Western Society of Soil Science 2009 Meeting Information
2009 Joint Annual Meetings Recap
Western Society of Soil Science
Western Society of Crop Science
June 22-24, Fort Collins, CO
The Western Society of Crop Science (WSCS) and the Western Society of Soil Science (WSSS) met jointly in Fort Collins, CO on the campus of Colorado State University (CSU) from June 22 to 24, 2009. The program was highlighted by a joint plenary session on Monday, followed by oral and poster sessions, and awards for student presentations. The Plenary Session “Soils and Crops in a Changing World” featured four prominent experts in crops and soils. The plenary speakers were Drs. Paul Fixen, William Haworth, Henry Thompson and Duane Johnson
National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, formerly known as The National Seed Storage Laboratory, expanded its mission to preserve more than just seeds and more than just plant genetic resources in 2002. NCGRP now carries the mission of preserving germplasm of all life forms that are important to US agriculture.
Dr. Jay Norton (University of Wyoming), the new President of the WSSS, succeeds Dr. Raj Khosla (CSU) who served the society for the past 2 years. The branch will meet again in 2010 with the Western Society of Crop Science and the National Cooperative Soil Survey Conference, June 21-24 in Las Vegas. Details of the meeting are being developed at this time.