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Fighting bioterrorism
3 days 16 hours ago

Fighting bioterrorism – Europe works on master plan. Specialist laboratories capable of detecting biological weapons are coming together to try to work on a master plan so that Europe is ready in the case of a bioterrorist attack. Bioterrorism is the intentional release of harmful biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, or toxins. To protect citizens and national infrastructure, the race is on to improve Europe's preparedness.

III International Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture
2 weeks 4 days ago

III International Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture, Izmir, Turkey, April 11-14, 2016.
http://www.ishs.org/symposium/518

IX International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding
2 weeks 5 days ago

IX International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding; Giza, Egypt, 11-17 January 2016

First announcement is now available on the symposium website. For more information about the symposium, please go to http://www.ishs.org/symposium/492

XIV International Symposium on Processing Tomato - XII World Processing Tomato Congress
2 weeks 5 days ago

XIV International Symposium on Processing Tomato - XII World Processing Tomato Congress; Santiago, Chile, 6-9 March 2016; Call for abstracts!

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 August 2015.

The 14th ISHS Symposium on Processing Tomato will be held in parallel with the 12th World Processing Tomato Congress in Santiago (Chile) on 6-9 March 2016

International Symposium on Succulents and Other Ornamentals
2 weeks 5 days ago

International Symposium on Succulents and Other Ornamentals, Ambalavayal, Wayanad, Kerala (India), 24-27 January 2016

Please check out the symposium website including the First Announcement and call for abstracts.

Abstract submission is now open http://www.actahort.org/members/symposiar?nr=597
Deadline for the abstract submission: 17 August, 2015!

Business Meeting for WG Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climates
2 weeks 5 days ago

Business Meeting for WG Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climates on 21 July 2015, 20:00h at the Main cloister of the Espírito Santo College (Colégio do Espírito Santo) - University of Évora on the occasion of Greensys 2015 - International Symposium on New Technologies and Management for Greenhouses, Evora, Portugal, 19-23 July 2015

Dear Members of the WG Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climates.

Call for abstracts: International Symposium on Carob
1 month 1 day ago

International Symposium on Carob: a Neglected Species with Genetic Resources for Multifunctional Uses
Antalya, Turkey, 9-12 May 2016

Call for Abstracts - Abstract submission deadline: 15 November, 2015

For more information about the symposium, please go to http://www.ishs.org/symposium/574

XI International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems
1 month 1 day ago

XI International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems
Bologna, Italy, 28 August - 2 September 2016

Save the date!

The next (the 11th of the series) Symposium on "Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems" will be held in Bologna, Aug. 28-Sept. 2, 2016.

International Symposium on Role of Plant Genetic Resources on Reclaiming Lands and Environment Deteriorated by Human and Natural Actions
1 month 1 day ago

International Symposium on Role of Plant Genetic Resources on Reclaiming Lands and Environment Deteriorated by Human and Natural Actions
Shiraz, Iran, 16-20 May 2016

Please check out the symposium website to find detailed information and the First Announcement.

Abstract submission will start 15 November 2015.

For more information, please go to http://www.ishs.org/symposium/573

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Chronica Horticulturae Volume 55 Number 2
1 month 2 days ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 55 Number 2 (June 2015) is now available for download (ISHS membership required)

The Main topics of this number include:

Horticultural highlights

European Journal of Horticultural Science (eJHS)
1 month 1 week ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 80, issue 3) including the following articles:

Fear no Fruit - introducing 200 exotic fruits and vegetables in the US
1 month 1 week ago

Frieda Caplan is known as "The Queen of Kiwi" and the first woman to own a business on the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market in the 1960s. But more than just those achievements, Frieda Caplan is also an individual full of wonder, fearless determination... and stories. Still an inspiration at 91, Frieda's daughters and granddaughter carry on the business legacy.

