New Directions for a Diverse Planet
4th International Crop Science Congress
in conjunction with the 12th Australian Agronomy Conference and the 5th Asian Crop Science Conference

~ 2004  ASA 12



Foreword and Sponsors

Committee Information

Donald Oration

Plenary papers

Poster Papers

Symposia papers

1. Crop science for addressing water scarcity

Breeding crops that do better under water scarcity

Irrigated rice-based systems 5ACSC

Physiology and improving productivity under water scarcity

Dryland cropping systems

New imperatives for irrigated agriculture

Water and nutrients in turf grass

Environmental consequences of water management in farming systems

2. Crop science for a sustainable future

Farming and cropping systems

Conservation and reduced tillage systems

Turfgrass, the most visible crop

Asian cropping systems (5ACSC)

Biocide dependence and resistance

Nutrient recycling and balance in cropping systems

Managing climate risk in cropping systems

Raising yield potential in cropping systems

3. Crop science for harnessing genetics

Genome sequencing of model systems

Gene to phenotype complexity

Genetic resources for the 21st Century

Harnessing molecular markers for plant breeding

New frontiers in altering plant metabolism

Adaptation to abiotic challenges

Adaptation to biotic challenges (5ACSC)

Biotechnology for a better world

4. Crop science for effecting change

Proven processes for innovation and change

Implementing change - lessons for the future

The role of IT in enhanced delivery and adoption

New pathways for delivery in Asian countries (5ACSC)

Research planning monitoring and evaluation

Agents for change - public, private and NGOs

5. 5th Asian Crop Science Conference

Improving human diet in Asia

6. 12th Australian Agronomy Conference

Pathways to profitable agriculture

Farming and land stewardship

Crop-livestock interaction

Research implementation and delivery