Root of the matter- Enhancing sustainable agriculture in arid regions through the hidden half


Convener: Shimon Rachmilevitch, BGU

In light of global climate changes, the expected population growth and the improvements in quality of life, the sustainable production of high quality food is a complex challenge. The challenge is enhanced due to the degradation of agricultural lands and water shortages world-wide, root of the matter sessions will focus on using the root zone to improve crop yields and quality in arid and semi-arid regions, while maintaining a sustainable environment. Research to topics will focus on improving rootstocks for grafting, accurate root-zone monitoring and the use up soil microbiome for growth enhancement.