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It is our great pleasure and honour to present this issue of the Journal of Kerbala for Agricultural Sciences (JKAS) to highlight some of the research works presented at the 2nd International Conference on Agricultural Sciences (2nd ICAS 2022) that took place on November 16-17/ 2022, in Karbala, Iraq. The Conference was organized under the auspices of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Naim Al-Aboudi, Under the Supervision of the President of the University of Kerbala, Prof. Dr. Basim Khalil Nail and Dean of Agriculture College, Prof. Dr. Thamer Kareem Aljanabi under the Slogan “Sustainable Agricultural Development for Food Security.”
The 2nd ICAS 2022 is a scientific conference involving various aims: To bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of agricultural sciences, To provide the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum of researcher, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and issues, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of agricultural sciences and To enable the collaboration between scientists and agricultural industry workers.
This Conference was attended by more than 50 researchers and scientists from various Iraqi universities and institutions. The Conference consists of two parts: keynote presentation (plenary) and oral presentation. There were 21 papers (after the review process) divided into four research focus topics: plant protection, field crops, animal production, and Horticulture and landscaping. The participants were divided into academic groups according to the research focuses.
We are very grateful because the 2nd ICAS 2022 has keynote speakers from different Iraqi universities who are experts in agricultural sciences. Our great honor is two experts who gave excellent keynote speeches: Prof. Dr. Alaa Salih Ati from the College of Agricultural Engineering Sciences, University of Baghdad, and Prof. Dr. Ali Darb Alkassar from the College of Agriculture, University of Anbar.
The Conference can still achieve its primary purpose or benefit. All manuscripts published in the proceeding have been through a rigorous review to meet the requirement of high-quality papers.The committee wishes to acknowledge the speakers and participants who attended this Conference. Many thanks are given to all who have helped and supported this Conference.
Editor of JKAS and member of the scientific committee of the Conference
Prof. Dr. Adnan A. Lahuf