„Hot, dusty, loud, but very good“ (Juliane Hirte, 20.7.22). Because only soil scientists enjoy this kind of activity at these temperatures. Shout out to our MaxRoot-C sampling tour team from Thünen and Agroscope.
The sampling campaign of MaxRoot-C starts now! We will determine roots biomasse of 10 winter wheat varieties across Europe. Our first stop will be in Szekkutas, Hungary, where both sampling teams, Thünen and Agroscope, will meet to guarantuee a harmonized sampling approach.
MaxRoot-C and MixRoot-C scientists at the EJP SOIL General Meeting in Palermo.
The first root samples have been taken for the MaxRoot-C project.
We have 15 different winter wheat varieties growing in 11 different countries all across Europe. We want to optimize the variety selection towards increased root biomass while not compromising yield and yield stability. For this, Juliane Hirte from Agroscope went to one of these winter wheat trial sites in Spain to collect roots during anthesis in mid May. The aim is to quantify arbuscular mycorrhizal abundance in order to estimate the genotypic variability in root C allocation for selected varieties as part of an in depth study.
7 June 2022, Palermo, Italy and online
The General Meeting aims to bring EJP SOIL partners together to continue building the EJP SOIL community, to exchange information about the progress in the second year of EJP SOIL and to present the plans for the third year of the EJP SOIL. Sharing outcomes & plans and discuss “lessons learned” are key objectives of the EJP SOIL General Meeting, for which this will be the 3rd edition in this year 2022.
The General Meeting is an internal EJP SOIL Consortium event. The face-to-face meeting is primarily open to Consortium partner’s members belonging to groups such as the Coordination team, the Executive Committee, the National Coordinators, the National Communication Representatives, the Board of Programme Managers, the Task Leaders, the Project Coordinators from the first and second internal calls, the Ethics Board, the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board and of the Strategic Committee. The EC Steering Group/REA is also invited to participate and present at the General Meeting. The General Meeting will be held on the Campus of the University of Palermo, Italy.
An online version of the General Meeting is also available to members of the Strategic Committee and of the Advisory Board, as well as other interested EJP SOIL Consortium partners.
The General Meeting will be taking place back to back with the EJP SOIL Annual Science Days.