1st International Conference of Soil and Agriculture (ICSA) 2024

Hot topics & sessions to be explored

Within the dynamic field of soil science, several key environmental issues are emerging as critical focal points. These topics reflect the evolving landscape of soil research, and they invite conference presenters to share their insights and findings. It’s important to note that these topics are not limitations but rather exciting areas that hold immense potential for driving innovation and progress in soil science. Presenters are encouraged to explore and contribute to these critical conversations:

Peatlands Rewetting: Peatlands, vital ecosystems for carbon sequestration, are facing challenges due to drainage and degradation. Innovative techniques to restore and rewet peatlands offer a promising path to mitigate their environmental impact.

N2O Emissions from Agriculture: The reduction of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from agricultural activities is a pressing concern. Strategies aimed at minimizing these emissions, such as optimizing fertilizer use and adopting precision agriculture, hold the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas contributions.

Climate Change Soil Consequences: Climate change’s far-reaching impacts on soil quality, fertility, and erosion are a focal point. Understanding and addressing these consequences are essential for developing resilient and sustainable agricultural systems.

Overcoming the Limitations of Soil Carbon Sequestration: Soil carbon sequestration is a key player in climate change mitigation. Not only organic but also inorganic carbon sequestration and regenerative farming practices, offer solutions to offset anthropogenic CO2 emission.

At ICSA 2024, we encourage our guests to dive into these emerging subjects – the key environmental issues, which are not just current challenges but stepping stones toward a more sustainable and resilient future. Our aim is to facilitate in-depth discussions, share knowledge, and foster collaborations, transcending traditional boundaries and embracing the multifaceted challenges and opportunities that soil science presents.

  • Session A - Soil Health and Fertility

    ploughed field

    Explore the intricate world of soil science, focusing on factors that significantly impact soil health and fertility. In this session, we delve into the science behind soil microbiology and ecology, nutrient management, erosion prevention, and pollution remediation. Discover the fundamental role of soil in agriculture and the environment.


    • Soil Microbiology and Ecology
    • Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
    • Soil Erosion and Conservation
    • Soil Pollution and Remediation
  • Session B - Crop Sciences and Agronomy

    a small machine on wheels on rapeseed field

    This session is a deep dive into the realm of crop sciences and agronomy, where we explore the genetic foundations of crops and cutting-edge technologies that enhance crop productivity. We discuss strategies for managing crop diseases and pests, as well as understanding agroecosystem resilience in an ever-changing environment.


    • Crop Physiology and Genetics
    • Precision Agriculture and Agrotechnology
    • Crop Disease and Pest Management
    • Agroecosystems Resilience
  • Session C - Sustainable Development and Climate Changes

    a small stream in a forest

    Sustainability takes the spotlight in this session, where we delve into agricultural and environmental practices that promote sustainability and ecosystem health. Topics include organic farming principles, innovative water management techniques, climate-smart agriculture, and regenerative farming approaches, as well as climate changes adaptation and mitigation.


    • Organic Farming and Agroecology
    • Water Management in Agriculture
    • Climate-Smart Agriculture
    • Climate Changes Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Session D - Soil and Plant Interaction

    water sprinklers on a field

    This session focuses on the dynamic relationship between soil and plants, essential for agricultural success. Explore the complex world of the rhizosphere, uncover the effects of plant-soil interactions, and delve into the intricate web of relationships among soil, plants, and microbes. Additionally, we examine emerging soil biotechnologies.


    • Rhizosphere Ecology
    • Plant-Soil Interactions
    • Soil-Plant-Microbe Interplay
    • Soil Biotechnology
  • Session E - Soil Analysis and Modelling

    a heap of soil on a field

    Precision soil testing and analysis are vital for informed decision-making in agriculture. This session highlights advanced techniques such as geospatial technology and remote sensing for real-time monitoring of soil conditions. We discuss soil information systems, modelling approaches, and the latest innovations in soil analysis.


    • Geospatial Technology in Environmental Management
    • Remote Sensing Applications
    • Soil Information Systems and Modelling
    • Innovations in Soil Testing and Analysis
  • Session F - Soil and Agriculture Policy and Economics

    a leafy green plant densly growing in rows on a field

    Soil and agriculture go beyond science, delving into policy and economics. In this session, we explore policies shaping agricultural practices, examine the economic aspects of agriculture, and analyse land use policies. We also discuss agribusiness trends, providing insights into the dynamic world of agriculture economics.


    • Agricultural Policy and Sustainability
    • Economic Analysis of Agriculture Practices
    • Land Use and Soil Resource Polices
    • Agribusiness and Market Trends