Invitation to free-of-charge publication in Legume Science for young scientists

Legume Science would like to invite manuscripts (research or review papers) from PhD level graduate students or postdoctoral fellows (graduated in the last 3 years), who are working in the area of pre- or post-harvest science and technology of legumes (breeding, genetics, agronomy, physiology, processing, packaging, chemistry, nutrition, starch/protein isolation, industrial applications, biofuels and many more) for submission to the journal. Ten manuscripts will be selected for the competition, and those papers will be published in the open-access journal free of charge (with Publication Fee of USD 2,800 waived). All accepted papers will be published in a special issue for the competitively selected manuscripts.

A certificate of distinction will also be issued by Legume Science. It definitely boosts young scientists’ early career with a huge impact on the global readership, who can access your manuscript freely after acceptance. The manuscript would further increase authors’ citation record.

The procedure for submission is described in the following link:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/26396181/homepage/special-issue-call-for-papers

Registration for the 8th International Legume Root Diseases workshop (ILRD8) are open!

Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission for the 8th International Legume Root Diseases workshop (ILRD8), August 23-26th, 2022, are open !

The workshop will be free of charge.

Abstract submission deadline for oral presentation : April 1st, 2022

Registration deadline and abstract submission deadline for poster :  June 15, 2022

Information available on https://workshop.inra.fr/ilrd8/ or contact contact-irld8@inra.fr

We look forward to meeting you virtually at the workshop.

Best regards,

The ILRD8 local organizing committee

ILS conference postponed to 2023

[A letter from ILS president Paolo Annicchiarico]

Dear colleagues and friends of the ILS,
first of all, best wishes to you and your closest ones for a healthy and prosperous 2022!

Unfortunately, the last year was more difficult than most people expected with regard to the pandemy. The problems connected to it are still on-going in many countries.

One consequence of this situation will be the postponement of the Fourth ILS Conference from 2022 to 2023. The new date for the Conference is from September 19th to September 22nd, 2023, still in Granada (Spain).

The ILS Executive Committee debated about a postponement and finally agreed on it in consideration of (i) the heavy financial consequences for the Organizing Committee of a possible conference cancellation, and (ii) the much greater perceived interest of a physical meeting relative to an on-line conference held in 2022.

We believe that the one-year postponement and the anticipation of the conference to the late-summer period (when the infection is historically lowest) minimize the risk of a non-physical conference for the new planned date. While assuring that any possible precaution will be taken by the Organizing Committee to ensure a safe participation to the conference, we anticipate that no further postponement will occur. The conference will take place on-line in the unfortunate case that the pandemy prevented a physical conference in 2023.

No ILS membership fee will be due for 2022. The ILS conference participation fees in 2023 will include the ILS membership fees for the 3-year period 2023-2025, amounting to 50 € euro as usual.

The ILS Executive Committee has also decided to organize a cycle of webinars, one per month from September 2022 to June 2023. It will be a way to be in closer contact, looking forward to meeting in person in September 2023. We aim to define the list of speakers by June 2022.

The ILS website will provide information on the postponed ILS conference and the cycle of seminars in due time. Please keep contributing to the development of this website, e.g. by communicating (to nelson.nazzicari@crea.gov.it) information on new events or on-going research projects to post in the website.

With best regards,

Paolo Annicchiarico

(President of ILS)

World Soybean Research Conference 11 – NEW DATES ANNOUNCED!

(POSTPONED) – NEW DATE IS: 4-9 September, 2022
Novi Sad, Serbia

Conference goals

To promote soybean research and to encourage the global soybean community to interact and initiate discussions, aiming to give answers and raise new questions.

Organized by

Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops
Maksima Gorkog 30, 21101 Novi Sad, Serbia
institut@ifvcns.ns.ac.rs
+381 21 48 98 100

Soybean roles

Globally important crop fundamental for food and feed supply. Soybean plays key role in development of environmentally friendly agriculture production.  

For extra info:

https://wsrc11.com/

The LEGVALUE network

The objectives of LEGVALUE are:

  • to define platforms for change that can help deliver greater EU self-sufficiency in vegetable protein production
  • to identify opportunities for innovation, adding value to markets and all participants in the value chains and
  • to recognise opportunities to influence change, be they at commercial, research or at policy level.

The ultimate benefits are the fostering of greater, more profitable legume and pulse production in the EU to satisfy a larger more valuable and diverse market to the financial benefit of all in the value chains and to deliver social and environmental benefits to all.

Find more at:

http://www.legvalue.eu/

LegumeHub launched!

We welcome a new player in the field of Legumes: Legume Hub, a major output of the Legumes Translated project.

The purpose of the Legume Hub is to empower all interested in the development of legume crop production and use by providing access to validated knowledge. It is a platform dedicated to sharing knowledge and successful practices across value chains, from plant breeding, on-farm activities, through to processing and consumption.

The Hub is a multi-lingual publishing platform featuring written, spoken and visual media. Self-published articles form its core. Each article is attributed to its author(s) and their organisations. All articles published through the Hub are subject to independent peer-review and each is citable as a scientific or technical publication.

Here you can find the launch briefings.