Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

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

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Division: C09 Biomedical, Health-Beneficial and Nutritionally Enhanced Plants

Title: Symposium--Soil and Fertilizer Management for Food Crops to Improve Human Mineral Nutrition

Organizers: Zach P. Stewart , Mary Guttieri and Uttam K. Saha
Moderator: Adam L. Heuberger
Lead Community Sponsor:
Cosponsor: SSSA Division: Nutrient Management and Soil and Plant Analysis, SSSA Division: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Community Cosponsor:
Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: Agronomic biofortification, Mineral nutrition and Nutrient management

Session Description: Mineral nutrition of crop plants occurs at the the nexus of the soils, the agronomic practice, and the crop itself.  Synergies of soils, management, and crop plants can substantively improve the mineral concentrations of foods for human nutrition. This symposium will be a trans-disciplinary exploration of past successes and future opportunities to grow more healthful crops for humanity.