UW–Madison to host Global Conference on Sandy Soils May 31 – June 4, 2020

The University of Wisconsin–Madison will host a Global Conference on Sandy Soils May 31 – June 4, 2020.

About the conference: Sandy soils – as a group of soils – have received limited research attention. With increasing global pressure on land resources, marginal soils such as sandy soils are taken into production or cultivated more intensely. There is a need to quantify and understand the properties of sandy soils across the globe.

The conference will include a one-day field trip to the Central Sands Plain of Wisconsin, and have symposia with several keynotes followed by 5-10 minutes presentations and ample time for discussions.

Conference topics include: Sandy soils – distribution and formation; Soil water repellency, crust, and compaction; Runoff, erosion, and groundwater management; Monitoring, mapping, and management of salinization; Nutrient management; Carbon sequestration and soil health; Management and remediation of contaminants; Soil water conservation and biodiversity; Soil security on sandy soils.

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