The Soil Fertility Imperative: Feeding a Growing World While Protecting the Environment
Title: The Soil Fertility Imperative: Feeding a Growing World While Protecting the Environment
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 am, Thursday October 13, 2016
Location: Cedar Rapids Room, 3rd Floor, Des Moines Marriott
Event Description: Over half of the world’s crop yields are attributable to fertilizer. When properly managed, fertilizers support cropping systems that provide economic, environmental, and social benefits. However, poorly managed crop nutrient applications that do not remain in the root zone can decrease profitability and increase nutrient losses, potentially degrading water and air. Join us at the World Food Prize to hear an esteemed panel discuss how balanced crop nutrition and careful nutrient management practices optimize yields today, and ensure the sustainability of crop production tomorrow.
- Lara Moody, Senior Director of Stewardship and Sustainability, The Fertilizer Institute
- Paul Fixen, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, International Plant Nutrition Institute
- Mike Wilson, Specialty Product Marketing Coordinator, Wabash Valley Service Company