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26–28 October 2022 The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Agronomy


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Agronomy, which will take place from 26 to 28 October 2022. The e-conference format is designed to facilitate the dissemination and discussion of advances in agronomy research and innovation in a post-pandemic environment, where travelling is likely to remain a challenge for many of us.

The overarching aim is to contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and developing game-changing solutions that can transform the global food system, as demanded by the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.

In the context of (1) global population growth and climate change; (2) rapidly rising costs and/or the scarcity of inputs such as water, seed, fertilisers, crop protection products; and (3) stagnating or decreasing crop yields in many world regions, the main challenges for the world’s agricultural systems remain the same as those outlined in the Welcome from the Chairs of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Agronomy in 2021. Specifically, agricultural production systems need to simultaneously (i) increase their resource use efficiency to reduce their reliance on limited, non-renewable, and strategic resources (soil, water, nutrients, and energy); (ii) maintain or increase crop yields, quality, and safety; (iii) reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment and biodiversity; and (iv) maintain or improve economic returns for farming communities.

The programme of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Agronomy will include eight special sessions, which focus on important area of agronomy where research and innovation is essential to address the challenges described above (see list of sessions below). In addition to lectures/presentations, we will organize a moderated panel discussions in each session to allow results to be presented and future challenges and research needs to be discussed:
  1. Breeding/Selection Technologies and Strategies (including participatory breeding). Focused on yield, yield stability, resource use efficiency, weed competitiveness, and disease and pest resistance.

  2. Sustainable Soil Management (including recycling organic animal and human waste as fertiliser/soil improvers).
  1. Sustainable Resilient Horticultural Production Systems.
  1. Sustainable and Resilient Arable Farming Systems.
  1. Sustainable Management of Permanent and Rotational Grassland (including semi-natural and natural environments used for grazing).
  1. Sustainable Weed Management.
  1. Precision and Digital Agriculture.
  1. Organic and Regenerative Farming Systems.
While our virtual conference will be a different experience from traditional in-person meetings, it will ensure that we (1) can meet irrespective of the COVID situation, (2) allow access for those who for other reasons are unable to travel, and (3) enable us to have a carbon-neutral event. Your presentation will be accessible to researchers around the world and will be a more inclusive because of the absence of registration fees and travel costs.

We warmly invite our colleagues from across the world to be part of this exciting event.

Carlo Leifert
Chair of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Agronomy
Important Dates:
  • Abstract submission: 1 July 2022
  • Acceptance notification: 29 July 2022
  • Early bird registration: 2 September 2022
  • Covering author registration: 23 September 2022

15–31 October 2022 The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Forests (IECF2022), 15–31 October 2022—Open for Submission


It is a pleasure to announce the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Forests (IECF2022)—Exploring New Discoveries and New Directions in Forests. The conference has been organized by the MDPI open-access journal Forests (impact factor 2.634) and will be held online from 15 to 31 October 2022.

The conference will provide an opportunity to share new ideas, technologies, and innovations in the broad area of forest sciences with the global community of scientists in the field of forestry.

Forests are crucial for the health of our planet, as also highlighted in the recent COP26 meeting, and all stakeholders, beginning with forest scientists, must focus their attention on the overall sustainability of the forestry sector. Alongside timber production, forests provide several fundamental ecosystem services, such as biodiversity conservation, soil protection, recreation, landscape, food supply, and carbon stocking, without forgetting the value in terms of aesthetics, education, spiritualism, art, and identity that forests possess. It is up to us to manage forests in the best possible way, allowing them to continue to carry out all of these crucial roles. The global pandemic has further increased, if possible, the importance of forests, highlighting their relevance to human health.

Taking into account the abovementioned factors, the role of forest research is fundamental, and only through sharing knowledge and competence among the different sectors of forest science will it be possible to achieve the ambitious but crucial goal of Sustainable Forest Management.

Therefore, we invite you to join us with your work and be part of this exciting experience.

The topics of the conference include:

  1. Forest Ecology and Management;
  2. Forest Ecophysiology and Genetics;
  3. Wood Science, Production Chains, Fuelwood and Trade;
  4. Forest Operations and Engineering;
  5. Forest and Urban Forest Sustainability;
  6. Forest Inventory, Quantitative Methods and Remote Sensing;
  7. Forest Wildfires and Other Natural Hazards;
  8. Forest Economics, Policy and Social Science;
  9. Forest Climate Regulation.

For the IECF2022, participation and attendance are FREE of charge. Hopefully, this means it will be an inclusive and sustainable conference due to the lack of taxes, travel costs, or other related expenditures. All you need is a computer and access to the Internet. This online event will bring together researchers from all over the world. However, this conference represents a commitment to a “physical” meeting, which we hope will be held in the very near future.

We warmly invite our colleagues from across the world to actively take part in this important and inspiring event by presenting their latest work.

For more information on IECF, please visit the conference website ( or contact us by email ([email protected]).

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