Our South Asia program held the first of several regional K conferences as a follow up to our well attended international K conference held earlier this year in Rome. The two-day conference, Advances in Potassium Research for Efficient Soil and Crop Management, was held in New Delhi and brought together 165 national and international delegates representing India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, UK, Australia, Germany, USA, and Jordan.
“The goal of the conference was to initiate dialogue between policy makers, scientists, the fertilizer industry, and public and private extension specialists to improve K fertilizer management in the region,” said Dr. T. Satyanarayana, South Asia program director.
Discussions from the conference reveal there is an immense need to identify the new dimensions of potassium research for improving crop yields and farm profitability, while improving soil fertility of the region. To learn more about our work in the region, check out the latest International Fertilizer Association (IFA) Expert Blog post, which features a Q & A with Dr. Satyanarayana.