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


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.