The Science of Modern Agriculture: The evolution of crop protection - a historical perspective

Join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 6:30 pm ET and learn more about the science of modern agriculture!

Producing food, fuel and fiber for a growing population poses many challenges. Whether modern or organic processes are used – all farmers must assess their needs and make decisions to produce a successful harvest. One option is the utilization of chemistry to control pests and to improve crop productivity. For some people, the term “chemical” is associated with a negative connotation. During this session, we will discuss a brief history of how crop protection chemistry has evolved, the consequences of use, and future directions. From copper sulfate to glyphosate, this session is bound to generate dialogue.

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Title: The Science of Modern Agriculture: The evolution of crop protection - a historical perspective
Target audience: Teachers, Curriculum Developers, Administrators, Professional Learning Providers, and Teacher Educators
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT / 4:30 p.m. MT / 3:30 p.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes Note: New users should log in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for an introduction to NSTA web seminars.
Presenters: Valerie Bayes, Cole Waggoner, Michael Crawford PhD, Eliza Halcomb MD, Doug Sammons PhD

This seminar is part three of a five part series of web seminars providing teachers a deeper dive into the sophistication of modern agriculture. From drones to genetic engineering, modern agricultural advancements have enabled farmers to produce food, fuel, and fiber while using land and other resources more efficiently. Given pest pressure, climate change and other challenges - how can leveraging STEM innovations mitigate these challenges? Many Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and other three-dimensional science standards based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education will be highlighted in this series including, Climate and Weather, Heredity of Traits, and the Engineering Design Process.


Register Today! to participate in this web seminar. Upon registering you will receive an e-mail confirmation including information about the program and suggested links to visit in preparation of the event. Additional information about the web seminar will be e-mailed to you days before the program.

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