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|When||26th to 30th Mar 2017|
|Where||Coquimbo, Chile (CHL)|
From March 26th to 30th, 2017 the 9th International Congress on Cactus Pear and Cochineal will take place in Coquimbo, Chile. The event is organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and FAO-ICARDA International Technical Cooperation Network on Cactus, and convened by the University of Chile. Main topics of the congress will be:
• Genetic resources and Breeding of Opuntia
• New CAM crops for a hotter and drier world
• Ecophysology: resource use efficiency and abiotic stress
• Fruit Production: Orchard and fruit management.
• CAM plants as a source of forage and energy.
• Agro-industrial uses of CAM crops.
• Pharmaceutical uses of CAM-crops and Cochineal.
• Rural development and marketing.
For more information on the event please visit the official website here.
|When||27th to 31st Mar 2017|
|Where||Antalya, Turkey (TUR)|
The III. International Symposium on Biotechnology of Fruit Species is going to take place in Antalya, Turkey, from March 27th to 31st. It is organized by ISHS and will focus on a genome sequence, biotic and abiotic stress, plant development, health and flavor, ripening, tissue culture and transformation, molecular markers and emerging technologies, besides others. The aim is to bring together scientists, farmers and other stakeholders of the industry and to foster interdisciplinary discussions. The deadline for abstract submission is December 16th, 2016, for fulltext submission Feruary 15th, 2017 and early bird registration closes January 20th, 2017. For more information, click here.
|When||28th to 31st Mar 2017|
|Where||Nairobi, Kenya (KEN)|
From March 28th to 31st, 2017 the 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition Will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. Under the motto ‘Reducing Postharvest Food Losses: Sustainable Solutions for Africa’ the conference will provide a communication platform for multiple stakeholders, including, producers, researchers, industry, policy makers, technology developers as well as the private and public sector. Objectives of the conference include awareness raising on food losses, documenting the impact of postharvest food loss on nutrition in Africa, identification of new technologies and practices, as well as multi-stakeholder strategies and more. The following themes will be addressed:
• Perishable food crop commodities (fruits, vegetables, roots & tubers, edible fungi)
• Cold chain management technologies; storage technologies; packaging technologies
• Emerging technologies with the potential for postharvest preservation of food in Africa such as solar/wind refrigeration, nanotechnology,
• Perishable livestock and fishery food products (including milk, meat, eggs, fish)
• Non-perishable food commodities (grains, including cereals and pulses, processed foods)
• Capacity development including training, education, research and extension/outreach programs
• Gender, Policy and Governance issues
For more information please visit the event website here.
|When||28th to 31st Mar 2017|
|Where||Nairobi, Kenya (KEN)|
From March 28th to 31st, 2017 the 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition Will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. Under the motto ‘Reducing Postharvest Food Losses: Sustainable Solutions for Africa’ the conference will provide a communication platform for multiple stakeholders, including, producers, researchers, industry, policy makers, technology developers as well as the private and public sector. Objectives of the conference include awareness raising on food losses, documenting the impact of postharvest food loss on nutrition in Africa, identification of new technologies and practices, as well as multi-stakeholder strategies and more. Themes: • Perishable food crop commodities (fruits, vegetables, roots & tubers, edible fungi) • Cold chain management technologies; storage technologies; packaging technologies • Emerging technologies with the potential for postharvest preservation of food in Africa such as solar/wind refrigeration, nanotechnology, • Perishable livestock and fishery food products (including milk, meat, eggs, fish) • Non-perishable food commodities (grains, including cereals and pulses, processed foods) • Capacity development including training, education, research and extension/outreach programs • Gender, Policy and Governance issues For more information please visit the event website here.
|When||6th to 8th Apr 2017|
|Where||Kandy, Sri Lanka (LKA)|
The 4th International Conference on Postharvest and Quality Management of Horticultural Products of Interest for Tropical Regions (PQMHP 2017) will take place in Kandy, Sri Lanka from April 6th to 8th, 2017. The aim of the conference is to inform about best practices in postharvest management and addresses specifically new technologies, quality standards, and food safety guidelines. The event is organized by The Agriculture Education Unit (AEU) of Faculty of Agriculture, and the University of Peradeniya, with support of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). Deadline for abstract submission is November 6th, 2016 and early bird registration will be open until December 1st, 2016. Click here for more information.
