Monday, 23 July 2012

Plenary Session

W. E. H. Blum - Soils and food security under global change/112

B. Vanlauwe - Integrated soil fertility management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Principles and application/237

S. Machi - Nuclear technique of soil management for sustainable agriculture/248

M. L. Nguyen - Towards sustainable soil management for enhancing food security while mitigating climate change impacts: The role of nuclear and isotopic techniques/247


Managing soils for crop production and ecosystem services

S. H. Chien - The agronomic properties of a new non-explosive fused ammonium sulfate nitrate (SULF-N26) for crop production: preliminary results /9

M. Malter Terrada - Ammonia volatilization losses from urea fertilizer applied on wheat/185

M. Zaman - Influence of fine particle suspension of urea + NBTPT on N and water use efficiency in grassland using 15N, δ13C and δ18O techniques/165

H. C. Suter - Stabilized nitrogen fertilizers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve nitrogen use efficiency in Australian agriculture/68

C. Steiner - Biochar improves nitrogen fertilizer efficiency on a highly weathered central Amazonian Ferralsol/8

J. J. Adu-Gyamfi - Overview of FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Project on Crop Genotypes Tolerant to Low N and P Soils/244

M. B. Peoples - The use of isotopic techniques to quantify the role of legumes in contributing to food security and in the adaptation and mitigation of climate change/99

Z.F. Abdul Aziz - Contribution of nitrogen from biofertilizer inoculum to young oil palm under field condition/227

M. E. Haque - Legume nitrogen derived from different sources as affected by rhizobial inoculant in Bangladesh soil/33

M. Shrivastava - Bio-solubilization of rock phosphate and plant growth promotion by Aspergillus niger TMPS1 in Ultisol and Vertisol/34

D. I. W. Mayer - AGRO-ICT infrastructure: Information and communication technology tools for farm and land management/249

Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Preserving and protecting soil resources

D. E. Walling - Upscaling the application of fallout radionuclides to support catchment sediment management programmes/37

P. N. Owens - Assessing the sources of suspended sediments in the streams of an agricultural watershed in the Canadian prairies using137Cs as a tracer/144

P. Schuller - Using 137Cs and 210Pbex and other sediment source fingerprints to quantify fine sediment sources in forested catchments in Chile /50

V. N. Golosov - Use of an integrated approach for assessing soil redistribution in the Vorobzha river basin/38

M. Benmansour - Assessment of soil erosion and sedimentation rates in “MY Bouchta” watershed in North Morocco using fallout radionuclides and stable isotopes/41

Y. Li - Quantify agricultural land degradation processes related to soil carbon and nitrogen redistribution in Western China by using FRN and δ13C techniques/40

C. Brandt - Compound-specific stable-isotopes to investigate soil organic carbon source/sink relocations between areas of land degradation and deposition areas in a mountainous watershed in Northwest Vietnam/95

G. J. Hancock - Determining sources of soil erosion using compound specific isotope analysis: an initial assessment in a rural Australian catchment /96

W. H. Blake - Tracing crop-specific sediment sources in agricultural catchments with compound specific stable isotope (CSSI) and geochemical markers/97

G. Dercon - Compound-specific stable isotope techniques for improving precision soil conservation strategies: An overview of the lessons learnt in an FAO/IAEA Co-ordinated Research Project/176


Soil and water conservation zones for pollution control

K. Sakadevan - Water conservation zones in agricultural catchments for biomass production, food security and environmental protection/242

K. R. Reddy - Nutrient management in agricultural catchments for improving crop productivity and water quality/169

Z. Pang - Assessment of the impact of reclaimed lands for rice fields on water budget and quality for sustainable agriculture in Northeast China using isotopic tracers/56

A. J. Gold - Denitrifying bioreactors: Opportunities and challenges for managing offsite nitrogen losses/42

P. N. Owens - Use of Caesium-137 to determine the role of riparian buffers in trapping sediment and phosphorus from agricultural fields/229

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


Managing soils for climate change adaptation and mitigation

E. T. Craswell - Carbon sequestration in agricultural soils: Separating the muck from the magic/105

O. Ito - Crop and soil management in rainfed cropping systems to cope with climate change/233

S. Corsi - A review of carbon sequestration through conservationagriculture/115

G. Dercon - Assessment of carbon distribution and soil organic carbon storage in mulch-based cropping systems by using isotopic techniques/240

M. Ismaili - The use of 13C- and 15N-based isotopic techniques for assessing soil C and N changes under conservation agriculture/78

R. Sommer - Carbon sequestration potentials under conservation agriculture in dry areas/173

F. Bampa - Soil organic carbon preservation and sequestration in Joint Research Centre European agricultural soils: An overview/123

