January 2025

23rd & 24th

To be organised during January 23-24, 2025

Organized by

Centre of Excellence on Soil & Water Management Research Testing and Training Centre Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh (Gujarat), India.

Sponsored By

KeyNote Speakers

Dr. Vijay P. Singh

Distinguished Professor and Regents Professor, Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. S. N. Jha

Deputy Director General (Agril. Engg.)
Indian Council of Agricultural Research,
New Delhi

Dr. Biswajeet Pradhan

Distinguished Professor and Director, CAMGIS, Faculty of Engineering and IT, UTS, Sydney, Australia

Dr. Zhenglin Wang

Lecturer - ICT, CQ University, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Mahendar Thudi

Research Professional, Fort Valley State University, Georgia, USA

Mr. Praveen Sharma

Founder, Flora Consult, Pune

Themes of the Conference

  • Precise irrigation and fertigation management and water conservation with integration of IoT devices and sensors for real-time monitoring of soil moisture levels
  • Utilization of hydrological modeling to improve water management strategies, particularly in the context of climate change.
  • Deployment of drones for aerial soil and water analysis, providing valuable insights for optimized irrigation practices.
  • Implementation of remote sensing technologies and satellite imagery for real-time monitoring of soil water management and crop health.
  • Emerging Challenges and solutions for irrigation, drainage and water conservation in light of climate change
  • Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in watershed management
  • Development of advanced soil and water conservation measures, including modeling soil erosion processes through various AI-driven decision support systems.
  • Integration of wastewater for irrigation to alleviate pressure on freshwater resources, policy and governance for integrated water resource management

  • Future trends in farm machinery and power systems including GPS-guided tractors, drones, and sensors, to optimize field-level management with precise sowing, weeding, planting, and harvesting.
  • Implementation of automation and AI for sustainable agriculture practices aimed at minimizing soil disturbance and resource consumption.
  • Precision farm machinery approaches to refine precision farming techniques, ensuring precise application of inputs and minimizing the ecological footprint and ergonomics.
  • Integration of data analytics and artificial intelligence in farm machinery to enhance decision-making, allowing farmers to adapt practices based on real-time insights.
  • Embracing renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and biomass to reduce the carbon footprint associated with conventional energy use, leading to a more resilient and self-sufficient agricultural system.

  • Integration of precision sorting and grading equipment to enhance the quality of harvested produce, ensuring consistency and uniformity.
  • Implementation of intelligent processing machinery that minimizes energy consumption while efficiently handling the processing of agricultural products.
  • Utilization of state-of-the-art packaging equipment designed to extend the shelf life of produce, maintaining freshness and quality.
  • Application of precision engineering for the development of value-added products, optimizing formulations and processes for nutritional content, taste, and overall quality.
  • Deployment of IoT devices and sensors in storage facilities to monitor temperature, humidity, and gas levels, enabling real-time adjustments to storage conditions and minimizing spoilage.
  • Utilization of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to assess the quality of harvested produce, aiding in decision-making processes related to sorting and grading.
  • Employment of precision-controlled systems for dehydration and preservation processes, effectively extending the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.
  • Implementation of precision agriculture for real-time inventory tracking, utilizing blockchain and RFID technologies for traceability throughout the supply chain, ensuring transparency and accountability.

  • Genetic engineering and breeding techniques for the development of high-yielding, drought-resistant, and disease-resistant crop varieties, ensuring food security amidst changing environmental conditions.
  • Improved seed technology and agronomical practices such as conservation tillage, cover cropping, and crop rotation optimize yields, improve soil health, conserve water, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Adoption of more targeted and efficient pest control approaches, including the use of beneficial insects, microorganisms, and biopesticides, as well as integrated disease pest management strategies, reduces reliance on chemical pesticides and promotes environmentally friendly and sustainable pest control practices.
  • Advancements in diagnostic tools, including molecular techniques, sensors, and imaging technologies, enable accurate and rapid detection of plant diseases, facilitating timely interventions and reducing crop losses.
  • Advance tools and techniques to analyze market trends, demand patterns, and pricing dynamics, enabling informed decision-making and enhancing market competitiveness for farmers and agricultural stakeholders

  • Utilization of advanced sensing and monitoring technologies to assess soil health parameters such as nutrient levels, organic matter content, and microbial activity, enabling real-time decision-making in agriculture.
  • Implementation of modern soil testing methods and strategies aimed at enhancing nutrient use efficiency, including the use of slow-release fertilizers, foliar applications, and nutrient management planning, to minimize excess nutrient runoff and losses.
  • Incorporation of practices to enhance soil organic carbon levels, including organic and natural farming practices that prioritize soil health, biodiversity, and reduced reliance on synthetic inputs.
  • Implementation of educational programs and extension services to empower farmers with knowledge about sustainable soil and nutrient management practices, promoting adoption and continuous improvement in agricultural practices.
  • Integration of bio fertilizers and organic amendments to enhance nutrient availability, soil structure, and overall soil health, promoting sustainable soil management.
  • Employment of machine learning models for predictive soil health assessment, aiding in proactive decision-making and optimizing soil management practices for improved agricultural productivity and sustainability.

