“Plant Nutrition in Sustainable Plant Production”

Seminars in Biotechnology BTEC 591 & BTEC 691

“Plant Nutrition in Sustainable Plant Production

Thursday, November 22, 2018

14:00

MBG Conference Hall

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emin Bülent ERENOĞLU

Çukurova University, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

 

Dr. Erenoğlu received his PhD from Plant Nutrition Institute at Hohenheim University, Stuttgart-Germany in 2002. His PhD was about possible physiological reasons of differential Zn efficiency of cereals. After that he was employed as PostDoc at the same Institute for three years between 2002-2005 and the topic was related to metal uptake transporter proteins located in plasma membranes of cereal cells.  After his first postdoctoral training, he came back to Çukurova University and since then, he is employed at the same university and he shifted his research interest to the best nutrient management practices in plant production. Since January 2016, he is R&D and Education consulter of Toros Agri that is the largest private fertilizer production company in Turkey.

Dr. Erenoğlu has many research papers and a book translation (the book titled “4 Rights Plant Nutrition - Manual for Sustainable Nutrient Management” and published by International Plant Nutrition Institute).   

 

Abstract

 

The challenge to increase food production in an economically applicable way while managing food systems in the ecological perspective is the main aim of sustainable agriculture. Although there are numerous descriptions of sustainable agriculture, most put emphasize on an intense need to meet demands for production uncompromising the natural resources upon which agriculture depends.

Although there are several definitions of sustainability, in general, there is a recognition upon common thought for the attributions that characterize it. Its multi-dimensionality is one of the most important characteristics. It means that sustainability does not cover only one dimension (e.g. social, economical, or environmental) in isolation, but rather all of them at the same time.

Grouping the social, economic or environmental dimensions as capital in five categories, one effective way of interpretation the multiplicity of resources involved in the functioning of agriculture: Natural capital, social capital, human capital, physical capital, and financial capital.

According to effect of agricultural systems on three dimensions of production systems gains described above, their sustainability of can be determined. Agricultural applications and technologies that guide to a flexible growth in natural, social, human, physical, or financial capital can be approved to be sustainable.