II International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality
1 month 1 week ago

For reasons beyond ISHS control the II International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality scheduled to take place July 26-29, 2015 in Fredonia, NY (United States of America) unfortunately had to be cancelled. For more details contact Terence Bates, 6592 West Main Road, Portland, NY 14769, United States of America. E-mail: trb7@cornell.edu or Dr. Nick Dokoozlian, E & J Gallo, P. O. Box 1130, Modesto, CA 95353, United States of America. Phone: (1)5596466587, Fax: (1)5596466593, E-mail: nick.dokoozlian@ejgallo.com

II World Congress on the Use of Biostimulants in Agriculture
1 month 2 weeks ago

II World Congress on the Use of Biostimulants in Agriculture, Florence, Italy, 16-19 November 2015. Do not miss the early bird registration deadline.

Hundreds of delegates from more than 300 organizations and companies from 49 countries have already registered! Deadline Early bird registration: 30th July 2015.

III Southeast Asia Symposium on Quality Management in Postharvest Systems
1 month 2 weeks ago

III Southeast Asia Symposium on Quality Management in Postharvest Systems, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 13-15 August 2015

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended! Go to http://www.actahort.org/members/symposiar?nr=552 and submit your abstract before the new deadline: June 30, 2015.

VI International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture
1 month 3 weeks ago

VI International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture
Athens, Greece, 20-25 June 2016

Call for abstracts: Check out the symposium website to find all the details about submitting your abstract. Abstract submission deadline: 30 November, 2015

III International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering - CAFEi2016
1 month 3 weeks ago

III International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering - CAFEi2016 - Sustaining Agriculture, Preserving Life
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23-25 August 2016

First annoucement is now available on the symposium website. See "Download Brochure".
Check out the symposium website as well to find all the details about submitting your abstract.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 September, 2015.

II International Symposium on Pyrethrum - Call for abstracts
2 months 6 days ago

II International Symposium on Pyrethrum, Kyoto, Japan, 6-9 August 2015. Check out the symposium website to find all the details about early registration and submitting your abstract!

The two deadlines have been extended:
- Early registration deadline has been extended to May 31, 2015
- Abstract submission deadline is June 15, 2015

For more information about the symposium, please go to http://www.ishs.org/symposium/390

Topics:

VIII International Symposium on Light in Horticulture
2 months 1 week ago

VIII International Symposium on Light in Horticulture, East Lansing, MI (United States of America), 22-26 May 2016

Oral Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: 31 May 2015
Poster Abstract Deadline Extended: 31 October 2015.

Next Symposium for the ISHS Working Group Cucurbitaceae
2 months 1 week ago

V International Symposium on Cucurbits, Cartagena, Murcia (Spain), 22-26 June 2015

10th International Workshop on Sap Flow
2 months 1 week ago

Preliminary announcement: 10th International Workshop on Sap Flow will be held in Fullerton, California (USA) in spring/summer of 2017

More details will be made available in due course. Check out http://www.ishs.org/calendar for updates.

III Balkan Symposium on Fruit Growing
2 months 1 week ago

III Balkan Symposium on Fruit Growing, Belgrade, Serbia, 16-18 September 2015

Reminder for Abstract submission! Deadline: 1 June 2015

III EUFRIN Plum and Prune Working Group Meeting on Present Constraints of Plum Growing in Europe
2 months 1 week ago

III EUFRIN Plum and Prune Working Group Meeting on Present Constraints of Plum Growing in Europe - Skopelos, Greece, 20-21 August 2015

First announcement is now available on the symposium website - Call for abstracts!

It is our pleasure to invite EUFRIN Plum and Prune WG members and other scientists to attend the 3rd meeting which is organized by and is focused on: "Present Constraints of Plum Growing in Europe"

The meeting is intended to deal with the following main topics:

Call for Abstracts: I International Symposium on Quality Management of Organic Horticultural Produce
2 months 2 weeks ago

I International Symposium on Quality Management of Organic Horticultural Produce, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, 7-9 December 2015 - Call for Abstracts: Deadline: 15 June 2015.

Counting down to Perth hosting international conference on Proteaceae and new ornamental crops
2 months 2 weeks ago

VIII International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops and XII International Protea Research Symposium and XVII International Protea Association Conference
Perth, Australia, 20-24 August 2015

Counting down to Perth hosting international conference on Proteaceae and new ornamental crops

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 55 Number 1
3 months 2 weeks ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 55 Number 1 (March 2015) is available
This issue of Chronica Horticulturae includes:

News & Views from the Board: eJHS – It's Here and it Looks Good!

