PRELIMINARY PROGRAMMING OF THE IV BRAZILIAN SALINITY SYMPOSIUM

“Bases and Experiences of Biosaline Agriculture in Brazil and in the World”

December 7 to 11, 2020 Fortaleza, CE

HELD BY

National Institute of Science and Technology in Salinity

Federal University of Ceara

Embrapa Semi-Arid

Federal University of Campina Grande

SUPPORT

Institute of Research and Innovation in Irrigated Agriculture – Inovagri

Brazilian Association of Irrigation and Drainage – ABID

CODEVASF

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Dr. Claudivan Feitosa de Lacerda (Coordinator)

Dr. Gherman Garcia Leal de Araújo

Dr. Hans Raj Gheyi

CONTEXTUALIZATION AND OBJECTIVES

The salinity of water and soil is a persistent problem on all continents, especially in arid and semi-arid regions. Worldwide data indicate that 20% of the total cultivated areas (rainfed and irrigated) and 33% of the irrigated agricultural land are affected by the excess of salts in the soil, notably in arid and semi-arid regions. In addition, a significant part of the water sources in these regions, notably groundwater, have high concentrations of salts, which can be a limiting factor for traditional agricultural production. However, the growing demand for food, the scarcity of water resources and the global climate change scenarios indicate the need to use these saline resources. In this sense, Biosaline Agriculture appears as one of the tools to increase food production and generate jobs and income for farmers, especially in dry regions. In this context, the IV Brazilian Symposium on Salinity (IV SBS) brings as its central theme the “Bases and experience of Biosaline Agriculture in Brazil and in the World”. The purpose of the event is to discuss Biosaline Agriculture, considering the conceptual aspects, the advances of this activity in the world and the experiences and potential in the Brazilian semiarid region. It is expected to contribute to the recognition and growth of Biosaline Agriculture in Brazil, which can generate important actions within public policies aimed at agricultural production in this region. Also to contribute to the establishment of new partnerships and exchanges, essential for scientific development and the training of human resources in the country.

PROGRAMMING

The IV SBS program will have four Round Tables with speakers from Brazil and other countries that develop work with Biosaline Agriculture. There will also be presentations of research results (oral and poster) by students and professionals enrolled in the event, within the following themes.

1. Characterization, typification and management of brackish waters for productive purposes (plant and animal)

2. Characterization, reclamation and strategies for use of salt-affected soils

3. Physiological responses and mechanisms of salt tolerance in plants

4. Potential for the production of halophyte and myohalophyte species in biosaline systems

Below is a detailed description of the preliminary schedule:

December 7, 2020 (Monday)

OPENING CEREMONY (Inovagri Meeting, IV SBS and XXIX CONIRD)

December 8, 2020 (Tuesday)

01:30 PM to 03:30 PM (BRT, GMT -3) – Round Table 1 –Conceptual aspects and experiences in biosaline agriculture

– Dr. R. K. Singh (International Center for Biosaline Agriculture – ICBA) – Biosaline agriculture in the world: conceptual aspects, research and successful experiences

– Dr. Gherman Garcia Leal de Araújo (Embrapa Semiárido) – Conceptual aspects and experiences in biosaline agriculture in Brazil

Moderator: Dr. Jorge Ferreira (US SalinityLaboratory/ARS/USDA)

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (BRT, GMT -3) – Round Table 2 – Potential of native and exotic plants for biosaline agriculture

Dr. Pedro Dantas Fernandes  (UFCG) – Halophytes in biosaline agriculture: Mechanism, utilization, and added value

Dr. César Serra Bonifácio Costa (FURG) Experiences of halophyte cultivation in Rio Grande do Sul

– Dr Manoel Teixeira Souza Junior (Embrapa Agroenergia) – Characterization of halophyte genetic resources using phenomics, genomics, transcritomics and metabolomics

Moderator: Dr. Maria Betãnia Galvão dos Santos Freire (UFRPE)

December 9, 2020 (Wednesday)

01:30 PM to 03:30 PM (BRT, GMT -3) – Round Table 3 – The potential for using brackish groundwater for biosaline production purposes in the semiarid region

– Dr. Márcio de Oliveira Candido (Serviço Geológico do Brasil, CPRM) – Studies on groundwater availability in semiarid regions: The case of Northern Minas Gerais

– Dr. Claudivan Feitosa de Lacerda (UFC) – Strategies to increase the potential of brackish waters for plant production in the semiarid region

Dr. Enio Farias de França e Silva (UFRPE)Experiences in the use of brackish water in hydroponic systems in the Brazilian semiarid region

Moderator: Dr. Nildo da Silva Dias (UFERSA)

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (BRT, GMT -3) – Round Table  4 – Management and use of salt-affected soils in the agricultural systems

Dr. Raimundo Nonato Távora Costa (UFC) Barriers and alternatives for agricultural production in salinized soils in the Brazilian semiarid region

– Dr. Raul Silvio Lavado (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina) – Remoción de sodio y cambios en propiedades en suelos salino-alcalinos causados por la fertilización de pasturas, en las Pampas, Argentina 

– Dr. Edivan Rodrigues de Souza (UFRPE) – Experiences in the use of soil conditioners and phytoremediation in the Brazilian semiarid region

Moderator: Dr. Hans Raj Gheyi (UFCG)

December 10, 2020 (Thursday)

08:00 AM to 12:00 AM (BRT, GMT -3) – Tour in Salinity and Drainage

– Dr. Miguel Ferreira Neto (UFERSA) – Quality of saline and brackish water for irrigation purposes

– Dr. Lourival Ferreira Cavalcante (UFPB) – Salt-affected soils: characterization and reclamation routes

– Dr. Marcos Eric Barbosa Brito (UFS) – Salt tolerance in plants with emphasis on non-halophyte species

– Dr. Vera Lúcia Antunes Lima (UFCG) – Drainage of agricultural areas and its principles for guaranteeing crop production

Coordinator: Dr. Alexsandro Oliveira da Silva (UFC)

01:30 PM to 03:30 PM (BRT, GMT -3) – Oral Session I – Characterization, typification and management of brackish waters for productive purposes (plant and animal)

Coordinator: Dr. Welson Lima Simões (Embrapa Semiárido)

01:30 PM to 03:30 PM (BRT, GMT -3) – Oral Session II – Physiological responses and mechanisms of salt tolerance in plants

Coordinator: Dr. Marlos Alves Bezerra (Embrapa Agroindústria Tropical)

04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (BRT, GMT -3) – Oral Session III – Characterization, reclamation and strategies for use of salt-affected soils

Coordinator: Dr. Vital Pedro da Silva Paz (UFRB)

04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (BRT, GMT -3) – Oral Session IV – Potential for the production of halophyte and myohalophyte species in biosaline systems

Coordinator: Dr. Oriel Herrera Bonilla (UECE)

POSTER PRESENTATION (SESSION I) – POSTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ACCESS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

December 11 (Friday)

POSTER PRESENTATION (SESSION II) – POSTERS  WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ACCESS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

CLOSING CEREMONY

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