22 Aug 2014

IPNI Brazil collaborates with Institute of Applied Nutrition on Magnesium Symposium this November: spotlight on nutrient’s role in crop and animal health in Latin America

August 22, 2014. Penang, Malaysia – The 2nd International Symposium on Magnesium in Crop Production, Food Quality and Human Health will be held in São Paulo, Brazil from November 4 – 6 this year.

Magnesium (Mg) is an important mineral for plant growth. Under adverse growth conditions such as drought, soil acidity and heat/radiation stress, optimum levels of Mg can ensure high crop yield and crop quality.

This year’s symposium will focus on issues related to Mg nutrition in Brazil and Latin America. Featuring keynote addresses and presentations by experts on soil and crop management, Mg fertilizers, plant physiology and molecular biology, participants will be able to gather insights on the importance of Mg in crop nutrient management, animal nutrition and human systems among others.

Organized by the Institute of Applied Plant Nutrition (IAPN) in Germany in collaboration with IPNI Brazil, other partners include University of São Paulo, Brazil, Sabanci University Istanbul, Turkey and the Center for Magnesium Education & Research, USA.

The symposium will be conducted in English with some Portuguese (simultaneous translations will be made available throughout). For more information on registration, go to www.iapn-goettingen.com.

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About IPNI
The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is a not-for-profit, science-based organization dedicated to the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of people. Through cooperation and partnerships with respected institutions around the world, IPNI adds its strength to agronomic research, education, demonstrations, training, and other endeavors. Best management practices for nutrient stewardship encourage the concept of 4Rs - applying the right nutrient source, at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place. To learn more about IPNI, please visit: www.ipni.net

Dr. Luís Ignácio Prochnow, IPNI Director of Brazil Program
Email: lprochnow@ipni.net

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