Dr. Eduardo Chavez Navarrete, Escuela Superior Politecnia del Litoral, presented "Cacao (Theobroma casao, L.) as an ideal crop for studying environmental soil-plant science in Ecuador: previous, ongoing and future research activities"
Dr. Betty Schwartz, Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, presented "Identification and characterization of novel molecules involved in the regulation of metabolic homeostasis"
Dr. Rubens Tabile, Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, will present “Agriculture in Brazil and University of Sao Paulo"
David Gandhi, Agriculture Development Practitioner, specializing in sustainable agriculture, soil and water conservation and natural resource management, will present “Developing a Climate Smart Alternative to Shifting Cultivation for Hill Regions”
W-121 Turner Hall at 2 p.m.
Dr. Ricardo Oliva, Research Specialist at the International Rice Research Institute, "Exploring the rice microbiome to design future crop improvement efforts"