|When||24th to 28th Apr 2017|
|Where||Lavras, Brazil (BRA)|
The 7th International Symposium on Production and Establishment of Micropropagated Plants is going to be held in Lavras, Brazil from April 24th to 28th, 2017. The goal of the symposium is to facilitate exchange of knowledge and experiences among the scientific, academic and commercial sector in the field of in vitro propagation. Organized primarily by ISHS and the Federal University of Lavras UFLA, Brazil the symposium is, for the first time in its history going to take place in a country of the southern hemisphere. Abstract submission will be possible until Nov 30th 2016, which is also the early bird registration closing day. Two student awards will be given to 1. the best oral presentation of a student and 2. the best poster presentation of a student. For more information please visit the official event website here.
|When||1st to 4th May 2017|
|Where||Ramsar, Iran, Islamic Republic of (IRN)|
From May 1st to 4th, 2017 the International Symposium on Wild Flowers and Native Ornamental Plants will be held in Ramsar, Iran. Scientists will come together to discuss current directions in wild flower and native ornamental plants. Discussions will specifically address the introduction of new ornamental plants and how to encourage collaboration between experts on horticulture and plant scientists. Topics include Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Plant Protection and Ecological Sustainability, Germplasm Creation and Traditional Breeding, Modern Breeding Strategies, Cultivation and Flowering Physiology, Landscape and Urban Horticulture, Drought Tolerant Ornamental Plants, and Domestication of New Ornamental Plants Submission of abstracts will be open until September 15th, 2016 and early registration will be possible until October 15th, 2016.
|When||8th to 11th May 2017|
|Where||Antalya, Turkey (TUR)|
From May 8th to 11th, 2017 the International Symposium on Carob, a Neglected Species with Genetic Resources for Multifunctional Uses will take place in Antalya-Turkey. Carob is a tree native to the Mediterranean that is resilient to drought and can grow on multiple soil types. The tree is used for afforestation and greening of cities as well as for agricultural purposes. It produces a pod that can be consumed by humans and animals. A number of properties make it especially interesting for the food industry. Antalya is one of the mayor growing areas of carob. The symposium is organized by ISHS and partners and will focus on Germplasm and cultivar selection, Biology and physiology, Propagation and rootstocks, Orchard management, Quality and Health benefits, and Industry, Marketing, Environmental and Economics. Abstracts can be submitted until December 16th, 2016. For more information on the event please click here .
|When||18th May 2017|
The Fascination of Plant Day is a global event, which will take place on May 18th, 2017 with the goal to attract as much attention and interest for plant science as possible. Events and activities are to be organized by various different institutions as well as private people and can cover all fields of plant conservation and plant production, such as agriculture, sustainable food production, horticulture, forestry and non-food-products and pharmaceuticals. The record of 1000 events in 2013 is to be broken this year. Activities can be organized throughout the whole of May 2017 or even throughout the whole year. To organize an event please contact your national coordinator. The Fascination of Plants Day is overlooked by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). For more information please visit the official website at plantday.org.
|When||15th to 21st May 2017|
|Where||Antananarivo, Madagascar (MDG)|
From May 15th to 21st, 2017 the International Festival/Symposium of Plants, Ecology and Colours is going to take place in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The event aims to bring attention to ingredients for natural dyeing and medicinal plants and to the threats they are facing. Specific objectives for the symposium are to get a better understanding of the plants currently used, exchange information, specifically research, and simulate the value chain of dye and medicinal plants.Issues such as biodiversity, ecological practices and certification of crafts will be specifically addressed. The regional focus will be set on, but not be limited to the Indian Ocean. Oral and poster presentations in the following four topics will be given: Situation review, innovating practices, ecology, and trade and economy. People that intent to present should register until November 30th, 2016. For more information please click here.
