INVITATION

Seeds are a fast-growing sector of agriculture, with a trade volume of $50 billion. In recent years, those involved in the seed sector have sought to have technical and commercial facilities capable of quality production, breeding new varieties and production in different regions of the world.

The “Seed Congresses”, which have been organised in Turkey on a national level seven times since 2002, will be held on an international level from 2024 onwards.

Today, seed is not just an agricultural input, but a high-value, technology-enabled product of strategic importance for sustainable food production. For this reason, it is intended to address the issues of marketing, sales, branding and foreign trade, as well as production technologies and methods, with the contributions of the stakeholders in the sector.


Given the fact that the presentation of academic studies alone will not suffice, it has been deemed appropriate for our congress to create a platform where the future of the sector can also be discussed, and a platform that will provide opportunities for the establishment of cooperation between all stakeholders. With this in mind, our congress will include invited speakers who are experts in their field, trade desks, exhibition stands, company and association promotions, panel discussions and conferences on current issues.

Your participation is valuable in achieving this common goal. As a stakeholder in the seed sector, we would be delighted to have you join us.

Kind regards,

Topics:
Our congress covers all plant propagation materials such as seeds, saplings, seedlings, tuber crops, bulbs, production and storage technologies, etc. in the area of field crops, horticultural crops and ornamentals. Oral and poster presentations will be accepted on the main topics listed below.

Seed production and Technologies
Biotechnology in Seed Production
Plant Breeding
Seed Diseases and Pests
Seed Trade

Date:
9-12 December 2024

Place:
Granda Luxury Belek Antalya / Türkiye

Congress Language:
English

Website:
Visit tohumkongresi2024.com for all the latest information on the congress.

Hacı Ömer GÜLER
Turkish Seed Union

Prof. Dr. Hayrettin KENDİR
Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture

VIII. International Seed Congress

COMMITTEES

HONORARY BOARD

Prof. Dr. Necdet ÜNÜVAR | Rector of Ankara University
Savaş AKCAN | Vice-Chairman of the Board, Turkish Seed Union

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Ahmet ÇOLAK | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Ahmet Latif TEK | Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies
Ahmet YILMAZ | Turkish Seed Union
Alper ŞAHİN | Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Plant Production
Arzu ÇELİK OĞUZ | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Berk BENLİOĞLU | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Cansu TELCİ KAHRAMANOĞULLARI | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Cengiz BUDAN | Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Plant Production
Cengiz SANCAK | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Eren ÖZDEN | Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University
Ersel TEKİN | Seed Breeders Sub-Union
Ersin DİLBER | General Directorate of Food and Control
Gamze ÇAKIRER SEYREK | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Gülay ÇALIŞKAN | Turkish Seed Union
Güray AKDOĞAN | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Hamit AYANOĞLU | Sub-Union of Seed Industrialists and Producers
Handan BÜYÜKDEMİRCİ | Sub-Union of Sapling Manufacturers
Hasan DEVECİOĞLU | Sub-Union of Seedling Growing
Hatice ÜNAL | Sub-Union of Ornamental Plants Producers
Hayrettin KENDİR | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
İbrahim DEMİR | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
İsmail Hakkı BÜCÜK | Sub-Union of Seed Distributors
Kadir TERZİOĞLU | Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies
Kenan YALVAÇ | Turkish Seed Industries Association
Lütfiye ERŞAHİN | Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies
Melahat AVCI BİRSİN | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Metin TÜRKER | General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies
Muhteşem TORUN | Turkish Seed Union
Muzaffer IŞIK | Sub-Union of Plant Breeders
Nedim ÇETİNKAYA | Ege University Application and Research Center of Seed Technology
Nilüfer KOÇAK ŞAHİN | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Saime ÜNVER İKİNCİKARAKAYA | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Selami YAZAR | Sub-Union of Plant Breeders
Selen AKAN | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Sezgin KARADENİZ | Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Plant Production
Sıtkı ERMİŞ | Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Agriculture
Sibel DAY | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Şakir BERKTAŞ | Tohumluk Tescil ve Sertifikasyon Merkez Müdürlüğü
Uğur ÖZKAN | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Yasin ÖZGEN | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture

