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Posted on Oct 16, 10:44PM | UNI
More than 250 Scientists from across the globe are expected to participate in the eighth International Symposium on Plant Soil Interactions at Low PH (8th PSILPH) to be held at University of Agriculture Sciences (UAS) here under the aegis of the Indian Society of Social Science, Bangalore Chapter.
UAS Vice Chancellor K Narayana Gowda said that more than 200 research papers and 15 Scientific papers would be presented and discussed by the experts to find solution to increase the yield per acre.
He said that acid soils comprise upto 50 per cent of the world potentially arable land and thus are a significant limitation to crop production worldwide.
He said in India, the state wise analysis shows that strongly acidic soils are largest in Arunachal Pradesh followed by Manipur, sikkim, Kerala, Chattisgarh, Nagaland, Tripura and Assam. In Karnataka, acid soils accounts to almost 3 lakh hectares of cultivable land in coastal and hilly zones.
He said there will be a special session on Coffee and Rubber in acid soils and silicon and acid soils with panel discussions during these sessions.
Eminent scientists from the US, Japan, China, South Africa, Europe,Australia, Africa, Cannada, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Croatia, Iron and Colombia will be participating in the symposium, he added.