Among the principal concerns for the 21st century are food security, global sustainability of natural resources, and healthy environment. Soil and water sciences play a critical role in addressing these concerns. This lecture series provides a forum to explore emerging issues, to inspire creative thinking, and to recognize excellence in the broad area of agricultural research with specific emphasis on soil and water.
Soil, water, atmospheric resources: their analysis, integration, use, and associated information delivery systems.
Management and conservation of soil and water resources.
Judicious use and management of agricultural chemicals for water quality maintenance and crop production.
Soil and water research and education that benefit agriculture while improving and protecting the environment.