|When||22nd to 26th May 2017|
|Where||Pontevedra, Spain (ESP)|
From May 22nd to 26th, 2017 the 7th International Symposium on Brassicas will take place in Pontevedra, Spain. The symposium will cover Brassicas used as vegetables, edible oils, forages and raw materials, for obtaining bioactive compounds. Topics will include diversity studies, resistance to stresses, and food technology with a special focus on 'omics' studies. The Deadline for abstract submission is March 1st, 2017. For more information plese visit the official website here.
|When||5th to 9th Jun 2017|
|Where||Yamagata, Japan (JPN)|
In 2017 the 8th International Cherry Symposium will take place in Yamagata, Japan from June 5th to 9th. A number of keynote speakers will present the characteristics and novelties oft he sweet cherry industry in their representative country. Further topics that will be discussed are breeding and genetics, orchard management, propagation, physiological aspects, and postharvest technologies. The event is organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science (JSHS), and supported by Yamagata Prefecture, Yamagata City, Japan Agricultural Cooperative (JA) ZEN-NOH Yamagata, National Agricultural and Food Research Organization (NARO) Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science (NIFTS), and Yamagata University. Early bird registration closes February 15th, 2017. Abstact submission will be open until February 15th, too. For more information click here.
|When||20th to 23rd Jun 2017|
|Where||Maribor, Slovenia (SVN)|
From June 20th to 23rd 2017 the VII South-Eastern Europe Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes will take place in Maribor, Slovenia. The event is organized by University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and will consist of a program with scientific presentations, as well as a workshop by the FAO on "GAP of greenhouse production on small farms in SEE”. Abstracts will be accepted until December 1st, 2016. For more information please visit the official website here.
|When||25th to 29th Jun 2017|
|Where||Perth, Australia (AUS)|
The International Society for Horticulture invites to Perth, Australia, for the International Symposium on Smart Horticulture for Sustainable Cities from June 25th – 29th, 2017. Abstract submission deadline is October 30th, 2016 and the deadline for registration is April 30th, 2017. The themes covered at the symposium will range from reducing the ecological footprint, via resource conservation, and food security to recreational horticulture. Papers that address the issues of e.g. community gardens, conservation and habitat preservation, sustaining and rehabilitating degraded soils, managing remnant bushland, food security and many more will be accepted. The symposium will be organized into plenary presentations on the following three topics: innovations to create more food secure cities, managing public open space and remnant bushland for more sustainable outcome, maximizing the benefit from our most limited resource – water. The last day will consist of field trips in the Perth metropolitan area. Tour themes include: managing the remnant bushland – conservation and biodiversity, managing sustainable public open spaces for recreation, intensive horticulture production (hydroponics), balancing rural and urban demands for land (Swan Valley), community gardens and grower direct marketing. For more information please click here.
|When||27th to 30th Jun 2017|
|Where||Bolzano, Italy (ITA)|
From June 27th to 30th the 8th Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops will take place in Bolzano, Italy. The event is convened by University of Bolzano-Bozen and co-organized with the Italian Society of Horticultural Science (SOI). Topics will include:
• Sustainable approaches to nutrient management (including soil management, intercropping and biofertilisers)
• Bioactive Compounds and mineral nutrition
• Trends in Fertilizer consumption
• Diagnosis of Plant Nutrient Status
And many more.
Abstract submission is possible until January 30th, 2017. The Early bird registration deadline is April 15th, 2017. Registration for the symposium will be possible until June 15th, 2017. For more information please click here.
|When||17th to 21st Jul 2017|
|Where||Antananarivo, Madagascar (MDG)|
The International Symposium on Survey of Uses of Plant Genetic Resources to the Benefit of Local Populations will be held in Antananarivo, Madagascar from July 17th to 21st, 2017. The event is convened by the Departement of Agro-Management of the University of Anatanarivo. Abstracts can be submitted until January 31, 2017. Click here. for more information
|When||15th to 19th Aug 2017|
|Where||Samsun, Turkey (TUR)|
From August 15th to 19th, 2017 the 9th International Congress on Hazelnut is going to take place in Samsun, Turkey, The event is organized by ISHS in collaboration with ORDU University.
