The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Soil Science will host a Global Conference on Sandy Soils May 31 to June 4, 2020.
Sandy soils – as a group of soils – have received limited research attention. With increasing global pressure on land resources, marginal soils such as sandy soils are taken into production or cultivated more intensely. There is a need to quantify and understand the properties of sandy soils across the globe.
The conference will include a one-day field trip to the Central Sands Plain of Wisconsin, and have symposia with several keynotes followed by 5-10 minutes presentations and ample time for discussions.
Conference topics include: Sandy soils – distribution and formation; Soil water repellency, crust, and compaction; Runoff, erosion, and groundwater management; Monitoring, mapping, and management of salinization; Nutrient management; Carbon sequestration and soil health; Management and remediation of contaminants; Soil water conservation and biodiversity; Soil security on sandy soils.
For more information, go to https://sandysoils.org/.