International Symposium on Crop Roots and Rhizosphere Interactions

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The International Symposium on Crop Roots and Rhizosphere Interactions was successfully held in Yangling, the birthplace Chinese agriculture from 9−13 October 2017.

Co-organised by Northwest A&F University (NWAFU) and UWA, the conference brought together over 200 researchers including some world-leading root researchers from Australia, China, Germany, Morocco and US, plus some 100 postgraduate students from NWAFU. Dr Yinglong Chen from IOA and the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment was the symposium convenor and made great efforts in organising this joint symposium.

 The aim of this symposium was to provide a platform for debating key issues and strategies relevant to yield and stability of crops under environmental stresses by enhancing our understanding of root architecture, physiology, rhizosphere interactions, and their functions.

Six themes were discussed at the symposium: Crop root traits and functions, Crop root responses to environment stresses, Rhizosphere microbes, Novel methods and technologies in root study, Root models and simulations, and Applications in crop breeding programs.

IOA director Hackett Prof Kadambot Siddique served as the Executive Co-chair together with Professor Pute Wu, Vice President of NWAFU. Professors Hans Lambers, Neil Turner and Jairo Palta from IOA presented their research giving UWA excellent exposure and publicity during this event.

In total, there were 20 keynote speeches, 14 invited presentations, 16 talks at Youth Forum, and 27 posters. Selected papers from the workshop will be published in a special issues of an international journal.

Period10 Oct 2017 → 15 Dec 2017

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  • TitleInterviews with international root experts
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNorthwest A&F University Web News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryChina
    Date13/10/17
    Producer/AuthorWenting Fu
    URLnews.nwsuaf.edu.cn/xnxw/77938.htm
    PersonsYinglong Chen
  • TitleInternational experts gathered at Northwest A&F University to share root research
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNorthwest A&F University Web News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryChina
    Date11/10/17
    DescriptionInternational experts gather together to discuss studies in crop roots and rhizosphere interactions at Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, Yangling 9-13, October 2017
    Producer/AuthorWenting Fu
    URLhttps://news.nwsuaf.edu.cn/xnxw/77893.htm
    PersonsYinglong Chen
  • TitleRoot Symposium Opening Ceremony
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNorthwest A&F University Web News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryChina
    Date10/10/17
    Producer/AuthorYongping Zhi
    URLhttps://news.nwsuaf.edu.cn/video/spxw/index.htm
    PersonsYinglong Chen

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