13th International Conference on

Agriculture & Horticulture

Theme: Recent innovations and implementation of modern technologies in Agriculture

OCM for Agri Series Conferences

Organizing Committee

OCM Member

Shane C. Burgess

Vice President for Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension
The University of Arizona
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Ken’ichi Ohtsubo

Professor
Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences
Japan

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Mohammed Abdul Mohsen Alyafei

Associate Professor
United Arab Emirates University
U.A.E.

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N Varadarajulu Naidu

Director of Researches
Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University
India

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Salah Abdel-Rahman

Professor of molecular genetics
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute
Egypt

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Abbas Amini

Assistant Professor
Western Sydney University
Australia

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João R. Mesquita

Professor
Polytechnic Institute of Viseu
Portugal

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Organizing Committee - Agri 2017

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Shane C. Burgess

Vice President for Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension
The University of Arizona
USA

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Michael Wilkinson

Professor & Chair of Upland Agroecosystems
Aberystwyth University
UK

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Indrajeet Chaubey

Professor and Head, Departments of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Purdue University
USA

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Viktor Balabanov

Professor, Dean of the faculty, Processes and machinery in agribusiness
Russian State Agrarian University
Russian Federation

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Abbas Amini

Assistant Professor
Western Sydney University
Australia

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Shinsuke Agehara

Assistant Professor, Plant Physiology
University of Florida
USA

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Ken’ichi Ohtsubo

Professor
Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences
Japan

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Siphiwe F. Mkhize

Head of Department
KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
South Africa

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Narendra Kumar Gontia

Principal and Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology
Junagadh Agricultural University
India

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Mohd Rasdi Zaini

Associate Professor, Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Malaysia

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N Varadarajulu Naidu

Director of Research
Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University
India

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Harvinder Singh Dhaliwal

Dean, College of Agriculture
Punjab Agricultural University
India

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Organizing Committee - Agri World 2017

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Ilan Chet

Former President
The Hebrew University
Israel

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Byoung Ryong Jeong

Dean
Gyeongsang National University
Korea

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Monique Leclerc

Associate Professor
University of Georgia
United States of America

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Graziano Ghinassi

Researcher
University of Florence
Italy

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Feibo Wu

Professor
Zhejiang University
China

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Yasin Özdemir

Research Scientist
Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute
Turkey

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Laura Rival

Associate Professor
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

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Angela M. Lamptey

Professor
University of Ghana
South Africa

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De Wrachien Daniele

Associate Professor
University of Milan
Italy

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Prashant Kawar

Senior Scientist
ICAR-Directorate of Floricultural Research
India

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Raveendra H. Patil

Senior Scientist (Agronomy)
University of Agricultural Sciences
India

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Organizing Committee - Agri 2016

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Fhatuwani Nixwell Mudau

Professor
University of South Africa
South Africa

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R R Sharma

Senior Scientist
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
India

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Ilan Chet

Emeritus Professor (Wolf and Max Planck Prize Laureate)
Hebrew University
Jerusalem

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Upendra M Sainju

Research Agronomist
United States Department of Agriculture
United States

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Johan van Rooyen

Director
The Standard Bank Center For Agribusiness Development And Leadership
South Africa

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Byoung Ryong Jeong

Dean
Gyeongsang National University
Korea

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Ashok K Patra

Director
ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science
India

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Francis Lewu

Head of Department
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
South Africa

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Leony Halos-Kim

Thematic Director
Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopia

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Shashi Sharma

Professor, Chair & Centre Director
Murdoch University
Australia

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Andreas Gattinger

Head of Climate Research
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Forschungsinstitut für Biologischen Landbau, FiBL)
Switzerland

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Raveendra H. Patil

Senior Scientist (Agronomy)
University of Agricultural Sciences
India

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Mannava Sivakumar

Senior Consultant
World Bank and World Meteorological Organization
Switzerland

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Mohammad Reza Alizadeh

Head and Associate Professor
Rice Research Institute of Iran
Iran

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Kazi Kamrul Islam

Head and Associate Professor
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh

