Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

211 Symposium--Soil Chemistry, Food Security and Human Health

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Chemistry
Soil chemistry plays an important role in food security and protection of human health.  Nutrient and contaminant chemical reactions between soil solids, the soil solution and the atmosphere influence both plant growth and quality of our food, air and water. With rapidly growing global food demand, it is extremely important to focus on intensifying food production from marginal or underperforming cropland in an environmentally sustainable manner. This symposium highlights studies of soil chemical constituents, chemical properties, or chemical reactions for more efficient, sustainable, and/or nutrient-rich/contaminant-free food production and protection of soil, water, and human health.

Approved for SW 2.0 CEUs

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 9:30 AM-11:35 AM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Grand Ballroom J

Ganga M. Hettiarachchi and Kirk G Scheckel
9:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:35 AM
Soil Chemistry, Food Security and Human Health: Overview.
Gary M. Pierzynski, Kansas State University; Vara Prasad, Kansas State University; Zach P. Stewart, Kansas State University; Jessie L Vipham, Kansas State University; B Jan Middendorf, Kansas State University
11:05 AM
Soil Chemical Transformations Affect Arsenic Bioaccessibility during Mine Tailings Phytostabilization.
Jon Chorover, University of Arizona; Robert Root, University of Arizona; Corin Hammond, University of Arizona; Raina Maier, University of Arizona
11:35 AM