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Seminar 483 Soil Degradation: Theory, Evidence and Protection Activities

Keynote speakers:
• Svein Skřien, president of the NJF, Norway
Title of the presentation: Implementation of practical measures to prevent soil erosion and nutrient runnoff from agricultural areas.
• Professor Kristiina Regina, MTT, Findland
Title of the presentation: Soil carbon sequestration constrains in Northern European croplands
* Anna Gałązka, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Poland
Title of the presentation: Application of soil biological and biochemical parameters as indicators of soil health and fertility as influenced by different agrotechnical practices

Time:
The seminar will be held on 23rd September 2015 at the Vėžaičiai branch of Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry from 09.00 until 20.00 followed by dinner. Preliminary registration from 08.30.

Target groups:
Scientists, advisors, farmers, industry and government representatives, students and all other interested parties.

Call for papers and posters:
Proposals for oral presentations and posters relevant to the seminar are welcome.

Oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

Please send a summary of maximum one A4-page according to the NJF standard indicating the preferred communication (poster/oral presentation) directly to jokubauskaite.ieva@gmail.com before August 3, 2015. Authors will receive notification of acceptance by August 24, 2015. The abstracts will be printed and distributed at the arrival to the conference.
We also encourage all participants to present a scientific paper. Selected papers by Seminar Scientific committee will be published in the scientific journals: “Zemdirbyste – Agriculture” (http://www.zemdirbyste-agriculture.lt/) and “Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B – Soil & Plant Science” (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/sagb20/current).

Seminar location:
The seminar takes place at the Vėžaičiai branch of Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, this year celebrating the 80th anniversary in developing the sustainable and environment-friendly agricultural science on acid and eroded soils, analyzing and controlling of soil acidification and erosion process, measuring sustained soil fertility and ecological stability, developing of agricultural and energy crops innovative cultivation technologies.

Accommodation and hotel room reservation has to be made directly with arrangement of seminar organizers. Seminar organizers will organize transport from hotels to seminar venue.

Organizing committee:
Danutė Karčauskienė, LRCAF, Lithuania;
Linas Stabingis, ASU, Lithuania;
Žydrė Kadžiulienė, LRCAF, Lithuania;
Dalia Ambrazaitienė, KU, Lithuania;
Rimantas Vaisvalavičius, ASU, Lithuania;
Kęstutis Armolaitis, LRCAF, Lithuania;
Regina Repšienė, LRCAF, Lithuania;
Virginijus Feiza, LRCAF, Lithuania.

Important deadlines:
Early registration and dissemination of abstracts: August 3, 2015
Submission of scientific papers: August 17, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: August 24, 2015
Closing of registration : September 1, 2015
The participation fee should be paid till 15th of September, 2015.
Invoice will be sent to participants after registration

Seminar fee:
Participation fee
NJF members before 15th of August, 2015 - 250 EUR
NJF members after 15th of August, 2015 - 300 EUR
Others before 15th of August, 2015 - 300 EUR
Others after 15th of August, 2015 - 350 EUR
Students before 15th of August, 2015 - 200 EUR
Students after 15th of August, 2015 - 250 EUR

The Seminar registration fee is not covering the accommodation and travelling expenses. The fee includes participation in the Welcome party and Welcome day excursions, attendance of the Seminar, lunches, coffee breaks, one copy of the Seminar materials and visiting field experiments/ or participating in the Seminar expedition.


Seminar secretary:
Ieva Jokubauskaite, LRCAF Vėžaičiai branch, Gargždų 29, Vėžaičiai, Klaipėda distr., Lithuania.
Phone: +370 46458233
Fax: +370 46458777
E-mail: jokubauskaite.ieva@gmail.com

Monika Vilkienė / Jūratė Aleinikovienė, LRCAF Vėžaičiai branch, Lithuania.
Phone: +370 62264633 / +370 61514709
E-mail: jokubauskaite.ieva@gmail.com / jurate.aleinikoviene@asu.lt

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Name: Seminar 483 Soil Degradation: Theory, Evidence and Protection Activities   Location: Vezaiciai, Lithuania
Organizer: NJF   Slots left: 113
Deadline for registration: 2015-09-22   Fee: 250 EUR (including VAT 0 EUR)
Start: 2015-09-22   End: 2015-09-24

Registration system from:
Din Kurs Sverige AB
www.dinkurs.se

  Contact - organizer:
NJF
c/o RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, SE-750 07  Uppsala
0702684012