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14th Nitrogen Workshop, The Netherlands

The 14th Nitrogen Workshop was held in Maastricht, the Netherlands, from 24 to 26 October 2005. The theme of the conference was Nitrogen management in agrosystems in relation to the Water Framework Directive. The conference was organised by the business unit Agrosystems Research of Plant Research International at Wageningen University and Research Centre (Wageningen, the Netherlands) in cooperation with the Conference Office of the University of Maastricht (Maastricht, the Netherlands). More than 220 scientists from 28 different countries and six continents attended the conference. The scientific programme contained three plenary sessions with oral presentations by invited speakers and speakers selected from the abstracts submitted, a poster session, a simultaneous session with working groups on eight specific topics, and excursions to various sites. The themes of the plenary sessions were (i) Efficient nitrogen use from a regional perspective, (ii) Nitrogen management strategies at the farm level and (iii) Management of nitrogen processes at the field level. The proceedings of the conference will be published in 2006 in the form of a report of Plant Research International.

The 15th Nitrogen Workshop will be held in 2007 in Lleida (Spain).

Jacques Neeteson

convenor of the 14th Nitrogen Workshop