It is an honor and a great pleasure for us to announce that the Turkey 6th Plant Protection Congress with International Participation will be held in September 5–8, 2016, organized by Selcuk University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Plant Protection at the Nov-Ibis Hotel Complex which is an all-in-one luxury and new hotel located in city center, in Konya province of Turkey.
Konya is a province of Turkey in central Anatolia. By area it is the largest province of Turkey. Konya is the leading producer of wheat, sugar beet, beans, carrots and eggs in Turkey. There are more than 1.300 farmers working on organic agriculture. Konya is the second biggest producer of barley and red meat, in Turkey. Konya is 25th in Agricultural production per rural capita but leads the country regarding total agricultural production value. More than 100.000 agricultural enterprises operate in Konya. Around 16% of Konya exports are made up by agricultural products. Climate and soil composition is suitable for fruit growing, organic agriculture and other agricultural sectors. Konya has more than 760.000 ha of meadows, making suitable for rentable livestock production. Konya also hosts the largest Livestock Organized Industrial Zone with over 2.100 da of area. Strong agricultural industry allows the procession of agricultural goods.
There are also lots of social activities in Konya province that I hope you will have a chance to enjoy.
The congress is organized as 4 days, the last day has social program, with parallel sessions including oral and poster presentation about plant pathology,entomology, herbology and management of pathogens, pests and weeds.
Attending the Turkey 6th Plant Protection Congress with International Participation provides an outstanding opportunity to share science and education, network with colleagues, and to think about the future of plant protection science. In addition, the congress is also a great venue for undergraduate and graduate students to network, compete and exchange ideas.
The Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner will be free and will be a great time to renew old friendships and make some new friends and catch up on the latest news and views. The meeting offers an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to become more involved in the organization and a chance for networking both for graduate school opportunities as well as jobs after graduate school.
We sincerely hope that you will attend the congress. You may find the details of the congress at our web site http://www.bkkongresi2016.org/index.php/en
We will let you know the detailed program of the congress and transportation and accommodation arrangements, once everything is finalized.
We will be delighted to have you in Turkey and hope the Congress is a great professional and personal experience for you.
We look forward to seeing you at the Congress.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kubilay Kurtulus BASTAS