SECRETARIAT

Dr. Muhteşem TORUN | Secretary General of Turkish Seed Union
Doç. Dr. Sibel DAY | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Ali ÜSTÜN | Safgen Seed
Ahmet BALKAYA | Ondokuzmayıs University Faculty of Agriculture
Ahmet KORKMAZ | Sütçü İmam University Faculty of Agriculture
Ahmet Latif TEK | Ömer Halisdemir University Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies
A. Naci ONUS | Akdeniz University Faculty of Agriculture
Atilla AŞKIN | European University of Lefke Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies
Aziz KARAKAYA | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Ahmet BAYANER | Akdeniz University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Alemeyahu TERESSA | "Research Officer/Laboratory Supervisor, Feed and Forage Development Program, International Livestock Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia"
Andreas BORNER | Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany
Bülent UZUN | Akdeniz University Faculty of Agriculture
Bahattin TANYOLAÇ | Ege University Faculty of Engineering
Bülent ÇAKMAK | Ege University Faculty of Agriculture
Cengiz SANCAK | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Cengiz SAYIN | Akdeniz University Faculty of Agriculture
Seid MUHİE | Wollo University College of Agriculture Department of plant science / Ethiopia
Emin DÖNMEZ | Hektaş Tarım Company
Ercan CEYHAN | Selçuk University Faculty of Agriculture
Esra AKÇELİK | General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies
Ertan YILDIRIM | Atatürk University Faculty of Agriculture
Ebrima S. NJİE | School of Agric and Environmentla.Sciences University of The Gambia / Gambia
Erdoğan GÜNEŞ | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Eren ÖZDEN | Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University
Fazilet N. ALAYUNT | Ege University Faculty of Agriculture
Gönül CÖMERTPAY | Eastern Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute
GF Richard VISSER | Wageningen University, Netherland
Hakan ÖZKAN | Çukurova University Faculty of Agriculture
Hans Jörg JACOBSEN | Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany
Hasan FARAHBAHS | Kerman University IRAN
Hans Joachim BRAUN | CIMMYT
Hasan ÇELİK | Retired Faculty Member
Hülya İLBİ | Ege University Faculty of Agriculture
Hatice DUMANOĞLU | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
İbrahim DEMİR | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
İbrahim DUMAN | Ege University Faculty of Agriculture
Kenan YALVAÇ | Turkish Seed Industries Association
Kazım MAVİ | Mustafa Kemal University Faculty of Agriculture
Kubilay Kurtuluş BAŞTAŞ | Selçuk University Faculty of Agriculture
Rishi Kumar BEHL | MMDU, Mullana, Haryana, Indıa
Levent ARIN | Namık Kemal University Faculty of Agriculture
Mehmet Emin ÇALIŞKAN | Ömer Halisdemir University Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies
Muharrem KAYA | Isparta University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Agriculture
Mehmet KARACA | Akdeniz University Faculty of Agriculture
Mustafa YILDIRIM | Sütçü İmam University Faculty of Agriculture
Melehat Avcı BİESİN | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Mesut KESER | ICARDA
Mohammed HASSANZADEH | Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources / Iran
Namuk ERGÜN | Field Crops Central Research Institute
Nihal KAYAN | Osman Gazi University Faculty of Agriculture
Rüştü HATİPOĞLU | Kırşehir Ahi Evran University Faculty of Agriculture
Taner AKAR | Akdeniz University Faculty of Agriculture
Yalçın KAYA | Trakya University Faculty of Engineering
Necmi BEŞER | Trakya University Faculty of Engineering
Sami DOĞANLAR | Izmir Institute of Technology
Seydi Ahmet BAĞCI | Selçuk University Sarayönü Vocational School
Mevlüt EMEKÇİ | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Mustafa GÜMÜŞ | Ege University Faculty of Agriculture
Mahmut TÖR | University of Worcester, UK
Metin GÜNER | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Osman EREKUL | Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Agriculture
Özkan SİVRİTEPE | Retired Faculty Member
Özer ELİBÜYÜK | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
ÖZER ÇALIŞ | Akdeniz University Faculty of Agriculture
Ruhsar YANMAZ | Retired Faculty Member
Ramwant GUPTA | Botany, DDU University Gorakhpur / India
R.K. VARSHNEY | Murdoch Üniversity, Australia
Saime Ünver İKİNCİKARAKAYA | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Selim AYTAÇ | Ondokuzmayıs University Faculty of Agriculture
Sıtkı ERMİŞ | Osmangazi University Faculty of Agriculture
Sibel DAY | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Sürendra BARPETE | CIMMYT
Soner KAZAZ | Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Shaun CLARE | Washington State University (ABD)
Şebnem ELLİALTIOĞLU | Retired Faculty Member
Vedat CEYHAN | Ondokuzmayıs University Faculty of Agriculture

ABOUT US

INTERNATIONAL SEED CONGRESS 2024

The first Seed Congress in Turkey was held in 2002. To date, it has been organised 7 times nationally in different locations by different universities. The last two congresses were organised with international participation.

The Turkish Seed Union (TÜRKTOB), founded in 2008, has participated and contributed to these congresses since its establishment.

The congress, which will be held for the eighth time this year, will be organised internationally. The congress, co-organised by TÜRKTOB and Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture, will be held in Antalya on 9-12 December 2024.

