Graham J. King
Professor, Southern Cross University, Australia
Global population growth, climate change and environmental pressure has prompted the urgent need to accelerate breeding of novel crops with higher production, higher environmental tolerance as well as less pesticide and herbicide usage. Being intimately linked to plant health, growth and ultimately agricultural productivity, harnessing the powers of plant and soil microbiome is considered to be the most viable approach for the next green revolution while maintaining environmental sustainability.
Considered to the cornucopia of diverse beneficial microorganisms and nutrients, the earth soil harbour enormous potential to provide sustainable and economically favourable solutions that introduces novel approaches for agricultural improvement. This congress will be taking a close look on the interaction of the microbiota found in the ground and its agricultural benefits to plants, the role it plays in the cycling of nutrients, the rapid growth of the agricultural biologicals industry as well as well the role microbiota plays in disease and stress resistance.
With over 50 presentations across two co-located conferences, these events will provide you with full access to talks on both the agricultural microbiome developments as well as the field of plant genomics and gene editing.
This meeting is co-located with the internationally renowned Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress. You will have full access to talks that explore how novel gene-editing technologies, CRISPR and other ‘omics’ technologies can be applied to your research.
Scientific Advisory Committee
This congress has been designed to create a collaborative environment in which you can engage with the speakers, sponsors and other delegation in attendance.