PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER 2017
14.00-16.00
Departure from Radisson Blu Atria to University of Agrciultural Sciences, GKVK.
Visit to Dry Land Agriculture Farm, Visit to Pedonarium,
Visit to Field Demostration Plots
17.00-18.00
REGISTRATION at Radisson Blu Atria
18.00-18.30
WELCOME RECEPTION

WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER 2017
9.00 - 9.45
REGISTRATION
9.45 - 11.00
INAUGURAL FUNCTION
11.00 - 11.30
INAUGURAL TEA
11.30 - 12.00
PLENARY SPEAKER I: Jean Dominique Meunier - Biogeochemistry of silicon in agriculture: a review
12.00 - 12.30
PLENARY SPEAKER II: Ravin Jugdaohsingh - Establishing the biological role of dietary silicon
12.30 - 13.30
LUNCH BREAK

TECHNICAL SESSION

» Sub Theme: I Biogeochemistry of Si cycle in agriculture
» Sub Theme: II Chemistry of analysis of Si in soil, plants and fertilizers
» CHAIR:  Jean D Meunier  CO-CHAIR:  Brenda S Tubana

13.30 - 14.00
KEY NOTE LECTURE: Understanding the Dynamics of Silicon in Plant and Soil are Essential for Establishing Silicon Fertilization Guidelines
Brenda S Tubana
14.00 - 14.15
Origin of silica in rice plants and contribution of diatomaceous earth fertilization: insights from isotopic Si mass balance in a paddy field
Jean Riotte
14.15 - 14.30
Alkalinity ratio and the release of extractable Si from silicate slags in rice soil
Sreenivasan T Sandhya
14.30 - 14.45
Silicate solubilization and plant growth promoting potential of Rhizobium sp isolated from rice rhizosphere
Latha P C
14.45 - 15.00
Effect of Silica Fertiliser on dissolved silicon in soil solution based on the chemical properties of various soils 
Regan Crooks
15.00 - 15.15
New approaches in testing active forms of Si in soil, plants and Si-rich materials
Vladimir Matichenkov
15.15 - 15.30
Multimodal structural and functional analysis of sorghum tissues and sorghum biosilica
Zancajo Victor M R
15.30 - 15.45
Silicon adsorption isotherm characteristics in tropical rice soils of Kerala
Arya Lekshmi V
15.45 - 16.00
Suitability of Extractant for Soil Available Silicon and Silicon Response to Upland Paddy Grown on Inceptisols and Vertisols
Patil A A
16.00 - 16.30
TEA BREAK and POSTER PRESENTATION

» Sub Theme III: Mechanism of Si uptake and accumulation in plants
» CHAIR:  Naoki Yamaji  CO-CHAIR:  Maria Greger

16.30 - 17.00
KEY NOTE LECTURE: A cooperative transport system for silicon in plants
Naoki Yamaji 
17.00 - 17.15
Analysis of the expression dynamics of Si transporter gene using mathematical model in rice
Gen Sakurai
17.15 - 17.30
Genomics intervention to understand silicon transport in plants 
Rupesh Deshmukh
17.30 - 17.45
What makes a Si transporter? The search for key residues that confer plant Si permeability, accumulation, and benefits
Coskun, Devrim
17.45- 18.00
Correlative fluorescence and electron microscopies showing programmed cell death in sorghum silica cells
Santosh Kumar
18.00 - 18.15
Plant uptake of silicon nanoparticles
Greger Maria
18.15 - 18.30
Isolation and characterization of silicon transporter gene Lsi1 in Solanum lycopersicum L.
Haijun Gong
19.00 - 20.00
CULTURAL PROGRAMME
20.00
DINNER

THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER 2017

» Sub Theme IV: Role of Si in Abiotic stress management
» CHAIR:  Yongchao Liang  CO-CHAIR:  Nikolic Miroslav



9.00 - 9.30
KEY NOTE LECTURE1:  Silicon and Abiotic Stress in Higher Plants: Progress and Perspectives
Yongchao Liang
9.30 - 10.00
KEY NOTE LECTURE2:  Silicon influence on plant ionom and mineral element transporters 
Nikolic Miroslav
10.00 - 10.15
Silicon fertilization alleviates the deleterious effects of water deficit in sugarcane cultivars
Camargo M S
10.15 - 10.30
Emerging recognition of silicon as ameliorator of abiotic stresses in legumes
Garg Neera
10.30 - 10.45
Silicon potentiates photosynthetic efficiency and biochemical defence responses of lentil against drought stress
Biju Sajitha 
10.45 - 11.00
Silicon mediates sodium transport and homeostasis in maize under mild NaCl stress 
Bosnic Predrag 
11.00 - 11.15
GROUP PHOTOGRAPH
  11.30 - 11.45
TEA BREAK 
11.45 - 12.00
Silicon-induced alleviation of antimonate (SbV) toxicity in maize
Vaculic Marek
    12.00 - 12.15
Insights to silicon-dependent drought tolerance by testing a sorghum mutant defective in silicon uptake
Zexer Nerya
    12.15 - 12.30
Silicon nutrition augments plant vigour, ionic homeostasis and defense mechanisms in mycorrhizal Cicer arietinum L. genotypes under salt stress
Bhandari Purnima 
    12.30 - 13.30
LUNCH BREAK

» Sub Theme V: Role of Si in Biotic stress management
» CHAIR:  Richard Belanger     CO-CHAIR:   Padmakumari A P