  • Development of crop varieties for specific horticultural conditions, enhancing resistance to climate, diseases, improving yield, and enhancing nutritional profiles for healthier produce.
  • Implementation of AI-driven climate control systems in greenhouses, incorporating AI-powered sensors and monitoring systems for real-time data collection on environmental factors, soil health, and crop status. This enables precise adjustments to irrigation, fertilization, and pest control, optimizing growth conditions. Advances in protected cultivation.
  • Adoption of vertical farming and controlled-environment agriculture techniques such as hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics to maximize space utilization and resource efficiency, ensuring sustainable horticulture production.
  • Advancements in Pomology (fruit cultivation), Olericulture (vegetable cultivation), and Floriculture (flower cultivation) for sustainable horticulture production, incorporating innovative practices and technologies to improve productivity and environmental sustainability.
  • Implementation of AI-enhanced value chain management systems to track horticultural products from farm to consumer, facilitating informed decisions regarding production planning, resource allocation, and risk management throughout the supply chain.

Call for Paper

The soft copy of the abstracts/ full length papers should be sent through Email id: coeswm@jau.in


The abstract of unpublished research work should be in English using MS word (Single space; Font Times New Roman; Font size- 12) and should not exceed 350 words. It must contain title of the paper, name(s) of author(s) followed by their affiliation, e-mail of corresponding author and keywords. The name of presenting author should be underlined.

Full Length Paper

Full length paper must be original, ethical, with key burning issue, less than 15% plagiarism, unpublished, English languages, MS Word, Times New Roman, 12 Fonts with single line spacing and with Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, conclusion and references (not exceeding 6000-7000 words).


Type of Delegates Early Birds
(Upto 15/11/2024)
Late Registration Spot Registration
Students INR 2500/- INR 3500/- INR 4500/-
JRF/SRF/RA/YP-I & II & Equivalent INR 4500/- INR 5500/- INR 6500/-
Faculty/Scientists/Delegates/Working Professionals INR 7500/- INR 8500/- INR 9500/-
Industry/Corporate/NGO Professionals INR 15000/- INR 15000/- INR 15000/-
Accompanying Person INR 2000/- INR 2000/- INR 2000/-
Foreign Delegates USD 200 USD 250 USD 300

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Discover essential dates for the upcoming seminar.

Last Date for Receipt of Abstract August 31, 2024
Notification of Acceptance September 10, 2024
Last Date for Receipt of Full Paper October 15, 2024
Last Date for Receipt of Registration Form November 15, 2024
Conference Dates January 23-24, 2025

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The registration form can be filled online through https://ictpairs.in. Payment of the registration fee can be made on-line in the following account details or scanning QR code given below.

Name of Current Account Convener, WMCSA
Name of the Bank SBI, JAU Campus Branch, Motibaugh, Junagadh, 362001 (Gujarat) India
Current A/C No 34415380738
IFSC Code SBIN0010980
MICR Code 362002007

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Journal /Book Publishing Charges
Conference Book with ISBN Accepted Full length papers will be published as book chapter in conference proceedings with ISBN by a reputed publisher. Book Chapters Publication Charges are included with registration fee.
Plant Archives Accepted full length papers will be published in special issue of plant archives an International Journal upon payment of Publication Charges.
NAAS Rating -5.59 (2024) ISSN:0972-5210.
Open Access, Indexing and Peer Review Journal
₹ 2500/- * Per Paper


The conference invites a vibrant mix of attendees, spanning scientists, researchers, educators, students, government officials, innovative farmers, and budding entrepreneurs across the globe from Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture, Forestry, Agri Business Management and other allied sectors, fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas and expertise.

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Organizing Secretary

Dr G. V. Prajapati

Research Scientist (Agril. Engg.)
Centre of Excellence on Soil and Water Management
Research Testing and Training Centre (RTTC), JAU, Junagadh. coeswm@jau.in | www.ictpairs.in

Co-Organizing Secretary

Dr P. A. Pandya

Assistant Research Scientist,
Centre of Excellence on Soil and Water Management
Research Testing and Training Centre (RTTC), JAU, Junagadh. coeswm@jau.in | www.ictpairs.in

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