Greetings and good wishes from the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bengaluru and the International and National organizing committee of the 7th International Conference on Silicon in Agriculture.We are honoured to invite you to participate in the 7th International Conference on Silicon in Agriculture scheduled during 24th -28th, October, 2017, at University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru, India. 

Research on Silicon is nascent however there have been efforts worldwide to unravel the secrecies of Silicon. The international silicon family is almost two decades old.The first gathering of the family was at Lago Mar Resort and Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the United States of America during 1999. It was followed by meetings at Tsuruoka, Japan (2002), Uberlandia, Brazil (2005), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2008), Beijing, China (2011), Stockholm, Sweden (2014) and the 7th International Conference will be hosted at Bengaluru, South India. Each year the silicon family has grown and added to the knowledge and understanding of silicon in agriculture. 

The tentative theme of the Conference is “Silicon Solution to Sustainable Agriculture” , rightly so because research has demonstrated the many beneficial and functional roles of silicon in agriculture. The conference would provide a platform for scientists, policy makers, industries and students to exchange scientific knowledge, share practical experiences, motivate youngsters and prepare road map for furthering the knowledge of silicon for the benefit of mankind.

The conference is being hosted at Bengaluru, popularly known as the silicon city and garden city of India. It is a metropolis with sprawling gardens - Cubbon Park and Lalbagh, edifices of magnificence viz Vidhana Soudha and Vikasa Soudha, the seat of legislature, ISKCON temple and many more. It houses reputed institutes of science and information technology besides several industries. In fact Bengaluru is a miniature India.

Delegates visiting India for the first time can avail the facility of pre and post conference tours. The organizers would be pleased to facilitate the same through a reputed tour organizer.

We at Bengaluru await your presence and assure you of an experience never before.

Organizing Committee
7th International conference on Silicon in Agriculture