ISSCT Agriculture Commission Workshop

Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy and Extension

19 – 22 August 2024

The Zign Hotel, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

ThemeTowards Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy; Smart Farm to Drive Economic Recovery and Sustainable Sugarcane Industries



Bio-Circular-Green Economy

  • Sugarcane Co-Products

  • Biosolids

  • Green manure

  • Bioenergy

Climate Smart Agriculture

  • Climate smart practices

  • Effects on soil health

  • Effects on yield

  • Challenges

Smart Farming

  • UAVs

  • Sensors

  • Yield monitoring systems

  • Precision Agriculture

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Decision making tools and platforms

Weed Management

  • Chemical, Cultural and Mechanical Control

  • Precision weed management

Management Practices and Farm Economics

Agricultural Machinery

  • Harvester efficiency and cane losses

  • Mechanical planting

  • Controlled Traffic


  • Strategies and methodologies

  • Adoption

  • Progress and challenges

  • Farming system services

About the workshop

The ISSCT Agriculture Commission Workshop encompassing Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy and Extension will be hosted by the Thailand Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (TSSCT) from 19 to 22 August 2024.

Host Institution

The Workshop will be held at The Zign Hotel Pattaya, Chonburi, THAILAND from 19-22 August 2024. It is being hosted by TSSCT. The host institution is the coordination center of sugarcane and sugar academics in Thailand. It supports academic work on sugarcane and sugar related industries. TSSCT also provides academic assistance to sugarcane farmers, cooperating sugar factories, and related industries. Research conducted by TSSCT is mainly focused on improving the quality and quantity of sugarcane and sugar, and utilization of their Co- Products. TSSCT is also actively involved in training public and private sectors involved in sugarcane business to enhance progress and sustainability of sugarcane industry in all aspects.


The Workshop will be conducted in English.

Workshop format

The Workshop will include three full days of scientific presentations and discussions including a half-day wrap-up session on the final day of the workshop. Oral presentations and posters are welcome. Topics of sessions will include sugarcane agricultural engineering, agronomy, and the linkages between these. In addition, there will be a two-day tour of several interesting places, e.g. the KUBOTA Farm, TSP Metal Works Co., Ltd., CMT Farm Implements Co., Ltd. and The Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi) during the week of the Workshop or a field trip. Abstracts for all scientific contributions, oral presentations, and posters, will be distributed to participants during the Workshop and published on the ISSCT website.

Abstracts for all contributions (oral and poster) must be submitted as per the instructions on the website by 1 May 2024. Any queries regarding abstracts should be directed to Dr. Hardev Sandhu (

Presentations at Workshops will not be published. Authors are encouraged to submit papers and posters for consideration for the ISSCT XXXII Congress based on their presentations at the 2024 ISSCT Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Workshop to the ISSCT Editor Peter Allsopp at /

Important Date

16 February 2024

  • Abstract submission open

1 June 2024

  • Deadline for abstract submission (oral presentations and posters)

1 July 2024

  • Notification of acceptance of oral presentations and posters from organizing committee

10 July 2024

  • Deadline for Workshop registration

19 August 2024

  • Open Registration

  • Workshop Day (DAY 1)

  • Welcome Dinner Party

20 August 2024

  • Workshop Day (DAY 2)

21 August 2024

  • Workshop Day (DAY 3)

22 August 2024

  • Field Trip Day


Thailand offers visa exemption and visa on arrival to citizen of many countries allowing periods of stay up to 30 days. For more details, please contact your nearest Thai Embassy. (Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at )


Workshop registration is US$ 300 per participant. All Workshop participants must be ISSCT members for 2023-2025. ISSCT membership dues are US$150 and may be settled through the online payment system at or visit the ISSCT website at The registration system is now available, please visit

About Pattaya

Pattaya, situated in Thailand’s Chonburi province, stands as a globally renowned tourist hub, enticing visitors with its diverse attractions. The conference hotel’s strategic location, just 80 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), at 121 kilometers, ensures accessibility and convenience.


The airport transfer will be provided by the Organizing Committee to participants from the Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok to the Zign Hotel, Pattaya and back.


The Workshop will take place at The Zign Hotel Pattaya, a 5-star establishment. Participants can explore the hotel’s facilities on its website at For inquiries, please contact Miss. Natchanok Chantanawaranon, Senior Sales Manager, at Tel: +66 (0) 3890 9800- 20, extension 7700, or via email at Details of room rates with complimentary breakfast are provided in the table below. We will also share a list of hotels near the Workshop venue in upcoming announcements.

Table room rate

Type Room price includes breakfast for 2 persons (US$ / a day) Third person price includes breakfast. (US$ / a day)
Superior City View Room 70 30
Superior Sea View Room 80 30
One bedroom suite 140 30
Premium Villa 85 30

*Exchange rate: 1 US$ / 36.00 Thai Baht

Contact Information.

Workshop Organising Committee : 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sombat Khawprateep

Ph.D. (Agricultural Engineering and Management)

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sarawut Rungmekarat Ph.D. (Plant Protection)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wirat Vanichsriratana

Workshop Secretariat

Agriculture Commissioner and Chair Agronomy Section :

Dr. Hardev Sandhu (UF, Florida, USA)

Agricultural Engineering Section Chair : 

Dr. Troy Jensen (USQ, Toowoomba, Australia)