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Sani Yusuf Ahmad

Associate Professor
Ahmadu Bello University
Nigeria

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Sunday Yiseyon Hosu

Lead Researcher and Consultant
Sunclare Consults Limited, Nigeria
South Africa

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Olayinka Ayobami AIYEGORO

Senior Researcher/Project Manager
Agricultural Research Council, Animal Production Institute
South Africa

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Justin K. Urassa

Senior Lecturer
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Tanzania

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Angela M. Lamptey

Lecturer
University of Ghana
Ghana

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Organizing Committee - Plant Science 2017

OCM Member

Grace Chen

Senior Researcher
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USA

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Nurul Islam-Faridi

Associate prof
Southern Institute of Forest Genetics
USA

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Leon Van Rensburg

Professor
University of the Free State
South Africa

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Petronia Carillo

Associate Professor
University of Campania
Italy

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Vanderlan da S. Bolzani

Professor
Sao Paulo State University
Brazil

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Caroline Janitz

Manager Next-Generation Sequencing Facility
Western Sydney University
Australia

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Taoufik Saleh Ksiksi

Associate Professor
UAE University
UAE

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André Luis de Alcantara Guimarães

Prof
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

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Nabil Killiny

Associate Professor
University of Florida
USA

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Alexander Ivlev

Professor
Russian State Agrarian University of K. A. Timiryazev, Moscow
Moscow

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Rajinder Singh

Principal Research Officer
Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Malaysia

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Milan Stankovic

Associate Professor
University of Kragujevac
Republic of Serbia

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Organizing Committee - Plant Science 2016

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Russel J. Reiter

Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center
USA

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Eloy Rodriguez

Professor
Cornell University
USA

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Nigel G. Halford

Professor
Rothamsted Research
UK

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Nurul Faridi

Associate Professor
Southern Institute of Forest Genetics, Texas A&M University
USA

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NASIR S. A. MALIK

Research Plant Physiologist
USDA-ARS
USA

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Alexander Ivlev

Professor
Russian State Agrarian University of K. A. Timiryazev
Moscow

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Kanniah Rajasekaran

Senior Research Biologist
USDA-ARS
USA

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Grace Chen

Senior Researcher
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USA

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Ilan Chet

Professor
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

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Gunnar Wingsle

Professor
Swedish University of Agricultural Science
Sweden

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André Luis de Alcantara Guimarães

Professor
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Brazil

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Igor G. Loskutov

Professor
St-Petersburg State University
Russia

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Rajinder Singh

Principal Research Officer
Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Malaysia

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Milan Stankovic

Associate Professor
University of Kragujevac
Republic of Serbia

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Organizing Committee - Agri-2015

OCM Member

Yuegang Zuo

Director
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
USA

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Nnadozie Oraguzie

Associate Professor
Washington State University
USA

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Waled Elkhoby

Field Crops Research Institute
Rice Research and Training Center (RRTC)
Egypt

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Shyam S Yadav

Advisor
Ministry of Agriculture
Afghanistan

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J S Prasad

Formerly Principal Scientist & Head
Directorate of Rice Research
India

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Raveendra H Patil

Senior Scientist (Agronomy)
University of Agricultural Sciences
India

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Ponnusamy V

Former Dean
Tamil Nadu Agriculutral University
India

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Mahendra P Srivastava

Chairperson
XSGrowth Plant Health Clinic
India

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Awnindra Kumar Singh

Senior Scientist
Central Agricultural Research Institute
India

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Organizing Committee - Plant Genomics Summit 2017

OCM Member

Grace Chen

Research Plant Physiologist
USDA, ARS, WRRC
USA

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Yinghua Huang

Lead Scientist & Research Geneticist
USDA-ARS and Oklahoma State University
USA

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Arron Carter

director of the WSU winter wheat breeding and genetics program
Washington State University
USA

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Kiran Mysore

Professor
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
USA

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John Salmeron

Director, PlantSciences
Precision BioSciences
USA

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Weerachai Phutdhawong

Associate professor
Kasetsart University,
Thailand

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Dragan Skoric

Professor
University of Novi Sad
Serbia

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Shi Ying Yang

Research Officer
University of Adelaide
Australia

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Gad Galili

Professor
Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel

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Raquel Sánchez-Pérez

Associate Professor
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

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Parwinder Kaur

Research Scientist
Centre for Plant Genetics and Breeding (PGB) at the University of Western Australia
Australia

