The 21-st World Congress of Soil Science, took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 16-th of August 2018. Professor of Agricultural University of Georgia, Director of Michail Sabashvili Institute of Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Melioration, academician Tengiz (Gizo) Urushadze was selected as a Honorary Member of the International Union of Soil Scientists that is unprecedented case in history of Georgian Soil Science. On the congress was attended more than 4 234 delegates from 145 countries from all over the World. This honor was awarded only to 92 scientists since 1924.
Georgian Society of Soil Science, congratulates dedicated scientist, teacher and respected person following recognition, wishes to him health and longevity.
On June 1st 2018, at the Kakha Bendukidze University Campus, Agricultural University of Georgia a student Olympiad was carried out in soil science for students of all regions of Georgia. Continue reading
At the end of April at the eleventh lecture professor Winfried Blum has held visit to “The Lone Earth” eco club. He is emeritus professor from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He is actively cooperating with the president of Georgian Society of Soil Science professor Tengiz Urushadze for decades now.
The guest gave lecture about role of soils in ecosystem services, importance of protection of soils and sustainable land management. The schoolchildren gave lots of questions around many different subjects besides soil science.
On the next meeting of the eco-club was presented world of insects. The presenter was professor from Agricultural University of Georgia, Medea Burjanadze. The presentation caused big interest it lasted unprecedentedly long because of questions and discussions.
Also in March professor Elizbar Elizbarashvili head of Geography Department at Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University talked about climate and mitigation its results in Georgia.
The Lone Earth is continuing its activities during the studying period of schools. The eco club is leaded by teachers from N64 state school of Tbilisi Ekaterine Bazerashvili and Ekaterine Vekua, teachers of geography and biology, respectively.
With initiative of Agricultural University of Georgia, Michail Sabashvili Institute of Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Melioration, Georgian Society of Soil Science (GSSS) and Association of Professional Chemists of Georgia will be held the third Olympiad in Soil Science among schoolchildren in the forth week of April at the Kakha Bendukidze University Campus.
VI-XII grade schoolchildren from state and private schools of Georgia that already have learnt about soils in their program can take part in the event.
Tentative date for the olympiad is Friday, 27th of April, 11:00. Contact information:
Mariam Merabishvili 595 59 56 70
Tengiz Urushadze 599 58 25 41
Ilia Kunchulia 592 40 43 87