The conference in Stockholm was most memorable with lots of science, sight seeing, great food and company. Take the time to enjoy the photo galleries below, click here.
The award given In Recognition of Contribution to the Science of Silicon in Agriculture was won by Professor Alexander Lux from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The book contains abstracts, participant list and the conference schedule
Prof. Jian Feng Ma
The Sixth International Conference on Silicon in Agriculture (ICSA) was the first conference to be held in Europe in this series and was hosted in Stockholm, the Nobel prize and capital town of Sweden on Stockholm University Campus at Frescati.
The aim of this three day conference was to discuss the latest knowledge and the state of the art of the important issue of using application of silicon in agriculture. Application of silicon has shown to increase biomass production, resistance to several abiotic and biotic stressors as well as to diminish the content of several toxic elements and increase the uptake of some nutrients in crops. Its possible role as essential nutrient element to plants, animals and humans has long been discussed. It's possible essentially can be put in relation to a decreased available Si level in arable soils, due to crop harvest and no Si application. The conference therefore spanned from the Chemistry of Si fertilizers via Si influence on soil and plants to the influence of Si on crop nutrition for human and animals.
Maria Greger presents
Alexander Lux with Award
Photographs by Dr Albert Premkumar and Arifin Sandhi