International Workshop of Mollisols Conservation (IWMC ’2012), sponsored by Bureau of Science and Technology for Resource and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Key Laboratory of Mollisols Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was held successfully on August 8, 2012, Harbin, China. This workshop was a follow-up to the International Symposium on Soil Quality and Management of World Mollisols in 2010, Harbin, China and Sino-Ukraine Workshop of Mollisols: Genesis, Properties and Fertility Management in 2011, Kiev, Ukraine.
In the opening session of the workshop, Professor Xiaobing Liu, Deputy Director of Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, CAS, and chairman of the workshop, gave a welcome remark on behalf of the local organization committee. 15 invited scientists presented their keynote speeches in the whole day session.More than 140 professionals and graduate students from local departments, institutes and universities actively participated in the workshop and shared their experiences and knowledge on the theory and practices for soil conservation with emphasis on Mollisols in soil health improvement, water and nutrient cycling, crop residue and watershed management etc.
The workshop has strengthened academic exchanges among scientists in World Mollisols regions, and will provide a science-oriented support for future conservation and utilization of Chinese Mollisols.
As a leading institution and current headquarter of World Mollisols Association, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, CAS together with National Agricultural University of Uruguay is planning to organize International Workshop of Mollisols Productivity in September 2014, Uruguay