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Meixue Zhou

Associate professor
University of Tasmania
Australia

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Clive Lo

Associate Professor
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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Hao Cheng

Director
of National Center for Tea Improvement, (TRICAAS)
China

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Marina Tucci

scientific researcher in Agricultural Sciences
National Research Council, Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources
Italy

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Luca Dondini

Associate professor
University of di Bologna
Italy

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Organizing Committee - Agri Summit 2016

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Indu Bala Jaganath

Research Specialist (Nutrigenomics)
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute(MARDI)
Malaysia

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Ken’ichi Ohtsubo

Professor
Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University
Japan

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Asgar Ali Warsi

Professor and Director Centre of Excellence for Post-harvest Biotechnology (CEPB)
University of Nottingham
Malaysia

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Rainer Horn

Professor for Soil Science (Chair)
Institute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Christian Albrechts University
Germany

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M Lehmann Maritz

Programme Coordinator: Agricultural Management
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
South Africa

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Indrajeet Chaubey

Professor and Head, Departments of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Purdue University
United States

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Ashwani Kumar Goel

Dean
College of Agri. Engg. & Technology
India

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Benmeziane Farida

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Life
University of El-Tarf
Algeria

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Abbyssinia Mushunje

Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
University of Fort Hare
South Africa

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S. S. Siwach

Director of Research
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University
India

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RR Sharma

Principal Scientist (Hort. Fruit Science) Division of Food Science & Postharvest Technology
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
India

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Yeo Siok Koon

Senior lecturer
Taylor’s University
Malaysia

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Manjree Agarwal

Postdoctoral Fellow
Murdoch University
Australia

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Arun Kumar Pal

Head , Department of Floriculture and Landscaping
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya
India

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Organizing Committee - Agri Engineering 2017

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Vijay P. Singh

Distinguished Professor,Chair in Water Engineering
Texas A&M University
USA

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William D. Batchelor

Professor, Biosystems Engineering Fellow, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Auburn University
USA

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Zacch I. Olorunnipa

Professor
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
USA

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Hsu Jenn-Chung

Retired and Adjunct Professor
National Chung Hsing University
Taiwan

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Yasin Özdemir

Research Scientist
Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute
Turkey

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Dorien DeTombe

Founder and Chair International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China
Sichuan University
Netherlands

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J S Prasad

Formerly Principal Scientist & Head
Directorate of Rice Research
India

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Ugur Cakilcioglu

Associate Professor
Munzur University
Turkey

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Kifle G. Gebremedhin

Professor
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
USA

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Ashwani Kumar Goel

Dean
College of Agri. Engg. & Technology
India

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Osei-Agyeman Yeboah

Professor and director
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
USA

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Hikmet Budak

Professor
Montana State University
USA

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Jack Brown

Professor
University of Idaho
USA

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Benjamin Gray

Professor
North Carolina A&T State University
USA

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Organizing Committee - Soil Science 2017

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Abbas Amini

Professor
Western Sydney University
Australia

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Vladimir I. Andreev

Professor
Moscow State University of Civil Engineering
Russia

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Vijay P. Singh

Distinguished Professor
Texas A and M University
USA

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Kelly Morgan

Professor
University of Florida
USA

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Dedrick Davis

Assistant Professor
Alabama A&M University
USA

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Jack Rechcigl

Center Director
University of Florida
USA

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Fred J Molz

Research Professor & Distinguished Scientist Emeritus
Clemson University
USA

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José María Bodoque del Pozo

Faculty of Environmental Science
University of Castilla-La Mancha
Spain

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Manuel Esteban Lucas Borja

Professor
University of Castilla-La Mancha
Spain

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CAMILLE DUMAT

Professor
Laboratoire de recherche : UMR EcoLab, ENSAT
France

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Cristina Menta

Professor
University of Parma
Italy

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I. Ymeti (Irena)

Research Scientist
University of Twente
Netherlands

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