand for food in coming decades and maintain profitability of farming business.
About Professor Yong-Guan Zhu
Yong-Guan Zhu is the Director General of Institute of the Urban Environment Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His major research interests are environmental arsenic contamination and remediation; environmental microbiology and biotechnology; and plant ecology and nutrition.
Prof Zhu will be presenting a talk on "Rhizosphere microbiology interaction and research in China and how it is intended to be used for enhanced food production."