LAMBERTON, Minn. — A seminar on sustainable cropping systems will be held at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research & Outreach Center on Friday, April 20th, at 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Ronghao Liu will give a presentation titled Agricultural non-point source pollution in China: the case of synthetic fertilizers and environmental stewardship measures. He will address China’s efforts to tackle non-point pollution causes, including efforts in their search for sustainable production in his country.
The seminar is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Those who plan to attend must RSVP by April 18th to accommodate for planning. RSVP to Emily Evans by email at email@example.com or by phone at 507-752-5063.
About the speaker – Dr. Ronghao Liu is a faculty member of the Taiyuan University of Technology, Shanxi Province, P.R. China. His expertise and research interest are theory and technology of water saving irrigation and water and nutrient cycling in farmland. He joined Axel Garcia y Garcia’s research group as a Visiting Scholar in 2017 and is currently working as a Researcher on topics related to cover crops and nitrogen transfer. He is passionate about cropping systems and believes in sustainable cropping practices for environmental stewardship.
About the seminar series – The goal of the sustainable cropping systems seminar series is to generate a sound debate on cropping system research and practices relevant to Minnesota farmers. These seminars held at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach center and are part of Axel Garcia y Garcia’s research and outreach program.
Sustainable crop production is the combination of cropping practices to increase productivity and profitability, improve resource use efficiency, and enhance the quality of the environment. Sustainable practices include methods to promote soil health, reduce water use, improve nutrients use, and lower pollution levels. The goal of sustainable cropping practices is to meet today’s needs for food without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Axel Garcia y Garcia’s research focuses on sustainable cropping systems, primarily in the corn-soybean rotation. His research goal is to determine if corn-soybean rotation in the humid and temperate climate of Minnesota can be intensified with the integration of novel crops and cover crops to sustainable and profitable production levels. To learn more, visit: https://swroc.cfans.umn.edu/agricultural-programs/agronomy
— Southwest Research & Outreach Center
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