16-18 MAY 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The food, agriculture and livestock sectors throughout the world have the highest profitability of value-added products with low capital investments and minimal labor costs. It is important for its potential to improve prosperity, wealth, and quality of social life.

In the last century, the average yield has increased threefold and as much as 30 fold in some areas of agricultural production. These are the effects of generation, sharing, and implementation of new agricultural developments.

The purpose of this congress, as organized by Namık Kemal University Faculty of Agriculture with the support of Association of Thrace Universities, is to create an international platform where many aspects of the latest agricultural developments and applications will be discussed.

This will be an international Congress, with a scientific committee comprised of scientists from different universities and institutions of Balkan countries. It is expected that the congress will make significant contributions to strengthening the collaborations between scientists working on agriculture in the Balkan countries, increasing the agricultural production potential of the region, and the development of friendships of participants from different countries.

Many academics, government officials, engineers, firms in related industries, and representatives of civil society organizations are expected to attend the Second International Balkan Agriculture Congress.

The Agricultural Faculty of Namık Kemal University and the Association of Thrace Universities, along with the other participating institutions, Trakya University, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Agriculture University – Plovdiv, Democritus University of Thrace, Trakya Agricultural Research Institute, Kırklareli Atatürk Soil and Water Agricultural Meteorology Research Institute, and Tekirdağ Viticulture Research Institute, invite you, as valuable participants of the congress, to our country with the intention that together we will make valuable contributions to science in our countries and the world.

Prof. Dr. Osman ŞİMŞEK

Rector of Namık Kemal University

Congress Topics
Agricultural Biotechnology: Animal Biotechnology, Animal Reproductive Biotechnology, Animal Genetics, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Genetics, Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, Enzyme and Microbial Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Microbial Genetics and Biotechnology

Agricultural Economics: Agricultural Cooperatives, Agricultural Policy, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Finance, Agricultural Extension, Agribusiness Management, Food Economics and Management, Rural Sociology, International Agricultural Trade, Natural Resources and Environmental Economics

Animal Science: Animal Husbandry and Breeding, Feeds and Animal Nutrition, Biometry and Genetics

Biosystem Engineering : Agricultural Machinery, Precision Agriculture, Ergonomics, Engineering Design and Modelling, Renewable Energy, Livestock Technology, Bioenergy and Biofuels, Sustainable agriculture, Agricultural Structures, Irrigation, Drainage and Land Reclamation, Water Management, Irrigation Water Quality and Salinity, Land Consolidation, Hydrology, Climate Change.

Field Crops: Agronomy, Physiology, Genetic, Genomics, Breeding, Seed Technology and Organic Production in Cereals, Edible Legumes, Industrial Crops (oil crops, fiber crops, starch and sugar crops, medicinal and aromatic plants), Forage and Pasture Crops.

Food Engineering: Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Biotechnology, Nutrition Science, Unit Operations, Fermentation Technology, Dairy Technology, Meat Technology, Fruit and Vegetable Technology, Oil and Fat Technology, Cereal Technology

Horticulture: Vegetable Growing, Pomology, Viticulture, Protected Cultivation, Postharvest Physiology, Floriculture, Plant Breeding, Seed Technology, Organic Crop Production, Plant Physiology

Plant Protection: Fungal pathogens, Bacterial Diseases, Plant Viruses, Weed Managements, Plant Diseases Management, Applied Entomology, Pest Control Methods, Pesticide Resistance, Integrated Pest Management, Pesticide Toxicology, Stored Product Pests, Host-Pathogen Interactions

Soil Science and Plant Nutrition: Soil Physics, Soil Fertility and Fertilization,Plant Nutrition, Soil Chemistry, Soil Genesis, Classification and Mapping, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Soil Health and Quality, Geostatistics, Remote Sensing and GIS, Soil and Water Pollution, Soil and Water Conservation

Important Dates
Deadline for abstract submission: October 14, 2016
Announcement of the accepted abstracts for oral or poster presentation: December 31, 2016
Deadline for early registration and payment for 2nd International Balkan Agricultural Congress: February15, 2017
Announcement of the Congress Programme: March 15, 2017
Deadline for full paper submission of accepted oral presentations: March 31, 2017
Deadline for late registration and payment for 2nd International Balkan Agricultural Congress: May 12, 2017
Beginning of the Congress: May 16, 2017
Beginning of Tours: May 19, 2017



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