Issues: Natural Capital, Footprints and Eco-Credentials

Horticultural Science Focus: The History and Current Status of Cucurbit Grafting in Israel

Horticultural Science News: Innovating together for Sustainable Horticulture

VIII International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops
3 months 3 weeks ago

The programme brochure of the VIII International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops has been made available. Download the flyer (see link below) or check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/438 for more details.

Dr. Bram Govaerts of CIMMYT accepted the 2014 Borlaug Field Award from Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn; Dr. Ronnie Coffman, Chariman of the Selection Committee; and C.D. Glin, Associate Director of the Rockefeller Foundation
5 months 10 hours ago

Celebrate Dr. Borlaug's Legacy: Nominate an Individual Under 40 for the 2015 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation. Nominations Due June 30

Newsletter N° 12: January 2015 - Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
5 months 2 weeks ago

The latest newsletter of the ISHS Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits is available for download from the Section home page: http://www.ishs.org/tropical-and-subtropical-fruits

International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture 2015
5 months 2 weeks ago

International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture 2015 (ICCEA 2015), May 20th – 22nd, 2015, Panama City, Panama.

Theme: Six main aspects of managing a successful Controlled Environment Agriculture enterprise. Early Registration before April 15, 2015.

David Proenza, President of ICCEA 2015 info@icceapanama.org - for more information about the event, please go to http://www.icceapanama.org/

Is Horticultural Science in Crisis? What is Needed to Assure Its Future?
6 months 2 days ago
  • "Kenya has a shortage of competent horticultural staff at institutional and commercial levels."
  • "Horticulture is facing a crisis in the United Kingdom."
  • "Is horticulture a withering field in the USA?"
  • "Concerns over shortage of agriculture graduates In Australia."
  • "Uganda's flower sector faces an imminent shortage of qualified managers and supervisors in flower firms."
  • "New Zealand horticulture requires a net increase of 7,800 qualified people by 2025 with an additional 26,300 people needed to cover natural attrition."
  • ...
Fascination of Plants Day 2015
6 months 2 weeks ago

The third international Fascination of Plants Day 2015 will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals.

What is the Future of Horticultural Science in Africa?
6 months 2 weeks ago

Horticulture is a labour intensive sector that is important for human wellbeing: 'agriculture supplies protein, carbohydrates and staple crops - but we would have a pretty boring life without horticulture.' Nevertheless, in many countries, faculties of agriculture and their departments of horticulture have been swallowed by schools of life or earth sciences. As a result horticulture gets attention only as a side subject when specific crops are being addressed.

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 54 Number 4
6 months 3 weeks ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 54 Number 4 (December 2014) is available as well as the ISHS 2014 Membership Directory. This issue of Chronica Horticulturae includes:

ISHS Board meeting in Kyoto, Japan
7 months 2 weeks ago

The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) held the board meeting early December at Kyoto University, for the first time to have one in Japan, and took the opportunity to make a courtesy visit to the university's Graduate School of Agriculture (GSA) leadership on 5 December.

V International Symposium on Ecologically Sound Fertilization Strategies for Field Vegetable Production - First Announcement
8 months 3 weeks ago

V International Symposium on Ecologically Sound Fertilization Strategies for Field Vegetable Production
Beijing, China, May 2015

The first announcement and call for abstracts is now available online.
Deadline for abstract submissions is December 1, 2014.

For more details see http://www.ishs.org/symposium/179

XI International Mango Symposium - call for abstracts extended
8 months 3 weeks ago

The call for abstracts for the XI International Mango Symposium has been extended until Friday 21 November 2014.

Please click here for further details http://www.ishs.org/symposium/331

V International Symposium on Cucurbits
8 months 3 weeks ago

V International Symposium on Cucurbits
Cartagena, Murcia (Spain) - June 2015

Save the date!
First announcement and call for abstracts.

