Under the auspices of the International Crop Science Society and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan, the 8th Internaional Crop Science Congress will be held at the Prairieland Park Convention Centre in Saskatoon from June 21 – 25, 2020.
The theme of the congress will be Food Security & Safety – Globally, and the program will address
topics from fundamental to field-based work, and will also assess recent advances in translating fundamental research discoveries to crop improvement in the field. The scientific program will integrate keynote, plenary talks and concurrent sessions to address topical crop research areas, ranging from functional genomics, biotechnology and molecular breeding, root architecture and rhizosphere
microbiology, to agroecosystems and sustainable crop production that impact soil health under environmental stresses. In addition, a combination of position papers and discussion forums will address issues, such as strategic planning to meet future food demands, as well as agroeconomic aspects of agricultural sustainability; these sessions will be integrated with poster sessions. Finally, congress participants will be afforded opportunities to visit various prairie-related agricultural systems, including precision farming.
The congress encourages attendance of junior scientists, who will be incorporated into the scientific program through invitation to present their work (based on abstract submissions) during the concurrent oral sessions. In addition, recognition will also be made through presentation of scientific achievement awards for outstanding poster and oral presentations.