Program Overview

“Adapting Crops to Change”

with a special joint symposium:  “Technology Transfer in the 21st Century”

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

July 16–19, 2012

 

A Joint Meeting of the

Canadian Society of Agronomy

Canadian Society for Horticultural Science

Certified Crop Advisors – Prairie Board

Agricultural Institute of Canada

North American Fruit Explorers

We are pleased to announce the 2012 conference of five societies under the theme: “Adapting Crops To Change” with a special joint symposium:  “Technology Transfer in the 21st Century”  held on the beautiful campus of the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Saskatoon, from July 16 - 19, 2012. The following groups are jointly meeting:  Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA), the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS), the Certified Crop Advisors (CCA).  In addition, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) and the North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) will be here for part of the meetings.

“Adapting Crops to Change” signifies the importance of addressing crop improvement and adaptation not only to environmental change but to shifting world markets and consumer preferences. The special joint symposium:  “Technology Transfer in the 21st Century” addresses the key issue of fast and efficient transfer of scientific knowledge to crop advisors, farmers and end users.  The 2012 joint meetings features invited plenary and symposium speakers, contributed papers (oral presentations and posters), competitive presentations for graduate students, society annual meetings, and offsite tours.  The magnificent campus of the University of Saskatchewan is located along the banks of the South Saskatchewan river and is composed of 12 Colleges, a vibrant student community of 20,000+ and world class facilities.   

The official call for abstracts and papers is open until Monday April 2, 2012.  Members will be encouraged to submit titles and abstracts of papers and posters to be presented at sessions sponsored by their society.  Each society is also hosting a Graduate Student Presentation Competition.  All abstracts will be published in the colloquium proceedings and on the joint meeting website. Following peer review, papers submitted under CSA, CSHS, and CCA are eligible for publication in a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Plant Science (CJPS).

Overall Conference Chair: Rigas Karamanos (rigas.karamanos@viterra.ca)

Local Organizing Committee chair: Ros Bueckert (rosalind.bueckert@usask.ca)