Opening Session
Chair: Prof. Huoyan Wang, ISSAS
9:00-9:30Hillel Magen
International Potash Institute (IPI), Switzerland
Prof. Fusuo Zhang / Prof. Jianbo Shen
China Agricultural University (CAU), National Academy of Agricultural Green Development, China
Prof. Jianmin Zhou / Ying Teng
Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISSAS), China
University Leader
Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU), China
9:30-10:00Group photograph and coffee break
Session 1: Emerging Issues in Plant Nutrition
Chair: Hillel Magen, IPI and Jianbo Shen, CAU
10:00-10:30The role of calcium in plant nutrition
Philip J. White
The James Hutton Institute, UK
10:30-11:00The role of sulphur in plant nutrition and polyhalite experiments in India
Surinder K. Bansal
Potash Research Institute of India, India
11:00-11:30Breeding high K and Mg efficient rice: lessons from GWAS and biotech-approaches
Guohua Xu
Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
11:30-12:00Calcium role in tuber crops
Jiwan P. Palta
University of Wisconsin, USA
12:00-14:00Lunch; 13:00-14:00 poster session
Session 2: Resources and Nutrient Management
Chair: Patricia Imas, IPI and Jianmin Zhou, ISSAS
14:00-14:30Analysis of production status and development trend of potash and secondary element fertilizers in China
Xiaofeng Wang
China Inorganic Salts Industry Association, China
14:30-15:00Development and utilization of potassium resources in Qinghai salt lakes
Zhijian Wu
Chinese Academy of Sciences Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, China
15:00-15:30Potassium use efficiency and fertilization limit standards of cereal crops in China
Zhenling Cui
China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
15:30-15:50Soybean fertilization with polyhalite in acidic soils of the Brazilian Cerrado
Fabio Vale
IPI, Switzerland
15:50-16:10Potash research in Vietnam: an update on research with MOP and polyhalite
Toan Tran Duc
Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute (SFRI), Hanoi, Vietnam
16:10-16:40Coffee break and poster session
16:40-17:00Temporal and spatial validation of yield response to K application and K balance across 30 years in China
Shaojun Qiu and Ping He
Chinese Agricultural Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
17:00-17:20Potassium resources and integrated management in China
Chaochun Zhang
China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
17:20-17:40Physiological mechanisms of optimal potassium fertilization to enhancing leaf photosynthetic capacity of oilseed rape
Tao Ren
Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
17:40-18:00Polyhalite in the context of potash fertilizers
Patricia Imas
IPI, Switzerland
18:00-18:10General discussion