5th Edition of Plant and Crop Sciences Congress

Theme : Role of Plant & Crop Sciences in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

In the twenty-first century, the most important challenges facing humanity are food security and climate change, the Conference is going to discuss on many challenges like below

How will we feed our children's children?

Which crops should be grownup and that sacrificed, to feed the billions?

When and the way will we tend to at the same time deliver exaggerated yields and cut back the environmental impact of agriculture?

How will plants contribute to determining the energy crisis and ameliorative international warming?

What new scientific approaches are going to be central to plant biology within the twenty-first Century?

How will we tend to attract the most effective young minds to plant science so that they'll address Grand Challenges facing humanity like temperature change, food security, and fuel replacement?

The Organizing Committee of Plant & Crop Sciences 2020 looks forward to welcoming all the participants across the globe to attend and discuss on above challenges in the "5th World Congress on Plant and Crop Sciences" held during October 05 - 06, 2020 at San Diego, USA.

Important Dates

Early bird : On/Before March 31st, 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline : On/Before March 31st, 2020

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Gurdev Khush
World Food Prize Winner, UC Davis Plant Sciences

Dr. Khush is an internationally renowned geneticist and breeder currently serving as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at UCD. He was awarded the 1996 World Food Prize for his unparalleled achievements in improving the global rice supply during a period of exponential population growth. Dr. Khush has spent over thirty years directing and participating in both genetic research and delivery of rice varieties to underserved populations, and has served as the head of the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biochemistry Division of International Rice Research Institute. He has played a key role in the development of more than 300 innovative rice varieties. He has received honorary doctorates from ten universities, consults for over 15 national governments and was awarded the 2007 Golden Sickle Award, the 2001 International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award from the Chinese government, Japan Prize and the 2001 Padma Shri award from president of India, among many others.

Dr. J. Stephen C Smith
Affiliate Professor, Iowa University

Dr. Smith (B.Sc. University of London), M.Sc. (Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources) and Ph.D. (Evolution of Maize), University of Birmingham (England). Research interests include genetic diversity, issues related to germplasm access and benefit sharing, use of morphological and molecular data for variety identification, demonstrating the importance of sustainable use of genetic diversity to improve agricultural productivity, pedigree analysis of crop varieties and intellectual property protection. Responsibilities include technical support to secure Pioneer's intellectual property rights and to demonstrate the important role of plant genetic resources in plant breeding. Dr. Smith serves on intellectual property committees of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), the International Seed Federation (ISF), and the Biotechnology Industry Organisation (BIO). He is a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America and received the 2005 ASTA Chairman's Distinguished Service Award for service to the industry in the field of intellectual property protection.

Dr. Barry Pittendrigh
Professor, MSU Foundation

Barry Pittendrigh, an entomologist whose work focuses on pest problems in crops in developing countries, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is designated for individuals who combine externally recognized, exemplary scholarly accomplishment and/or potential, with clear professional relevance to specific areas of MSU scholarly need, disciplinary development, or research or creative emphasis. Consideration is also given to teaching innovation and excellence. Barry Pittendrigh Pittendrigh has worked in the area of international development, specifically in West Africa, over the past decade. He, his laboratory team, and his collaborators spread across five countries in West Africa, are developing environmentally benign pest control solutions to minimize the populations of pest insects that attack cowpea, an important protein source for tens of millions of people.


Networking Dinner

The conference committee is looking forward to welcoming all participants to join dinner on 5th October in San Diego at the conference venue! It is a great opportunity to network and catches up with colleagues and friends in a casual environment. The conference Networking Dinner will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 05 at the conference venue.

This is complimentary for all registered participants

Best Poster Awards

The Plant & Crop Sciences 2020 Best Poster Awards recognize and honor knowledge and professional achievements at all career levels--from a student and early career plant and crop scientists to those who have made lasting contributions to the Society and the profession.
The two winners of the Poster Award will receive award certificates and medal.

The Call for Nominations is now open

Service Provider Opportunity

Plant & Crop Sciences 2020 is providing the best opportunity to start-up companies, Independent researchers, software providers and those who are looking for best promotion and recognition for their innovative products and services to join as a service provider and get 20 minutes speaker slot and 1 table & 2 chairs with minimum price.

Note: This is not for well-established companies


We expect two hundred participants of the scientific community from plant and crop sciences sectors to San Diego to participate in a motivating spherical of sessions, dynamic discussion teams, associate in interactive round table discussions, and young researchers awards program. We tend to provide a novel chance for business specialists to market and present their innovations and merchandise as a service provider.

Brief Agenda

We are expecting over 40 speakers and industry experts during up to 25 sessions over the course of two days.

We have designed the program to be interactive and interesting and are hosting, in addition to structured panel sessions, networking breakout sessions and intimate Q&A's where attendees will have direct access to get their burning questions answered by experts who are leaders in the field.

Alike previous years, will be closing the event with a bang by announcing the winners of the Best Young Speaker & Poster in an awards ceremony.

  • 40+ Academic & Industry expert speakers
  • 25+ Well Planed Sessions
  • Round Table Discussions
  • Young researcher's Forum
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Q&A with subject matter experts

Book Your Stall

Grab the opportunity to exhibit your brand and product, attendees from the international community of scientists, researchers, farm owners, technologists, product directors, development experts, policy analysts, donors, change agents, associations, societies, and many others.

Stalls start at just 1,500 USD and come with two complimentary registrations. Book now and avail early bird price.


Learning Oppurtunities

Learning is a never-ending process. You can learn the latest research from leading industry experts and scientists, from across the globe, as they share current issues and innovative solutions and share their ideas and expertise.

Networking Oppurtunities

Networking plays a key role in the professional and academic carrier. We are providing the best platform to connect thought leaders and change-makers in the plant and crop sciences sector to generate impactful new partnerships and fruitful relationships

Industry Exposure

The conference topics which are going to discuss and the researches presentations are at the frontier of the agricultural renovation. This is the best opportunity to take initiation and participate in the conversations that will help shape the future of your professional carrier.

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