The following is a list of topics that will be addressed at the congress:
• Germplasm and Genetic Improvement
• Biology and Phsiology
• Orchard Management
• Pests and Diseases
• Post Harvest
• Marketing, Economics and Policies
Early bird registration will be possible until May 15th, 2017. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 1st, 2017. You can find more information on the official website of the event here.
|When||20th to 25th Aug 2017|
|Where||Portland, United States (USA)|
From August 20th to 25th, 2017 the International symposium on growing media, soilless cultivation and compost utilization in horticulture is going to take place at the Campus of Portland State University in Oregon, USA.
Topics will include:
- Cultivation of plants in soilless substrates and hydroponics
- Characterization of soilless substrates and composts
- New technologies for compost production and characterization
- Novel use of compost in plant production
The symposium also entails visits to innovative greenhouse and nursery growers, compost producers and an excursion to the Oregon Garden, which displays a wide range of crops of the region. Furthermore the Farwest Horticulture trade show will be held in conjunction with the symposium. The deadline for early bird registration is March 22nd, 2017. Please click here for more information.
|When||9th to 15th Sep 2017|
|Where||Vancouver, Canada (CAN)|
The 9th WEEC will be organized by the WEEC Permanent Secretariat and the Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) and will take place in Vancouver Canada from September 9th – 15th, 2017. It will focus on cultural and environmental factors which explains the choice of the title “Culturenvironment Weaving new connections”
Themes of the 9th WEEC are:
• Local Outdoor Learning
• Greenest City Projects
• Place-Based Learning
• First Peoples Epistemologies
• Urban Ecosystems
• Cultural Diversity
• Systems Thinking/Complexity
• Aesthetics and Artistic Expression
• Social Responsibility as Pedagogy
• Moral Development and Environmental Ethics
• Innovations in Research/Development
• Communicating in a Climate of Uncertainty
Furthermore the event will highlight urban ecosystems and local initiatives that have the potential to become global ones. Please find more information here.
|When||2nd to 6th Oct 2017|
|Where||Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)|
The 2nd International Symposium on Fruit Culture along Silk Road Countries “Fruits for the Future” is going to take place at the Hotel „Leotar“, Luke Vukalovića 1, 89101 Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina from October 2nd to 6th, 2017. The aim of the symposium is to broaden our understanding of fruits and fruit cultivation and promote cooperation between Eastern and Western countries. Topics will include biology, genetic resources, climate change, pollinators, cultural practices and economic and social impacts of fruit culture besides others. The Symposium is organized by International Society for Horticultural Science and convened by the Society for Horticultural Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the University of Banja Luka and the Society for Pomology of Republic of Srpska. The deadline for abstract submission is March 1st, 2017. To read the first announcement of the symposium please click here.
|When||9th to 13th Oct 2017|
|Where||Samsun, Turkey (TUR)|
The 6th International Chestnut Symposium is going to take place in Samsun, Turkey from October 9th to 13th, 2017. The symposium will consist of poster and oral presentations and field trips. Topics range from chestnut breeding, via biotechnology and genetic resources to physiology and ecology, post harvest and processing, pest and disease management and others. The International Centre of Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) is also offering grants to partially or totally cover the participation of some applicants. For more information please visit the official website here.
|When||12th to 16th Aug 2018|
|Where||Istanbul, Turkey (TUR)|
Under the motto ‘Bridging the World through Horticulture’ the XXX. International Horticultural Congress will take place from August 12th to 16th, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. Invited are academics as well as all stakeholders of the horticulture industry, policy makers and others with an interest in horticulture. The congress will consist of 33 symposia, various colloquia, 6 workshops, training sessions and tours. You can register online starting on January 31st, 2017, which will also be the start for submitting abstracts. Early bird registration will close on January 31st, 2018. For more information click here.