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Dr. Gražina Kadžienė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-1447-1802
Mob. +370 686 49 431
E-mail: grazina.kadziene@lammc.lt
Instituto al. 1, Akademija, LT-58344 Kėdainiai dist., Lithuania

Education

2002–2004 Master's degree in Agronomy, Faculty of Agronomy, Lithuanian University of Agriculture (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

1997–2002 Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Faculty of Agronomy, Lithuanian University of Agriculture.

 

Academic degree

2009 Doctor of Biomedical Sciences (Agronomy), dissertation “Integrated assessment of the variation of soil properties in different soil tillage-fertilization systems”.

Research fields

  • Tillage and cover crops impact on soil properties and agrophytocenosis
  • Studies of soil hydrophysical properties in various agroecosystems
  • Efficacy and selectivity of herbicides in oilseed rape, cereals, fallow and non-crop lands and its impact on succeeding crops
  • Weed control with pre and post-harvest application
  • Crop tolerance and effectiveness of defoliants and desiccants applied before harves

Position

Since 2022 Chief Researcher, Department of Soil and Crop Management, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organisations

  • Member of Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (NJF)
  • Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Soil Science Society
  • Vice-Chairman of the Lithuanian Association of Herbology
  • Member of the Lithuanian Society of Researchers
  • 2023 Member of the scientific and organizational committee of the scientific conference-expedition “Features of the sandy soils of Southeast Lithuania”
  • 2022 Member of the organising committee of 5th International Soil Physics Symposium
  • 2017 Meeting of the Nordic-Baltic Resistance Action Group “Norbarag 9”, local organising group member

Involvement in programmes and projects

International

  • 2021–2024 Horizon 2020 EJP SOIL project “Agroecological Strategies for an Efficient Functioning of Plant – Soil Biota Interactions to Increase SOC Sequestration” (AGROECOseqC), participant.
  • 2021–2024 Horizon 2020 EJP SOIL project “Mapping and alleviating soil compaction in a climate change context” (SoilCompaC), participant.
  • 2014–2016 FP7-ERANET-2013-RTD (C-IPM) “Coordinated Integrated Pest Management in Europe”, other contact person.

National

  • 2023–2024 Ministry of Agriculture project “Application of sustainable farming practices in agricultural crops using IPM tools”, participant.
  • 2019–2021 Ministry of Agriculture project “Glyphosate, metabolite AMPA and gluphosinate residues in the soil and grain and its degradation time”, leader.
  • 2018–2020 National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture project “Modernization and development of electronic information, consulting and training services for integrated pest management”, participant.
  • 2018–2020 EIP project “Targeted implementation of integrated control of harmful organisms under intensive farming conditions”, participant.
  • 2018–2019 Ministry of Agriculture project “Development of basic guidelines for integrated pest management in agriculture and horticulture”, participant.
  • 2017–2019 National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture project “Updating and development of digital, consultation and training services on integrated pest management”, participant.
  • 2015–2018 National programme “Sustainability of Agricultural, Forest and Water Ecosystems” project “Establishment and diversity of a newly emerging cereal pathogen in the agroecosystem due to changing climate and farming practices” (EDNEPA), leader.
  • 2015–2016 Ministry of Agriculture project “Glyphosate pre harvest management for the grain defoliation purposes and its residues concentration in the grain and their influence on product safety”, leader.
  • 2014–2015 National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture project “Technology improvement for statics control of winter and spring wheat crops aimed at achieving higher grain yield of better quality”, participant.
  • 2010–2011 National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture project “Preparation of the scientific recommendations for the implementation of the Lithuanian national plan for the sustainable use of plant protection products”, participant.
  • 2010–2012 National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture project “Implementation of the scientifically based agricultural technologies for the to maintain soil productivity on farms”, participant.
  • 2008 State Studies Foundation (LVMSF) project “Climate change impact on soil CO2 flux and plant chlorophyll fluorescence in the different agro-environments”, participant.
  • 2008 State Studies Foundation (LVMSF) project “Vulnerability and adaptation of soil thermal, mechanical and chemical properties under climate change”, participant.
  • 2008 State Studies Foundation (LVMSF) project “Productivity and stability of the agro-ecosystems under climate change”, participant.
  • 2007 State Studies Foundation (LVMSF) project “Investigations of soil multifunctional changes according to soil quality and sustainability indices”, participant.
  • 2007 State Studies Foundation (LVMSF) project “Productivity and stability of the agro-ecosystems under climate change”, participant.
  • 2006 State Studies Foundation (LVMSF) project “Economical analysis of phytosanitary situation, yield and its quality in modern agrotechnologies”, participant.

Supervision of PhD studies

  • Since 2020 supervisor of Loreta Meškauskienė PhD’s research work “Adoption of integrated weed management in sustainable tillage”.

  • 2015–2019 scientific consultant of Povilas Švėgžda PhD’s research work “The circle of alternative host-plants for long-term persistence of head blight causal agents in crops”.

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