You are invited to participate in the 9th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH as a delegate or participant with an oral communication, poster presentation or presentation from your institution/company/society.
Approximately 30 % of the world’s total land area consists of acid soils, and it has been estimated that over 50 % of the world’s potential arable lands are acidic. To discuss the problems of soil acidification, connect scientists and to disseminate research results, the First International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH (PSILPH) was successfully held in Canada in 1987, followed by subsequent PSILPH symposia in the USA (1990), Australia (1993), Brazil (1996), South Africa (2001), Japan (2004), China (2008) and India (2012). Now, for the first time, the PSILPH Symposium will be organized and held in Europe, in the beautiful Croatian city of Dubrovnik.
Excessive soil acidity as an agricultural limiting factor impacts crops production on numerous farms in Europe, including Croatia. About 830,000 ha (32 %) of the agricultural land in Croatia is consists of acid to highly acidic soils (2,590,718 ha in total). There are 3 clearly defined acid soil regions in Croatia – Pannonian, Mountain and Adriatic, and 79,5 % (660,617 ha) of all acid soils in Croatia are in the Pannonian region. Acid soils occupy 40% of Pannonian region, which is the most important agricultural region in Croatia.