406 Symposium--Silicon Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management

Oral Session
S08 Nutrient Management & Soil & Plant Analysis Silicon has not been given the same level of attention as a limiting factor in soil fertility and crop production as other nutrients. This view is changing as agronomists become more aware of the valuable function of silicon nutrition in crops and soils and even animal life. Research conducted on many soils worldwide has shown that supplying crops with plant available silicon can suppress disease, reduce insect attack, improve environmental stress tolerance and increase crop productivity. Silicon is now officially designated as a plant beneficial substance by the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO). Plant available silicon may now be listed on fertilizer labels.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012: 1:00 PM-5:05 PM
Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260-261, Level 2

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Joseph R. Heckman
1:05 PM
Silicon: A Plant Nutritional Enigma.
Emanuel Epstein, University of California-Davis
1:45 PM
Silicon and Biotic Stress: Suppressing Plant Diseases.
Lawrence Datnoff, Louisiana State University AgCenter
2:15 PM
Silicon and Abiotic Stress in Plants: Current Knowledge and Future Research Needs.
Yongchao Liang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Alin Song, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Ping Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Zhaojun Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Fenliang Fan, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
2:45 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
Silicon, a Plant Beneficial Substance: Methods to Quantify Plant Available Silicon in Fertilizers.
Gaspar Korndorfer, University Federal of Uberlandia; Hamilton Pereira, Federal University of Uberlandia; Mary C. Provance-Bowley, Harsco Metals and Minerals
4:30 PM
Silicon Benefits to Crops and Soils In New Jersey.
Joseph R. Heckman, Rutgers University
4:50 PM