Title: A New Look at Plant Nitrogen Metabolism and Productivity Potentials:
Steps towards a Second Green Revolution
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Presenter: Dr. Thomas Knight
Global food security is recognized as one of the critical challenges for this century. The world’s population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050; this increase coupled with increasing scarcity of land and water, changing consumption, a growing biofuels industry and other drivers have caused some to predict a need for as much as a doubling of agricultural production. Meeting this projected demand will require new agricultural technologies because current approaches are not sustainable. Many are calling for a Second Green Revolution, which has higher productivity potentials and less environmental impact.