Recognising that the presentation of academic studies will not suffice, it was considered appropriate for the Congress to provide a platform to discuss the future of the seed sector and to create an opportunity for cooperation between all stakeholders. With this in mind, the Congress will include invited speakers who are experts in their field, trade desks, stands, company and association presentations, panels and conferences on current issues.

Our congress covers all plant propagation materials such as seeds, saplings, seedlings, tuber crops, bulbs, production and storage technologies, etc. in the area of field crops, horticultural crops and ornamentals.

The main objectives have always been to develop the content of the congresses and to increase international participation.

HISTORY

BRIEF HISTORY OF TURKEY SEED CONGRESSES

Looking at the history of seed congresses in Turkey, the calendar goes back 22 years to 2002. Organised by the Seed Technology Application and Research Centre (TOTEM) of Ege University and the Faculty of Agriculture of the same university, the 1st Turkish Seed Congress was held on 11-13 September 2002 at the campus of the Faculty of Agriculture of Ege University in Izmir with the participation of about 200 people. Academics from the agricultural faculties of 4 universities outside the Aegean region, managers from public institutions, especially the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and representatives of the private sector attended the congress.

The Congress featured a total of 48 oral and poster presentations under the main headings of Seed Policies, Variety Registration and Certification System in Turkey, Expected Developments in EU Harmonisation, Seed and Quarantine in the EU Harmonisation Process, The Role of the Private Sector in Seed Production in Turkey, Restructuring of the Sector, Biodiversity, Biosafety, Biotechnology and Changes in Variety Development Strategies, University Education in Seed Production.

3 years later, the Faculty of Agriculture of Çukurova University will host the 2nd Turkish Seed Congress in Adana on 9-11 November 2005. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK) and Ege University Application and Research Centre of Seed Technology (TOTEM) were among the stakeholder institutions of the Congress. Academics and researchers from the Faculties of Agriculture of 8 universities other than Çukurova are taking part in the Congress, and research institutes affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs also showed great interest. Around 150 people attended the congress, which was co-sponsored by 15 private sector organisations. A total of 82 papers and posters were presented at the congress, including various scientific studies in each agricultural product group, as well as basic topics such as What Should Our New Seed Strategies Be in the Face of Rapidly Changing Food Consumption, General Evaluation of Vegetable Seed Cultivation in Turkey, Recruiting Unemployed Agricultural Engineers to the Seed Cultivation Sector, Problems in Seed Marketing and Proposed Solutions.

On 25-28 June, as the calendars showed 2008, the 3rd Turkish Seed Congress gathered the stakeholders of the seed sector in Nevşehir.

Following the Aegean, Southeast Anatolia and Central Anatolia regions, it was now the turn of the Black Sea region. The 4th Turkish Seed Congress, held between 14-17 June 2011, was organised by Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Agriculture. Turkish Seed Union (TÜRKTOB), established on 15 November 2008, has been contributing to and participating in this first Seed Congress since its establishment.

Variety Breeding, Seed Production and Technology, Seed Physiology, Seed Quality, Seed Biology, Seed Control and Certification, Plant Protection Problems in Seeds, Organic Seed Production, Biotechnology in Seed Production, Simulation Models in Seed Production, Seed Processing, Storage and Marketing, Seed Legislation, Policies and Practices were the main topics of the Congress.

Organised for the 5th time in cooperation with Dicle University Faculty of Agriculture, Turkish Seed Union (TÜRKTOB), Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Turkish Seed Industry Association (TÜRKTED), Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK), Turkish Patent Office, GAP Regional Development Administration, Karacadağ Development Agency, the congress has gained an international dimension.

The 5th Turkish Seed Congress and Sectoral Business Forum with international participation brought the sector together in Diyarbakır on 19-23 October 2014. 220 papers and presentations were presented at the congress with 300 participants, including 45 from Australia, the Netherlands and the Turkic Republics.

The 6th Turkish Seed Congress with International Participation is organised by the Turkish Seed Union (TÜRKTOB) and hosted by Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies at Niğde Şehit Ömer Halisdemir Congress and Culture Centre between 10-13 September 2018.

About 150 papers were presented at the congress, which was supported at every stage by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and related organisations. The congress was attended by around 400 participants, with 22 senior academics from 15 universities in Türkiye and 6 senior academics from 5 universities in the USA, Japan, Germany, Denmark, Iran, Hungary and Pakistan serving on the scientific committee and academics from the same institutions presenting papers.

The 7th Turkish Seed Congress with International Participation, organised by TÜRKTOB and Iğdır University Faculty of Agriculture, was held online on 15-17 November 2021 due to the global pandemic.

Seed Technology, Seed Biotechnology, Seed Breeding, Seed Pathology, Seed Technology, Seed Biotechnology, Seed Biotechnology, Seed Breeding, Seed Pathology were the main topics of the congress where 55 topics were evaluated with 9 sessions and 70 speakers. 6 international speakers from USA, Germany and England participated in the congress.

