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Third pedological days in Slovakia

Slovakian soil scientists organized THIRD PEDOLOGICAL DAYS IN SLOVAKIA (June 22-24th, 2004). This short tradition was reflected in participation head pedological experts of Central European countries (Bohemia, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Slovakia) and representatives of Spain. The meeting scene was historical Westslovakian location – castle of Mojmrovce. Societas pedologica slovaca and Agricultural University Nitra, Department of Soil Science and Pedology were main organizers.

More than 100 participants concentrated their activities to the topics:

Soil degradation and its development in new socio-economic conditions

Soil erosion and other soil physical degradation processes

Contamination, acidification and other features of soil chemical degradation

Degradated soil identification, mapping and possibilities of recultivation and remediation measures.

Third pedological days in Slovakia 2004

Third pedological days in Slovakia 2004

In field excursion were the participants confronted with soils of Hilly Land of Nitra – main soil types – Orthic Luvisols on loess and their eroded subtypes as well as Phaeosols intensively cultivated on alluvium of aitava river. The meeting of soil science experts brought many new findings, scientific confrontation and will help further help in soil science development in Slovakia and neighbouring countries.

Pavel Jambor, PhD.

Societas pedologica slovaca, President

Gagarinova 10, 827 13 Bratislava, Slovakia