During October 11th-13th 2019, the academic symposium on “Advocating Soil Health and insisting on Green Development” supported by Nanjing Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences were held successfully in Nanchang, Jiangxi.
Opening ceremony was hosted by the Vice Chairman Minggang Xu, the President of South Subtropical Crop Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences. The Chairman and President of Nanjing Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences Renfang Shen, and Secretary of the Party Committee of Jiangxi Agricultural University Lusheng Huang made the speech. Almost 360 experts and scholars from different fields nationally also attended this event.
The symposium focused on “Advocating Soil Health and insisting on Green Development” and invited academicians and experts to discuss issues of soil resources and management techniques, soil fertility and regulation mechanism, soil environment and ecological protection. Besides, there are 6 conference reports, 22 group reports and 25 graduate reports arranged and a collection of abstracts was printed before the symposium which contains 80 thesis abstracts.
In the ending ceremony, the host and Vice Chairman Liangji Deng read the awarding decision of the 12th Science and Technology Award of Soil Science Society of China and the 12 excellent graduate reports. The Chairman Renfang Shen pointed that Soil Science is comprehensive and interdisciplinary. Soil science research is carried out around the needs of the country. We researchers not only need to focus on the soil itself only, but also emphasize on the coordinated relationships between soil and population, soil and ecology, soil and environment and other fields. I hope workers of soil science and technology will seize the opportunity, work hard and achieve the great mission.