All sessions of the congress are available on TÜRKTOB's YouTube page (@turkiyetohumcularbirligi).

Click here for the invitation letter for the 8th International Seed Congress to be held in Antalya on 9-12 December 2024 in cooperation with the Turkish Seed Union (TÜRKTOB) and Ankara University.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Congress Date and Venue

The conference will be held in Antalya between 09 and 12 December 2024.

Congress Language

The congress language is English.

Congress Name Badges

Congress name badges must be worn in all sessions, social events and trade stand area. Participants who have completed the congress registration process will be able to receive their pre-prepared badges together with other documents without waiting during registration. In on-site registrations, participants will be able to receive their badges after completing the registration process and proceed to the relevant unit.

Invitation Letter

An invitation letter will be provided to all registered participants upon request. The purpose of this letter is to facilitate the participant in obtaining permission from their institution.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be issued to all registered delegates who attend the Congress. Certificates will be issued from the 3rd day of the Congress.

Congress Website

In order to keep you up to date with all the information about the congress, the website tohum@figur.net has been launched.

Topics

Our congress covers all plant propagation materials such as seeds, saplings, seedlings, tuber crops, bulbs, production and storage technologies, etc. in the area of field crops, horticultural crops and ornamentals. Oral and poster presentations will be accepted on the main topics listed below.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION



ABSTRACT

An abstract is a single paragraph, without subheadings, indentation or references. It should be an explicit summary of your presentation that states the problem, the objectives, the methods used, and the major results and conclusions. It should be single-spaced in 11-point Times New Roman. Do not include bullets/lists or references in the abstract. If there is a need to cite references, please provide the sources in brackets. Use only the SI units. Use a negative exponent (e.g. g-1) and do not indicate units as divisions (e.g. kg/m3). Chemical formulae should be written in standard form such as “CaCO3”, not as “CaCO3”. Use a zero before decimal points such as “0.45,” not “.45.” The first part of your abstract should state the problem or issue you set out to solve and explain your rationale for pursuing the research. The purpose of your study is to solve this problem and/or add to your discipline’s understanding of the issue. Your abstract should also describe the research methods. Next, your abstract should indicates the results or outcomes of the work you have done so far. Finally, your abstract should close with a statement of the project’s implications and contributions to its field. The content of the abstract will be the basis for acceptance of paper presentation at the international research conference. The abstracts will be peer-reviewed and authors will be informed about acceptance for presentation via email. Be sure to adhere to the word limitation for the abstract (175 -275 words). The abstract should be submitted in the format of MS Word (.doc or .docx) document. Keywords should be given leaving one-line space below this text.

Keywords:
single, paragraph, summarizes, words indentation (maximum 6 words)

Themes:
(1-3 most relevant themes from the conference tracks. Visit the website and refer the conference tracks indicated)

** Please note that, this format is provided for informative abstract (complete abstract). Descriptive and critical abstracts are also welcomed and authors are encouraged to follow specific standards.

Paper Submission Start Date
Last Paper Submission Date

31 July 2024

Announcement of Paper Results

30 September 2024

Last Days of Discounted Registrations

31 July 2023

Congress Start Date

09 December 2024

Congress End Date

12 December 2024

Scientific Program Start

09 December 2024

Scientific Program End

12 December 2024

REGISTRATION & ACCOMMODATION
  31 July 2024 and earlier After 31 July 2024 ONSITE
REGISTRATION FEE 250 Euro 300 Euro 350 Euro
EXTERNAL PARTICIPATION FEE 150 Euro

Participants who are not accommodated in the congress hotel or who have not arranged their accommodation with the congress organisation secretariat will be charged an external participation fee for 2 days (between 08:00-18:00) in addition to the registration fee. The external participation fee includes coffee breaks, lunches and the use of open catering service areas within the programme for 2 days (during 10-11 December 2024) between 08:00-18:00 on the days of the scientific programme.

ACCOMMODATION FEES
Granada Luxury Belek
31 July 2024 and earlier After 31 July 2024
3 Nights All Inclusive (Check-in 9 December / Check-out 12 December)
Single Room
450 Euro 500 Euro
3 Nights All Inclusive (Check-in 9 December / Check-out 12 December)
Double Room
600 Euro 650 Euro
CONGRESS REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATION PAYMENT

Enquiries for congress registration and accommodation should be submitted to tohum@figur.net.

CONTACT



Figür Kongre & Organizasyon
19 Mayıs Mah. 19 Mayıs Cad. Nova Baran Center
No: 4 34360 Şişli / İstanbul - Türkiye
Tel: 0 212 381 46 00 / Fax: 0 212 258 60 78
tohum@figur.net