Assoc. prof. dr Gražina Žibienė, lect. dr. Aurelija Rudzianskaitė, PhD students Rasa Vismontienė and Jolanta Matikienė from Water and Land Management Faculty, prof. dr. Astrida Miceikienė ir dr. Anastasija Novikova form Faculty of Economics and Management, assoc. prof. dr Jurgita Kulaitienė and assoc. prof. dr Judita Černiauskienė from Faculty of Agronomy, dr. Nijolė Maršalkienė from Faculty of Forest Sciences and Ecology participated on 9th International Scientific Agriculture Symposium ,,AGROSYM2018“ in Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The symposium was organized by the Faculty of Agriculture University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Serbia and CIHEAM-Bari, Italy in collaboration with other 28 organizations, universities and institutions from 18 countries.
During the four-day Symposium (4-7 October 2018), over 1300 contributions were presented to more than 1200 participants representing 85 world countries.
AGROSYM2018 covers the following thematic areas: plant production, plant protection and food safety, organic agriculture, environment protection and natural resources management, animal husbandry, rural development and agro-economy, and forestry and agroforestry.
Participants participated in the section Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Management and presented their posters (G. Žibienė. A. Žibas, V. Mongirdas, L. Kiršanskaitė. POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR REUSING SLUDGE, PRODUCED IN RECIRCULATING AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS and A. Rudzianskaitė. S. Misevičienė. EFFECTS OF CONTROLLED DRAINAGE ON SOIL WATER REGIME AND QUALITY IN LITHUANIA) (J. Matikienė, R. Vismontienė, A. Povilaitis) DENITRIFICATION BIOREACTORS – AN APPROACH FOR REDUCING NITRATE LOADS FROM TILE DRAINAGE WATER. Other researchers participated in the section Rural Development and Agro-Economy and make presentations (A. Novikova, A. Miceikienė, B. Vaznonis INVOLVEMENT OF FARMS IN DEMONSTRATION ACTIVITIES FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PURPOSES: LITHUANIAN CASE STUDY and A. Miceikienė, V. Čiulevičienė, J. Rauluškevičienė ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES EFFECT ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION), also in the section Plant Protection and Food Safety and make presentations (J. Černiauskienė, J. Kulaitienė QUALITY OF TOMATO SAUCE MADE FROM DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF TOMATOES DURING STORAGE and J. Kulaitienė, J. Černiauskienė, E. Jarienė THE BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE SUBSTANCES IN THE DIFFERENT CULTIVARS OF BASIL LEAVES), and presentation (N. Maršalkienė, V. Nikolajeva, V. Marozas, E. Bartkevičius THE ABUNDANCE OF MICROSCOPIC FUNGI IN SOIL OF DIFFERENT TREE STANDS) in the section of Forestry and Agro-Forestry.
AGROSYM is, since nine years, an annual platform for international scientific discussion on agriculture, food, rural development, environment and forestry. AGROSYM represents a good opportunity to exchange ideas, to strengthen existing and to create new academic networks, and to foster dialogue between the academia, public institutions, the private sector and civil society organizations on the recent global and regional trends in the agro-food sector.
Multidisciplinary results reported during AGROSYM were contributed to the dissemination of knowledge and good practices to all actors of the agro-food chain (e.g. farmers, extension agents,
researchers, policy makers) as well as the general public about the importance of agriculture and food science, one of the most important strategic areas of many national research strategies.
The full reviewed articles will be published in the Proceedings of the Symposium.