Plant Nutrition, Growth & Environment Interaction IV

(February 24-25, 2020, Vienna, Austria)

Welcome to the 4th International Conference on Plant Nutrition, Growth & Environment Interaction!

Efficient plant production and yield is highly dependent on understanding of the basic principles underlying the three-way interaction between the plant development, its nutrition and its interaction with environment

The 4th International Conference “Plant Nutrition, Growth and Environment Interaction” to be held on February 24-25, 2020 in Vienna Austria will review the state of the art and progress in the knowledge of plant growth, plant responses to nutrition and environment and to set research priorities for the next era of research. The Conference program covers a broad spectrum of topics from plant growth, development and nutrition to plant – environment interactions.

This two-day event will provide leading academy and industry scientists a platform to communicate recent advances in “Plant Nutrition, Growth & Environment Interaction” and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaborations.

Vienna is located in the heart of Europe on the banks of the Danube River, and considered as one of the most important economic, cultural and touristic large cities of central Europe. Apart from providing top science, the Conference will capture the spirit of the city thanks to the central location of the venue offering a multitude of cultural events.

The 4th International Conference Plant Nutrition, Growth, & Environment Interaction» will cover the following research topics:

  • Plant-Microorganism Interactions
  • Nutrient Availability in Soils, Toxicity & Remediation
  • Nutrient Uptake, Transport & Homeostasis
  • Nutrient Functions in Plants
  • Nutrient Management & Fertilizers in Crop Production
  • Plant Nutrition, Crop Productivity & Food Quality
  • Plant-Environment Interaction & Global Climate Change

The list of invited speakers has yet to be confirmed.

Approximately 250 participants are expected to attend this exciting scientific forum including almost 40 lectures delivered by worldwide known invited speakers and young, talented speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The program combines plenary lectures, poster sessions, a unique Conference Dinner Party and sightseeing tours of Vienna.

We are looking forward to see you in Vienna in February 24-25, 2020!

Deadline for submission of abstracts is January 20, 2020

Early bird registration: January 10, 2020

Prof. Karl H. Mühling (Kiel University, Chair, Scientific Program)
Prof. Alisher Touraev (VISCEA, Local Organizer)

Karl H. Mühling (Germany)

Marta Vasconcelos (Portugal)

Patrick Bienert (Germany)

Sylvia Schnell (Germany)

Stefanie Wienkoop (Austria)

Vit Gloser (Czech Republic)

Malcolm Hawkesford (UK)

Edgar Peiter (Germany)

Florian Wichern (Germany)

Saad Sulieman (Sudan)

Christoph-Martin Geilfus (Germany)

Ricardo Giehl (Germany)

Cheng Xue (China)

To be announced

(February 24-25, 2020)

Technische Universität Wien, Freihaus, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, 1040 Wien, Austria

February 24 (Monday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.20 Opening
Welcome address by Alisher Touraev (Local Chair, Austria)Welcome address by Karl H. Mühling (Chair of the Conference, Germany)
09.20 – 10.30 Keynote Lecture:Marta Vasconcelos (Portugal): The Journey of Iron Nutrition: Lesson’s from the Past, Present and Future  confirmed
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30: Session I: Plant-Microorganism Interactions
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Sylvia Schnell (Germany):  Mitigation of Salt Stress in Summer Barley by Bacterial Isolates with Plant Growth-Promoting Activity  confirmed 
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Saad Sulieman (Sudan): Metabolic Acclimations to Phosphate Stress by N2-Fixing Legumes   confirmed
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session II: Nutrient Availability in Soils, Toxicity & Remediation
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Karl H. Mühling (Germany): Measures for Increasing Manganese Availability in Soils by Mineral and Organic Fertilization  confirmed
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Vit Gloser (Czech Republic): Nutrient Availability and Water Transport in Plants  confirmed
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session III: Nutrient Uptake, Transport & Homeostasis
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Stefanie Wienkoop (Austria): Sulfur Transport and Metabolism in Legumes   confirmed
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) Edgar Peiter (Germany): Importance of Manganese Transporters   confirmed
17.30 – 19.00 Poster Session (all numbers) + Welcome Reception
19.00 – 22.00 Conference Dinner Party-Traditional Austrian food and wine, located in one of Vienna’s famous ‘Heurigen’
-Cost: 50,- EUR
February 25 (Tuesday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Session IV: Nutrient Functions in Plants
09.00 – 09.20 (+5) Christoph-Martin Geilfus (Germany): Function of Chloride in Crop Plants   confirmed
Patrick Bienert (Germany): Molecular, Developmental and Physiological Response Reactions of Plants to Boron-Deficient Conditions – Genotyptic Difference in Boron Deficiency Tolerance Mechanisms in Brassica Napus   confirmed
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session V: Nutrient Management & Fertilizers in Crop Production
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Malcolm Hawkesford (UK): Phenotyping   confirmed
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Florian Wichern (Germany): Soil nutrition for sustainable plant nutrition: Considering the elemental stoichiometry from rhizosphere to regional nutrient management  confirmed
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session VI: Plant Nutrition, Crop Productivity & Food Quality
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Ricardo Giehl (Germany): Nutrient-induced changes in root development and physiology: from model plants to next-generation crops confirmed
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Cheng Xue (China): Proteome changes after split N application  confirmed
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session VII: Plant-Environment Interaction & Global Climate Change
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Hermann Jungkunst (Germany): Plants’ Parts in Nitrous Oxide Cyling  confirmed
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) Hans-Werner Olfs (Germany): Application of organic manure in arable cropping: Options to reduce the environmental burden  confirmed
17.30 – 17.45 Closing Ceremony &  Conference Photo

Submit an Abstract

The Scientific Committee invites authors to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the Scientific Program.

Please, be aware, that ONE Abstract Submission is allowed for ONE Registered Participant. Organizing Committee urges you to follow this rule.

The text length in all required fields (abstract title, authors names, affiliations, abstract body) is strictly limited to 1500 characters including spaces. The title of the Abstract, corresponding author information and Abstract text should be entered into the corresponding fields, indicated below.

Abstracts may only be submitted in the English language.

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e) Preferred type of abstract presentation (poster or oral).


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