13.30 - 14.00
KEY NOTE LECTURE:   Recent progress in defining the protective role of silicon against plant diseases
Richard Bélanger
14.00 - 14.15
Deciphering the role of silicon in enhancing tomato resistance to bacterial wilt via proteomics and transcriptome approaches
Cai Kunzheng 
14.15 - 14.30
Silicon in rice stem borer management —an overview
Padmakumari A P
14.30 - 14.45
Silicon increases tolerance against powdery mildew and drought stress in transgenic tomato expressing the Lsi1 gene from wheat 
Rupesh Deshmukh 
14.45 - 15.00
Silica nanoparticles enhances the tolerance of Panax ginseng Meyer against the root rot causing fungus, Ilyonectria mors-panacis by regulating Sugar Efflux into Apoplast
Abbai Ragavendrana
15.00 - 15.15
Improved resistance to the brown planthopper in rice plants amended with silicon and the underlying mechanisms
Hou Maolin
15.15 -15.30
The enzymatic effect of preharvest silicon applications and postharvest hot water treatments in an attempt to minimize disease development in citrus fruit
  Basdew I H
15.30 - 16.30
TEA BREAK and POSTER PRESENTATION

» Sub Theme VI: Si fertilizers on performance of plants
» CHAIR:  Prakash N B     CO-CHAIR:  Fabricio Rodrigues

16.30 - 16.45
Efficacy of Silica in increasing yields in Morocco 
Peter Prentice
16.45 - 17.00
Foliar application of pH neutral silicon product and  its effect on abiotic stress mitigation in field crops
Krzysztof Ambroziak
17.00 - 17.15
New generation Si fertilizers – greenhouse and field tests
Elena Bocharnikova
17.15 - 17.30
Potential of Armurox®, a soluble silicon and peptides biostimulant, as a foliar source of silicon in wheat
Brenda Taubana
17.30 - 17.45
MOSA: stabilized monosilicic acid, a new window of opportunities for efficient and effective supplementation of Silicon by root or leaf
Michel Preti 
17.45 - 18.00
Effect of foliar fertilization with silicon on selected physiological parameters, yield and technological quality of sugar beet
Arkadiusz Artyszak
18.00 - 18.30
International Streering Committee meeting
  19.00 Onwards
CONFERENCE DINNER

 

FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER 2017
MID CONFERENCE TOUR

7.00
Departure from Bengaluru
9.30 - 11.00
Visit to V C Farm Mandya
Visit to experimental plots

Visit to jaggery park
12.30 - 13.30
Lunch at Mysore
14.00 - 16.30
Visit to Mysore Palace
17.00
Departure from Mysore

SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER 2017

» Sub Theme VII: Influence of Si on plant growth and development
» CHAIR:  Kazuyuki Inubushi       CO-CHAIR:  Rivka Elbaum

9.00 - 9.30
KEY NOTE LECTURE1:  Silicic acid and silica biology studied in a low-silicon sorghum mutant
Rivka Elbaum
9.30 - 10.00
KEY NOTE LECTURE2:   Effect of silicate amendment on environment and yield in Southeast  Asia
Kazuyuki Inubushi
10.00 - 10.15
The critical silicon dose in seedling root-dip method in acid soils dependent on rice cultivar and soil type
Mayanglambam Homeshwari Devi
10.15 - 10.30
Bioavailability of silicon by silicate solubilizing micro-organisms for increasing yield and quality of sugarcane
More R R 
10.30 - 10.45
Silicification of Cocos nucifera and Phoenix dactylifera
Lux Alexander
10.45 - 11.00
The tropical fodder silicification as influenced by burning: Cases of Andropogon schirensis, Brachiaria falcifera and Hyparrhenia subplumosa from Guinean Benin (Oral communication)
Valentin Kindomihou
11.00 - 11.15
Beneficial effects of Silicon on the growth and biotic stress of Melon (Cucumis melo L.) var. Glamour Sakata
Siti Nordahliawate M Sidique
11.15 - 11.45
TEA BREAK and POSTER PRESENTATION
11.45 - 12.00
Studies on soil silicon status in vertisols and silicon nutrient management in sugarcane
Phonde D B
12.00 - 12.15
Response of Banana to Silicon Nutrition in Typic Ustifluvent Soil
Sriramachandrashekaran M V
12.15 - 12.30
Silicon fertilizers influences on greenhouse gas emission
Zhang Pengbo
12.30 - 13.30
LUNCH BREAK

» PANEL DISCUSSION: FUTURE SCENARIO OF SILICON IN AGRICULTURE
» CHAIR:  Lawrence E Datnoff           CO-CHAIR:  Lux Alexander


13.30 - 14.00
Why is silicon still not used routinely for managing plant health and enhancing plant growth under greenhouse and field conditions?
Lawrence E Datnoff
14.00 -14.08
Future scenarios of silicon in agriculture: An Australian perspective
Bruce Cairns
14.08 - 14.16
Silicon in agriculture: The future
Henk Marten Laane
14.16 - 14.24
Status and prospects of utilization of different silicon sources: An overview of the results from seven international conferences on silicon in agriculture and future thrust
Prakash N B
14.24 - 14.32
Proven performance, economic incentive, and consistent terminology required for long-term grower adoption
Tania Raugewitz
14.32 - 14.40
Silicon in Indian Agriculture: Policy and promotional Issues
Tewatia R K
14.40 - 15.30
GENERAL GROUP DISCUSSION
15.30 - 16.00
TEA BREAK
16.30 - 17.30
VALEDICTORY FUNCTION