The Science of Modern Agriculture: Ag Microbials

Join us on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 pm ET and learn more about plants’ microbiome. This seminar will provide you with valuable information that you may incorporate into your classroom.

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Microbes are microorganisms so tiny that millions can fit into the eye of a needle. They occur naturally in the environment and are found almost everywhere. Countless microorganisms live in the soil and in close relation to plants, making up the plants’ microbiome. Many of these microbes have distinctive properties that can help control fungi, bacteria, nematodes, insects and weeds. They can also stimulate plant growth and yield by improving access to nutrients.

Ag Biologicals are one of Monsanto’s five research and development platforms that provide farmers with tools to grow their crops in a way that use fewer resources – like land, water and energy.


Title: The Science of Modern Agriculture: Ag Microbials
Target audience: Teachers, Curriculum Developers, Administrators, Professional Learning Providers, and Teacher Educators
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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: TBD

This seminar is part one 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.

Each web seminar is a unique, stand-alone, program. Archives of the web seminars and the presenters' PowerPoint presentations will be available through the links on this web page. Learn more about the features of the web seminar and read answers to frequently asked questions from participants.

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