Programme will cover the following topics:

  • Genetics and Breeding
  • Genomics and Biotechnology
  • Crop Production, Physiology and Management
  • Biotic Stresses
  • Abiotic Stresses
  • Fruit Quality and Post-Harvest

For more details see http://www.ishs.org/symposium/243

New $13.8 million project aims to boost banana production in Uganda and Tanzania
9 months 1 week ago

Millions of smallholder banana farmers in Tanzania and Uganda are set to benefit from a new $13.8 million project to develop and distribute higher-yielding, disease-resistant hybrid banana varieties. The effort is being funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Rony Swennen, a professor at KU Leuven (Belgium) and head of banana breeding at IITA, is leading the project.

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 54 Number 3
9 months 2 weeks ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 54 Number 3 (September 2014) is available. Content includes:

News & Views from the Board: Professor Roderick Drew – President of ISHS (2014-2018) • The New Board of the ISHS • Introduction to the Chairs of Sections and Commissions for the Term 2014-2018 • ISHS Awards Bestowed

IHC2014 videos online
10 months 5 days ago

The 29th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014), an outstanding success and unique opportunity in terms of advocacy for the profession. Held in Brisbane from 17-22 August 2014, it attracted 3,400 delegates from 106 countries.

ISHS video channel on YouTube
10 months 1 week ago

With the addition of more than 9 hours video footage covering the most important moments of the successful International Horticultural Congress, IHC2014, last August in Brisbane, ISHS recently launched its video channel on YouTube, adding to the already popular "Harvesting the Sun" video.

https://www.youtube.com/user/HorticulturalScience

New ISHS Board 2014-2018
10 months 3 weeks ago

On August 21, 2014, at the ISHS General Assembly in Brisbane, Australia which took place at the 2014 International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014) the new ISHS Board came into office for a 4-year term until the next International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018) in Istanbul, Turkey.

From left to right: Jozef Van Assche, Rod Drew (President), Jens Wünsche, Jill Stanley, Silvana Nicola, Ryutaro Tao, Yves Desjardins and Yüksel Tüzel

For contact details check out http://www.ishs.org/ishs-board

Life would be 'boring' without horticulture, says Australian taking the reins of International Society for Horticultural Science
10 months 3 weeks ago

Life would be 'boring' without horticulture, says Australian Prof. Rod Drew, taking the reins of International Society for Horticultural Science

New ISHS Working Group on Modelling of Postharvest Processes
10 months 4 weeks ago

The ISHS Commission Quality and Postharvest Horticulture is pleased to announce the setup of a new Working Group "Modelling of Postharvest Processes"

For more details check out the Working Group home page at http://www.ishs.org/modelling-postharvest-processes and make sure to join and update your ISHS membership profile accordingly in case you have an interest in the subject.

Commission Plant Genetic Resources - Business meeting at IHC2014
11 months 1 week ago

The business meeting of the Commission Plant Genetic Resources was held during IHC2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
The minutes can be accessed here.

International Congress Cauliflower (France) December 2015
12 months 2 days ago

International Congress Cauliflower (France) December 2015 (non-ISHS). Challenges of European production. 10+11 December 2014, Saint-Pol-de-Léon, France.

www.congres-cf-cerafel.com

Newsletter N° 11: July 2014 - Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
1 year 11 hours ago

The latest newsletter of the ISHS Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits is available for download from the Section home page: http://www.ishs.org/tropical-and-subtropical-fruits

Pineapple Newsletter 21: July 2014
1 year 1 week ago

Pineapple Newsletter 21: July 2014 is available online. Check out the Pineapple Newsletters link online at http://www.ishs.org/pineapple

 

III Asia Pacific Symposium on Postharvest Research, Education and Extension: APS2014
1 year 2 weeks ago

III Asia Pacific Symposium on Postharvest Research, Education and Extension: APS2014
Hochiminh City (Vietnam) - December 8-11, 2014

http://www.ishs.org/symposium/494

Deadline for abstract submissions extended.
New deadline is July 31, 2014 instead of June 30, 2014

The symposium will include following topics:

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