The over 40 presentations and 140 abstracts include subjects such as:
– European perspectives on conservation agriculture;
– the biological potential of grain-producing soils in Australia;
– using conservation agriculture to alleviate food insecurity in Malawi;
– crop-livestock integration in agricultural conservation systems;
– nitrogen-cycling bacteria under continuous no-till cotton in western Tennessee;
– the use of educational tools such as video to educate farmers about conservation agriculture;
– the dynamics of soil organic matter, organic carbon and organic nitrogen under no-till;
– and many more.
WCCA is a global congress focused on practical conservation applications and techniques that will help conserve soil, water and other natural resources, as well as provide economic returns. The congress takes place every three years and will be held next in Rosario, Argentina, in 2017.
The 6th WCCA was hosted by the Conservation Agriculture Systems Alliance, a network of conservation agriculture organizations across North America, with the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) taking the lead for WCCA.