94 Symposium--Polyculture and Perennial Grains For Sustainable Agriculture

Oral Session
ASA Section: Global Agronomy
The objective of the oral session will be to present recent findings about growth, production and multiple uses of perennial grains. Their environmental and economic benefits will be discussed with a global context and case examples. The session will present research findings on perennial wheat and other perennials of how they are used to promote soil health and conservation of natural resources, aka Sustainable Agriculture.

Perennial Grain Development Community
Agronomic Production Systems, Environmental Quality, Global Agronomy, Land Management & Conservation
Perennial Grain Development Community

Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 AM-11:40 AM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 24

Community Leader:
Vicki L. Morrone
Vicki L. Morrone
Sieglinde S. Snapp
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:25 AM
Perennial Roots: A Key Driver to Ecosystem Stability and Long Term Yield.
S. Tianna DuPont, The Pennsylvania State University; Joshua Beniston, Ohio State University; Steven W. Culman, Ohio State University; Jerry Glover, US Agency for International Development; Amanda Hodson, University of California at Davis; Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University; Howard Ferris, University of California-Davis
9:45 AM
9:55 AM
10:15 AM
Selection Considerations for Polyculture Development.
Douglas J. Cattani, University of Manitoba
10:35 AM
Perennial Wheat: A Multipurpose Cover Crop for the Midwest.
Sieglinde S. Snapp, Michigan State University; Vicki L. Morrone, Michigan State University; Sienna Tinsley, Michigan State University; Steven W. Culman, Ohio State University; Nikhil jaikumar, Michigan State University
10:55 AM
Beyond Perennial Grain Feasibility and Proof-of-Concept: Next Steps.
Jerry Glover, US Agency for International Development
11:15 AM
11:35 AM
Concluding Remarks
11:40 AM