The World Food Prize Foundation

2015 Side Events

Food Security Starts with Soil Fertility, hosted by Mosaic

10/15/2015 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Des Moines Marriott, Cedar Rapids Room

Title: Food Security Starts with Soil Fertility

Start and End Time: 7:00am – 8:30am

Location: Des Moines Marriott, Cedar Rapids Room

Description: “Higher yields require better soil fertility, and those nutrients must be replenished after harvest each year. At Mosaic, we help growers deliver balanced crop nutrition guided by the principles of 4R Nutrient Stewardship to optimize yields today and insure sustainability of crop production tomorrow. As policy and environmental stakeholders evaluate nutrient losses to water, now is an important time to learn how properly balanced crop nutrition allows plants to use nutrients and water more efficiently, resulting in higher yields on the same amount of land.  This frees up land for other productive uses, including habitat and wildlife conservation.  Maintaining this delicate balance involves regular soil testing and careful monitoring. Identifying the amount and type of nutrients needed by specific soils and matching them with the needs of a particular crop is essential for sustainable and resilient intensive crop production.”

The event will be a discussion panel, and we will serve a continental breakfast


Carrie Vollmers-Sanders
Western Lake Erie Basin Project Director
The Nature Conservancy

Dr. Joshua M. McGrath, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Extension Specialist; Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
University of Kentucky

Larry Wenthold
Vice President of Agronomy Business
River Valley Cooperative

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