C. W. Rice - Land use change and soil management impacts soil biological and physical properties involved in ecosystem carbon sequestration/191

M. Kibblewhite - Global soil monitoring: Feasible options for early Implementation/252

O. T. Denmead - Linking models and measurements of soil nitrogen emissions on a field scale/60

R. Wassmann - GHG mitigation projects in rice production systems: Status and prospects of possible carbon certification in farmers’ fields/200

G .D. Schwenke - Legumes in crop rotations reduce nitrous oxide emissions compared to fertilized non-legume rotations/67

S. H. Waluyo - Nuclear technologies in global warming: Assessing the greenhouse gas effects caused by huge biofuel production in Indonesia/225

D. Chen - Effect of elevated carbon dioxide on nitrogen dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions in grain crop and legume ley pasture systems: A meta-analysis/61


Managing agricultural water for climate change adaptation

E. Fereres - Enhancing the contribution of isotopic techniques to the expansion of precision irrigation/166

D.Z. Gong - Partitioning plant transpiration and soil evaporation with eddy covariance and stable isotope method in North China Plain/103

N. Amenzou - Isotopic and conventional techniques to improve the irrigation practices to enhance agricultural production under water limiting conditions in Morocco/11

E. Wang - Roles of climate and soil in regulating water limitation to crop productivity/22

P. Monneveux - Facing climate change effects on potato cultivation: an integrative approach/113

M. Ahmed - Modeling soil water dynamics under rainfed agriculture to mitigate climate change/130

V. Zupanc - Environmental sustainability of vegetable production above a shallow aquifer/59

D. N. Dang - Improving irrigation practice to reduce risk of nitrogen percolation into deeper aquifers in vegetable cultivation in suburban Ha Noi, Viet Nam/12

K. Mahmood - Improving yield and water use efficiency of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) by regulating plant-available water during crop development under semiarid conditions in Pakistan/19

D. K. Asare - Yield, water and nitrogen use by drip-irrigated cabbage grown under different levels of applied water/14

H. S. Duong - Water use efficiency of coffee under mulch and drip irrigation on the Tay Nguyen plateau, Vietnam/13

A. Wahbi - Yield and carbon isotope discrimination for wheat, barley and lentil under different crop sequences and water treatments in Northern Syria/84

S. Kale - Carbon isotope discrimination in wheat under water stress conditions and relationships with crop physiological indices/82

L. Heng - Managing irrigation water to enhance crop productivity under water-limiting conditions: A role for isotopic techniques/238

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Recent advances in nuclear techniques and instrumentation

R. Merckx - Isotopic techniques and their heir role in designing new P-availability tests for weathered, P-fixing soils/245

C. T. Inácio - From fertilizer to food: Tracing N dynamics in organic and conventional cropping systems using 15N/235

T. C. Hsiao - Field comparison of methods for measuring evapotranspiration and soil evaporation, including a stable isotope method/179

D. G. Williams - Isotopic techniques for tracing evapotranspiration at the field scale: simple or complex?/100

R. J. Panetta - Rapid analysis of water isotopic fractionation along a Pinus spp. branch: in situ measurement of matrix-bound waters/162

S. Bodé - Dynamics of de novo formation of amino sugars in soil via compound-specific stable isotope analysis (CSSIA) - a promising tool to assess microbial physiology?/94

M. Gibbs - Suess effect on biomarkers used to determine sediment provenance from land-use changes/98

C. A. Kirkby - Inorganic nutrients mediate the sequestering of soil carbon as humus/74

T. Ge - Input and distribution of rice-root derived carbon in plant-soil- micro-ecological system following 14C continuous labeling/76

I. R. P. Fillery - The use of 13C and 14C to quantify the amount of carbon sequestered below-ground in agricultural production systems/73

T. E. Franz - Application of cosmic-ray probes to long-term monitoring of soil moisture /92


General discussion, summary and conclusions

P. M. Chalk Rapporteur Report Opening and Plenary Sessions and Discussion

J.K. Ladha Rapporteur Report Session 1 and Discussion

G. Dercon Rapporteur Report Session 2 and Discussion

C. Nolte Rapporteur Report Session 3 and Discussion

P. N. Owens Rapporteur Report Session 4 and Discussion

L. K. Heng Rapporteur Report Session 5 and Discussion

C. J. Smith Rapporteur Report Session 6 and Discussion

M. Bakarr Global Environment Sustainable land management in the global environment Facility (GEF) facility – enhancing ecosystem services in productionlandscapes/228

A. Braimoh Soil carbon sequestration: Benefits and policies for the 21st century/234

P. Koohafkan The state of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture/250