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System of rice intensification conference

August 03, 2009

System of rice intensification conference

The SRI system, developed originally in Madagascar, involves modifications to management practices in order to reduce water and fertilizer demands while sustaining rice yields

A one-day conference on low-input rice production, known as the system of rice intensification (SRI), will be held at STRI on August 3, 2009 at the Tupper Conference Hall. Simultaneous translation will be available. The SRI system, developed originally in Madagascar, involves modifications to management practices in order to reduce water and fertilizer demands while sustaining rice yields. The meeting will feature presentations by Norman Uphoff, former director of Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (left, in the photo), other international SRI experts, and Panamanian experts on rice research and rural agricultural development.

This conference is being organized by Marie-Soleil Turmel of McGill University (right, in the photo) who is currently working in Ben Turnerís Soil Lab conducting her PhD research on SRI in Panama. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Marie-Soleil at marie-soleil.turmel@mail.mcgill.ca

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