Toward risk assessment and management of sustainable agriculture in the cool and cold regions
The Plant and Microbe Adaptations to the Cold (PMAC) meeting originated in Sapporo, Japan in 1997 as an interdisciplinary forum for scientists and extension people working in the field in plant pathology, plant physiology, microbiology, and crop breeding to increase our knowledge and improve our understanding of overwintering of crops, forages and grasses and solve the problems associated with losses due to freezing and heavy snow cover. Successive meetings have been held in Iceland (2000), Canada (2003), Italy (2006), and Norway (2009). About 80 people attended to the last PMAC meeting held in Norway. The PMAC meeting will be back to the place where it was started after 15 years. The organizing committee has decided the PMAC2012 to be a special meeting with a focus on global climate change, food security and agriculture sustainability and the whole program will be arranged to reflect this theme. In order to widen the scope of the meeting and enhance interdisciplinary discussion, experts in meteorology, soil science and ecology are encouraged to join the program.
PMAC2009 in Norway (Organized by Anne Marte Tronsmo) PMAC2009 Program
Important dates: ››Registration deadline for oral/poster presentation April 17, 2012
››Deadline for late registration May 31, 2012
Important Links: National Agriculture and Food Research Organization