Draft programme of the Conference:

31st May From 8 a.m. Registration in the palace of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
9 a.m. Opening of the Conference
9 a.m. - till ~ 4-5 p.m. Keynote speeches and plenary and poster sessions
Social event in the evening
1st June All day field trip to Transdanubium (including visit to the experimental site of the Geographical Institute HAS in Szentgyörgyvár) Field trip will be held in every weather conditions. Please check the weather forecast before your departure (
2nd June

Keynote speeches and plenary and poster sessions till around 4-5 p.m. in the palace of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Closing of the Conference.


More detailed programme of the scientific sessions and the field trip will be announced later.

Authors of selected papers will be offered to publish in a Scopus refereed, Open Access journal.
Extended abstracts submitted after the Conference will be published in an online book. Submission deadline: 30. June 2015.
Guidelines for extended abstracts.

Main topics of the conference:

- Soil science and geomorphology in Conservation Agricultural Systems
- Agroecological research in Conservation Agricultural Systems
- Yields and economy
- Climate change and Conservation Agricultural Systems
- Conservation Agricultural Systems and carbon cycle
- Sustainability assessment of land use and cover change
- Precision Agriculture in Conservation Agricultural Systems
- Organic farming

Invited speakers:

Dr. José Alfonso Gómez:
Sustainablity through use of cover crops in Mediterranean tree
crops such as olives and vines: current knowledge and challenges
Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Córdoba, Spain

Prof. Gerard Govers:
Conservation agriculture: from an end on itself to a means for a
sustainable European agriculture
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Prof. John Quinton

Associate Director for Research
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University, UK

Prof. Márta Birkás:
New challenges in soil tillage – Conservation and climate damage mitigation

Head of Department
Department of Soil Management
Institute of Crop Production Science
Szent István University, Hungary