About the Conference
International Conference on Sugarcane Research: Sugarcane for Sugar and Beyond (CaneCon2020)” is being organized during 7-10 November 2020 at TNAU, Coimbatore, India.
This conference will serve as a common platform to the sugarcane researchers, cane development officials, sugar industry personnel across the globe to deliberate on the past performance and formulate a path towards excellence in sugarcane research and development to meet the present and future challenges.
“CaneCon2020” is jointly organized by the ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) and the Society for Sugarcane Research and Development (SSRD).
Call for papers
- Global Issues in sugarcane sector
Research priorities for meeting global sugar requirement, export, product diversification
International sugar trade-issues & way forward
Climate change/COVID 19 & its impact in sugarcane sector, climate-resilient technologies, carbon sequestration, climate change vs. emerging pests and diseases, drought management
- Sugarcane improvement-From Conventional to molecular breeding
Maintenance and conservation of sugarcane genetic resources, pre-breeding for enriching gene pool, genetic stock, inter-speciic and wide hybridization
Sugarcane improvement for yield, quality, earliness, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, breeding sugarcane for non-conventional purposes, energy cane
Sugarcane biotechnology- genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, phenomics, transgenics and biosafety, gene discovery and utilization, genome editing, bioinformatics, policy issues in sugarcane transgenics /molecular tools.
Improvement in seed health, seed production and supply-chain management
Success stories on seed quality improvement & sugarcane varieties
- Advances in production technologies for maximising sugarcane and sugar yield
Sugarcane agronomy, improving soil fertility and soil health, water & nutrition management
Advancement in technologies for increasing input-use eficiency, precision farming, resource optimization, modelling, decision support systems
Organic sugarcane cultivation, biofertilizers, biopesticides, plant growth promoting microbes, extracts
Improving physiological eficiency for increasing cane and sugar productivity
Success stories of farmers who adopted improved production technologies
- Advances in management of sugarcane pest and diseases
Advancement/standardization of techniques/management of sugarcane pests/diseases through chemicals, newer molecules for pest and disease management, novel delivery systems
for crop protection chemicals,non-chemical approaches for management of pests and diseases.
Advancement/ standardization of protocol for mass multiplication of biocontrol agents, pheromones, EPN.
Molecular diagnosis of diseases, on site diagnostic tools, host-pathogen interactomics, molecular variation in insects and pathogens, pathogen virulence, emerging diseases and pests, epidemiology, climate change on pests and disease dynamics.
Success stories in plant protection, extension pathology /entomology.
- Mechanization of sugarcane production system – planting to harvest
Design, development of location speciic implements for sugarcane planting to harvest.
Challenges and opportunities in popularizing sugarcane mechanization
Success stories in sugarcane mechanization
- Sugar Industry: Challenges and opportunities
Challenges, opportunities to produce sugar for domestic and global requirements -Country Report, Sugar & co-products trade, policy issues, forecast etc.
Technological advancement in cane to sugar process, energy-saving technologies
Diversification- alternate feedstock for production of ethanol, high-value chemicals/ therapeutics, cogeneration etc.
Management of effluent, wastewater, solid wastes, environmental issues in distilleries
Innovative technologies, success stories of sugarcane production, enhancing sugar recovery, quality of outputs, mill management.
- Sugarcane extension, cane development and statistics
Farmer’s innovations-sharing experience of innovative farmers, indigenous technical know-how in sugarcane agriculture, digitization/automation in cane supply chain, ICT tools for sugar industry and sugarcane growers, value addition
Entrepreneurship in sugarcane sector, capacity building for sugarcane growers, women-friendly farm tools and implements, increasing income of women, retaining rural youth in sugarcane sector
Impact analyses of sugarcane varieties, technologies, advancement in statistical tools, estimation of sugarcane area and production
Doubling farmers’ income in sugarcane agriculture-Success Stories.
Researchers, Cane Development Officials and sugar industry personnel are requested to submit the Extended summary (upto3 pages or 3000 words)under the theme areas to the Organizing Secretary, CaneCon2020 through E-mailID<canecon2020[at]gmail.com> on or before 30 September, 2020.
Accepted papers will be communicated to the corresponding authors after review. The decision to assign the paper for oral or poster presentation will be vested with the organizers. Best oral presentation and posters will be recognized and awarded.
- Indian delegates: Rs. 5,000
- Foreign delegates: $ 150
- Students: Rs. 2000
- Last date for submission of Extended Summaries: 30 September 2020
- Last date for Early Bird Registration: 15 September 2020
- Conference dates: 7 – 10 November 2020
Dr. C. Palaniswami
Dr. S. Geetha
Mobile : +91-9489056702,