Workshop: Oat for a sustainable agriculture - SLU, Alnarp, Sweden
"This workshop will address various aspects of sustainable agriculture and how oat can contribute to developing a highly productive agricultural system with less negative environmental impact. The increasing world population presents a great challenge to food production. Expanding the agricultural land is not a viable option and therefore increased production has to occur by intensification and increased yields. Sustainable intensification (SI) is therefore of high priority to many national and international institutions. Oat is particularly suitable for SI agricultural systems. It has a high disease resistance, a low input demand and is an excellent rotation crop contributing to reduced soil erosion and plant diseases – making it particularly suitable for SI systems.
The confirmed speakers are: Anders Jonsson (RISE, ScanOats) - Optimising nutrient supply in oat cultivation; Alf Ceplitis (Lantmännen) - Breeding oat for a sustainable agriculture; Georg Carlsson (SLU) - Ecosystem services from diversified cultivation systems.
Full programme will soon be available.
Time: Wednesday 14 November 2018, 12:00-16:00 (starting with lunch)
Location: Crafoord lecture hall, Alnarp (SLU)
Audience: All academic researchers, company employees, journalists, public officers, and others who are interested in oats, cultivation systems, the environment and sustainable agriculture."
The registration form is on the website (link below).
Contact: Dennis Eriksson, Research Coordinator ScanOats, firstname.lastname@example.org