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Windsor Convention &
Expo Center

R. Martinho de Mesquita, 129
Bloco 2 - Barra da Tijuca,
Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
CEP: 22620-220
Phone: +55 21 2195-9950

Soil Judging Contest

                                            

Hosted by:
Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ)
Brazilian Soil Science Society (SBCS)

Supported by:
International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)
Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ)
Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM)
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation - Soils (EMBRAPA)

Partners:
Coming soon…

Organizing team:
Fabrício de Araújo Pedron (UFSM, Brazil) – fapedron@ufsm.br
Marcos Gervásio Pereira (UFRRJ, Brazil) – mgervasiopereira01@gmail.com
Ademir Fontana (EMBRAPA, Brazil) – ademir.fontana@embrapa.br
Helena Saraiva Koenow Pinheiro (UFRRJ, Brazil) – lenask@gmail.com
Ricardo Simão Diniz Dalmolin (UFSM, Brazil) – dalmolin@ufsm.br
Alessandro Samuel-Rosa (UFSM, Brazil) – alessandrosamuelrosa@gmail.com
Yuri Gelsleichter (UFRRJ, Brazil) – yuriplanta@gmail.com

Supporting team:
Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos (UFRRJ, Brazil) – lanjos@ufrrj.br
Erika Michéli (Szent István University, Hungary) – micheli.erika@mkk.szie.hu
Cristine Morgan (Texas A&M, USA) – clsmorgan@tamu.edu
Maxine Levin (USDA, USA) – maxine.levin@wdc.usda.gov
John Galbraith (Virginia Tech, USA) – ttcf@vt.edu

Field Crew:
Organizing team, supporting team, and 10 graduate students from UFRRJ (22 people).

Venue:
Campus of the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica, RJ, Brazil, about 80 km north-west of Rio de Janeiro.

Accommodations:
The official hotel will be Tulip Inn Itaguaí, City of Itaguaí, RJ (Rodovia Rio-Santos, km 398. Tel: +55 21 3613-9100 - http://www.tulipinnitaguai.com/pt-br). We advise the participants to book the hotel before end of March 2018. The accommodation costs are not included in the registration and must be paid by the competitors.

Participants:
around 120 - 150 (organizers and competitors).

Participant eligibility:
Full time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled before the contest in 2018.

Team composition:
One coach and four students (undergraduate students are preferred and encouraged).

Number of teams per country:
One team (an extra team may be possible, contact to the organizing team). However, all the teams must be nominated by their National Soil Society.

Entrance fee:
Free.

Registration:
All the students and coaches must be registered for 21WCSS.

Contest Handbook:
Will be available soon at the 21WCSS website from where it can be downloaded.

Awards:
Individual, team event and overall.

Transportation:
The transfer from the hotel to the contest site will be provided.

Food:
Lunches during the contest will be served in the University Restaurant. The cost per lunch is around US $3. The organization team will provide snacks and water during the contest.

Contest equipment:
All the individual equipment needed for soil judging, such as: soil knife, water bottle, color chart, clinometer, etc., must be provided by competitors as only limited number can be supplied by the organizers. No communication-capable devices will be allowed during the contest. More information will be available in the contest handbook.

Team nomination deadline:
Teams must indicate their interest in participating in the competition by 30 March, 2018. Teams will be disqualified if not nominated by their National Soil Society by 30 May, 2018.

Dates:
August 8 (Wed.) – 11 (Sat.), 2018.

Schedule:
Call the organizers if you cannot arrive on Tuesday, August 7th.

Day

Period

Activity

August 7th

Afternoon

Welcome and registration at the contest hotel

 

Evening

Welcome and registration at the contest hotel

Day 1
August 8th

Morning

Opening and Indoor training (UFRRJ)

 

Afternoon

Indoor training (UFRRJ)

 

Evening

Happy hour

Day 2
August 9th

Morning

Field trip (Seropédica/Itaguaí contryside)

 

Afternoon

Field trip (Seropédica/Itaguaí contryside)

 

Evening

Free

Day 3
August 10th

Morning

Field practice (UFRRJ)

 

Afternoon

Field practice (UFRRJ)

 

Evening

Coach’s meeting (UFRRJ)

Day 4
August 11th

Morning

Contest (to be announced)

 

Afternoon

Contest (to be announced)

  Evening

Organization of final results and happy hour

UFRRJ – Campus of the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica, RJ.

More information:
Please, contact by the e-mail:
fapedron@ufsm.br

Hosted by


BRAZILIAN SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY

LATIN AMERICAN SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF SOIL SCIENCE

Supported by

FEDERAL RURAL UNIVERSITY OF
RIO DE JANEIRO
THE BRAZILIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CORPORATION - SOILS
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT
COORDINATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF HIGHER LEVEL EDUCATION

Partners

Coming soon

© 2017 21st WCSS - All rights reserved

Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência do Solo (SBCS)
Departamento de Solos - Edifício Sílvio Brandão, s/n
Cx.P. 231 - Campus da UFV CEP 36570-900 - Viçosa-MG
Fone: +55 31 3899-2471 - sbcs@sbcs.org.br; www.sbcs.org.br