The Symposium on Soil and Fertilizer Management and annual meeting of the compiling committee of Journal of Agricultural Resources and Environment was successfully held in Nanjing on Oct. 19, 2013. Undertaken by the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment of JAAS, the symposium was jointly hosted by the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (IARRP, CAAS) and the Institute of Environment Protection and Monitoring of Ministry of Agriculture (IEPM, MoA, P.R.China). More than 100 representatives of over 30 institutions and universities attended the symposium, which was the most influential one in its history.
JAAS President Yan Shaohua attended the opening ceremony and made a welcome speech on the morning of Oct. 19. Deputy Director Guo Baozhu of the Science and Technology Committee of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Prof. Yang Linzhang of JAAS, Prof. Liu Zhongqi of Institute of Environment Protection and Monitoring of Ministry of Agriculture (IEPM, MoA, P.R.China) made wonderful speeches on current research situations and development trends in agro-environment and relevant research areas.
On the afternoon, 25 representatives from different institutions and universities made separate reports, covering their practices in research projects management and thinking on the future development of agro-environment, soil and fertilizer disciplines. They also held extensive discussions on the problems they encountered during their work.