Sunday, February 6, 2011

National Conference of the Philippine Society of Soil Science to be held in May 2011


The Philippine Society of Soil Science and Technology Inc (PSSST) will hold its 14th Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference on 25-27 May 2011 at the beautiful campus of the Visayas State University (VSU) in Baybay, Leyte, Philippines.

Theme of this year's conference is Improving the Productivity of Marginal Lands Through Integrated Soil and Water Management. Marginal lands particularly degraded uplands are widespread throughout the country and improving their productivity is vital to attaining food security.

More than a hundred soil scientists from various universities, government agencies, private companies and non-government organizations are expected to attend the three-day conference. In addition, some leading soil scientists from Australia, Canada, and Germany will be attending as plenary speakers.

The Department of Agronomy and Soil Science of VSU, a co-sponsor of the conference, will be organizing a pre-conference tour for those participants who will arrive early. The tour will enable the participants to observe the major soils in the central highlands of Leyte.

VSU can be reached via Ormoc City and Tacloban City. It takes about 30 minutes by car to reach VSU from Ormoc City and two hours from Tacloban City.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Sir Vic, how can I register for this conference?

Victor B. Asio said...

Thanks for the inquiry. Anybody is welcome to attend the conference. Registration will be at the start of the conference on 25 May at the VSU Convention Center.

Desiree B. Dompales said...

Hello sir Asio...i am Desiree Dompales, LEA reviewee in your university last 2010...i would like to ask how to become a member of PSSST, what's the requirement and the website of the society...thank you sir

Victor B. Asio said...

Hi Desiree,

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and leaving a note. As far as I know any professional who is interested in soil research/teaching can be a member of PSSST. Until now there is no working website of the society so it would be best to contact the current president, Dr. Neneta de la Cruz of CLSU at nenet_dc@yahoo.com

ramilo aliviado said...

helo sir vic,
my name is ramboy and from mandaue. i am interested in joining your group.and in the meetings or seminars you will be organizing in the future. i would be very glad if you can update me. thank you.

ramilo aliviado said...

helo sir vic, my name is ramboy, from mandaue city.i am interested in joining your group and in attending the meetings or seminars you will be organizing in the future. i would be happy if you could keep me posted. thank you.

ramilo aliviado said...

helo sir vic, i am very interested in your seminars and meetings. i would be glad if you could keep me posted relative to schedules and venues of your conferences.thank you very much.