- Luit J. De Kok - Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Silvia H. Haneklaus - Institute for Crop and Soil Science, Julius Kühn-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany
- Thomas Mannheim - Euro-Chem Agro GmbH, Mannheim, Germany
- Ewald Schnug - Institute for Crop and Soil Science, Julius Kühn-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany
Chantal F. Alders, University of Groningen, The Netherlands ([email protected])
International Advisory Board:
- Sara Amâncio, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
- Elke Bloem, Julius Kühn-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany
- Dimitris L. Bouranis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
- J. Theo M. Elzenga, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Malcolm J. Hawkesford, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, U.K.
- Rainer Höfgen, Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Golm, Germany
- Peder Lombnæs, Nibio, Ås, Norway
- Lanzhu Ji, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China
- Mario Malagoli, University of Padova, Italy
- Donald L. Messick, The Sulphur Institute, Washington, USA
- Hans-Werner Olfs, University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany
- Eduardo Rosa, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
- Kazuki Saito, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Yokohama, Japan
- Agnieszka Sirko, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS, Warsaw, Poland
- Imre Vágó, Institute of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Debrecen, Hungary
- Robin Walker, SRUC, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
International Scientific Centre of Fertilizers (CIEC):
- Prof. Dr. mult. Ewald Schnug, JKI Braunschweig, Germany (President)
- Prof. Dr. mult. Cristian Hera, Romanian Academy Bucharest (Honorary-President)
- Prof. Dr. Silvia Haneklaus, JKI Braunschweig, Germany (Secretary General)
- Prof. Dr. Bettina Eichler-Löbermann, University of Rostock, Germany (Deputy Secretary General)
- Prof. Dr. Zhengy Hu, UCAS Beijng, VRC (Vice-President)
- A/Prof. Dr. Luit J. De Kok, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (Vice-President)
- Dr. Francesco Montemurro, CREA-SCA Metaponto, Italy (Vice-President)
- Nils Vagstad, NIBIO, Ås, Norway (Vice-President)
P R O G R A M M E:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
18.00 - 21.00 Registration & Get-together
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
- 08.30 - 09.00 Registration
- 09.00 - 12.30 Oral presentations
- 12.30 - 13.30 Lunch + poster viewing
- 13.30 - 17.30 Oral presentations
Thursday, September 7, 2017
- 08.30 - 12.30 Oral presentations
- 12.30 - 13.30 Lunch + poster viewing
- 13.30 - 15.30 Oral presentations
- 15.30 - 18.00 Poster introductions + presentations
Friday, September 8, 2017
- 08.30 - 17.30 Scientific excursion
- 19.30 Conference dinner
Scope of the Symposium: (see also: 25th-CIEC-first-announcement.pdf)
The 25th CIEC symposium is thematically dedicated to the significance of sulfur in high-input cropping systems. The reason is simply that one of the global competence centers of sulfur research is located in Groningen. Beyond this sulfur deficiency causes worldwide avoidable yield losses, diminishes the nutritional quality and reduces nitrogen utilization efficiency of crops. The Netherlands are characterized by extremely high levels of agricultural production and big animal enterprises, which induce substantial environmental problems such as release of trace gases contributing to climate change, contamination of ground- and drinking water with nitrate and non-sustainable use of the finite resource phosphorus. Besides the implementation of GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) codes and the strict compliance with rules of balanced fertilization, novel technologies such as the acidification of slurries with sulfuric acid for reducing the release of nitrogenous gases are required urgently in order to tackle these problems. Recycled fertilizer products as for instance digestates from biogas plants offer a way to utilize manures and slurries. However, aspects of phosphorus speciation, risk of contamination with organic xenobiotics and heavy metals, and infectivity by pathogens need to be evaluated in the course of fertilizer value and soil protection.
The Symposium will address various topics of global interest and the presentation of innovative data in fertilizer research is appreciated explicitly. The major subjects are: • Sulfur metabolism in crops, mechanisms & applications to food security • Increase of fertilizer efficiency by optimized nutrient ratios & nitrification inhibitors • Strategies of efficient use of nutrients from manure, slurries & secondary raw materials • Efficient use of phosphorus • Balanced fertilization & nutrient balances • Secondary nutrients: silicon & micro-nutrients!
In invited lectures internationally highly acknowledged scientists will present cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art facts for each of the themes. The symposium brings together scientists from all over the world interested in the specifics of plant nutrition and fertilization in high-input systems. Participants will leave the symposium having shared ideas, having contributed to the body of knowledge concerning fertilizer use, and having made friends and contacts for future research.
Participants need to download and complete the 25th-CIEC-Symposium-registration-form.doc and send it to Symposium Secretariat: [email protected] by May 15, 2017. Lectures, abstract proceedings, coffee breaks, lunch and dinner during the symposium are available in the hotel. Participants will have to book the hotel room by downloading and completing the Hampshire-Hotel-Plaza-CIEC-reservation-form.doc and send it directly to [email protected]!! Registration fee participants: €300,- (incl. abstract booklet, get-together-party, lunches, morning and afternoon coffee/teas, conference diner and excursion). Registration fee companions: €125,- (incl. get-together-party, conference diner and excursion).
Important Deadlines: (see also: 25th-CIEC-first-announcement.pdf)
- Response to the invitation and submission of abstracts: May 15, 2017
- Acceptance letter of contribution: May 30, 2017
- Circulation of second announcement with preliminary program: June 15, 2017
- Submission of full papers for publication: any time after the symposium
- Circulation of final program: August 1, 2017
Travel to Groningen, The Netherlands!
A brief introduction to CIEC (Centre International des Engrais Chimique):
Founded in 1933, CIEC is the oldest scientific organization solemnly dedicated to fertilization. CIEC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) and actually organized as a task force with membership on invitation only. The CIEC task force consists actually on the President (Ewald Schnug, Germany) + 4 Vice Presidents: Francesco Montemurro (Italy), Zhengyi Hu (People's Republic of China), Nils Vagstad (Norway), Luit De Kok (The Netherlands), the Secretary General Silvia Haneklaus (Germany), the deputy Secretary General Bettina Eichler-Löbermann (Germany) and the Honorary President Cristian Hera (Romania).
CIEC´S past, present and future events:
16 World Fertilizer Congresses (4 year rotation): Italy (3), Heidelberg, Opatija, Zurich, Lisbon, Vienna, Moscow, Budapest, Nicosia, Ghent, Beijing, Chiang Mai, Bucharest and Rio de Janeiro (scheduled: Shenyang 2019) 25 Fertilizer Symposia (annually): Vienna (2), Benghazi, Braunschweig (2), Balatonfured, Nicosia, Berlin, Salamanca, Kusadasi, Pulawy, Suceava, Tokat, Debreceen, Pretoria, Ghent, Cairo, Roma, Goslar (2), Santa Clara, Bari, Helsinki, Son, Coimbra and Groningen (scheduled: Braunschweig 2018).
25 Fertilizer Symposia (annually): Vienna (2), Benghazi, Braunschweig (2), Balatonfured, Nicosia, Berlin, Salamanca, Kusadasi, Pulawy, Suceava, Tokat, Debreceen, Pretoria, Ghent, Cairo, Roma, Goslar (2), Santa Clara, Bari, Helsinki, Son, Coimbra and Groningen (scheduled: Braunschweig 2018).