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Conference Program Schedule

Conference Program Schedule

soil-week 2016

National Conference on Soils

Organized by

Nepalese Society of Soil Science, Soil Management Directorate and Soil Science Division


Conference Program Schedule

December 3, 2016

Morning session

9:30 – 10:00                Registration

10:00 – 10:45             Inauguration

(Chairing, Welcome, highlight on objectives)

10:45 – 11:30             Key note speech  “Soil Science in Nepal at the crossroads”                                                           Speaker: Dhruva Joshy, Former Executive Director, NARC

11:30 – 12:00              Invited Talk on “Phytoremediation of abattoir wastewater contaminated site – A scope for sustainability and soil productivity”

                                    Speaker: Dr.Raghupathi Matheyarasu, University of South  Australia.

12:00 – 12:30              Discussion and closing

12:30 – 1:00                Group Photography and Lunch time


Afternoon Session

Technical session -1 (Theme 1: Organic farming and soils sustainability)

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Tej Bahadur K.C.

1:00 – 1:25                  Invited paper on “The role of soils in supporting life on earth and saving the human race”

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Roshan M Bajracharya, Kathmandu University

1:25 – 1:40                  Organic manure application is the sustainable option for paddy phosphorus requirement (Gautam Shrestha and Parbati Rajee)

1:40 – 1:55                  Response of different organic fertilizers on potato production and soil properties in Western mid hill of Nepal (Sandip Timilsinaand  Asmita Khanal)

1:55 – 2:10                  Effect of organic and inorganic sources of Nitrogen levels on performance of first clonal progeny of hybrid potato seed in Meghauli, Chitwan

(Bhatta, N.P., Dhakal, D.D., Shanta, S.M and K.C., G.B.)

2:10-  2:25                   Effect of Different Organic Manures on Growth, Yield and Soil Fertility Status of Onion (Allium cepa) in the Mid-hills Environment (Kopila Shrestha)

2:25 – 2:40                  Evaluation of Soil Fertility Status of Jute Research Program, Itahari, Sunsari, Nepal (Dinesh Khadka*, Sushil Lamichhane, Yub R. Thapa, Binod Gupta,Buddhi B. Pant, Laxman Lakheand Srijana Phuyal)

2:40 – 3:00                  Discussion and closing

Technical session -2 (Theme 2: Land degradation and management)

Chairman: Dhruva Joshy

3:00 – 3:25                  Invited talk (Prof. Dr. Tej Bahadur K.C. Former Dean, IAAS)

3:25 – 3:40              Assessment of  yield and nutrient use efficiency reducing factors on maize production at inner and central terai region of Nepal (Bandhu Raj Baraland  P Adhikari)

3:40 – 3:55 Decline in soil fertility and its impact on Nepalese agriculture (Nabin Rawal)

3:55 – 4:10           Study of a cropping system to improve soil fertility in the mid hill of eastern Nepal (Parashuram Bhantana)

4:10-  4:25                   An investigation to land use dynamics and ecological implications in Nepal (S. Gairhe and S. Sapkota)

4:25 – 4:40                  Soil mapping and classification: An effective tool for agricultural management in western Nepal (Devraj Chalise, Lalit Kumar, Reena Sharma, Shukra Raj Shrestha, ,Dinesh Pandayand Saroj Amgai)

4:40 – 5:00                  Discussion and closing


December 4, 2016

Morning session

Technical session -3 (Theme 3: Disaster management)

Chairman: Dr. Dil Prasad Sherchan

10:00 – 10:25 Invited talk on “Disaster and its Management in Nepal”

Speaker: Dr. Krishna BahadurKarki, Retired Chief Soil Scientist, SSD

10:25 – 10:40              Rescue mapping for earthquake disaster management; a case study of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward No: 5 (Roshan Karki, Basudev Bhandari and Rajendra Prakash Tandan)

10:40 – 10:55              Phosphorus dynamics: A disaster for farmer in managing phosphorus (Rupa Ghimire)

10:55 – 11:10              Assessment of Relationship between Soil pH and Physico-chemical Properties of Cultivated Soils of Central Nepal (Dinesh Khadka, Sushil Lamichhane, Razan Malla, Shankar Shrestha and Sushila Joshi)

11:10-  11:25               Soil Erosion Modeling Using Geo-spatial technology for Sustainable Agriculture: A comparative study approach in Eastern Terai Areas, Nepal (Umesh K Mandal)

11:25 –  12:00             Discussion and closing


Poster session

12:00 – 12:30              Visits and poster presentation

12:30 – 1:00                Lunch time

Afternoon Session

1:00 – 3:00                  General assembly of the society

3:00 – 3:30                  Membership renew and certificate distribution

3:30 – 3:40                  Closing and photography


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