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New $13.8 million project aims to boost banana production in Uganda and Tanzania
1 week 2 days 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
2 weeks 2 days 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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.

Newsletter N° 11: July 2014 - Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
3 months 5 days 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
3 months 2 weeks 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
3 months 3 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:

Chronica Horticulturae volume 54 number 2 (June 2014)
3 months 4 weeks ago

Chronica Horticulturae volume 54 number 2 (June 2014) is available. Go to the ISHS website at www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae and download your copy (*)

II International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality
4 months 6 days ago

Save the date:

II International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality
Fredonia, NY (USA), July 2015 (Twitter #vineyard2015)

More details: http://www.ishs.org/symposium/428

Journal of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science now available in PubHort
4 months 1 week ago

ISHS is proud to announce The Journal of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science (JJSHS) is now available in its www.PubHort.org online full-text library.

The PubHort online portal includes over 75,000 full-text articles; more articles and titles are being added.

XI International Mango Symposium - first announcement
4 months 1 week ago

XI International Mango Symposium
Darwin, Australia, September 2015

First announcement and call for abstracts

Call for abstracts will be opened end of June 2014.

A link is available on the symposium registration page on which you and others can register your interest in the Symposium.
You will then be notified and kept up-to-date with information about the Symposium as it is posted in the web page.

IHC2014 Registration Brochure and Call for Abstracts
4 months 1 week ago

UPDATE - June 19, 2014: Program at a Glance: Now Available!  www.ihc2014.org

UPDATE - November 11, 2013: Abstract Submissions have now closed - registration is open.

It is our great pleasure as Co-Chairs of the 29th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014) to invite you to submit up to two abstracts and to register for the Congress.

XII International Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Research Conference - CaMa2017
4 months 1 week ago

Save the date: XII International Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Research Conference - CaMa2017
Warsaw, Poland, June 2017

http://www.ishs.org/symposium/498

XIV Eucarpia Symposium on Fruit Breeding and Genetics
4 months 1 week ago

XIV Eucarpia Symposium on Fruit Breeding and Genetics
Bologna, Italy, June 2015

http://www.ishs.org/symposium/382

Model-IT 2015
4 months 1 week ago

Preliminary announcement:

V International Symposium on Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Horticultural Supply Chain - Model-IT 2015
Wageningen, The Netherlands, October 2015

http://www.ishs.org/symposium/538

II International Symposium on Pyrethrum
4 months 1 week ago

II International Symposium on Pyrethrum, Kyoto (Japan), August 2015.

Towards eco-friendly applications, breeding of Tanacetum, regulation of pyrethrins, gene expression & pyrethrin biosynthesis, green leaf volatiles & terpenes, herbivore & pest control, target site actions & resistance

For more details check out: http://www.ishs.org/symposium/390

 

2014 Borlaug Dialogue Focuses On Greatest Challenge in Human History
4 months 1 week ago

Concluding the Norman Borlaug Centennial Year, experts will explore the question of whether we can sustainably feed the 9 billion people who will be on our planet by the year 2050.

VI International Symposium on Production and Establishment of Micropropagated Plants
4 months 2 weeks ago

VI International Symposium on Production and Establishment of Micropropagated Plants
San Remo (Italy), April 2015

Preliminary Announcement. For more details check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/384

IX International Symposium on Artichoke, Cardoon and their Wild Relatives
4 months 2 weeks ago

IX International Symposium on Artichoke, Cardoon and their Wild Relatives
La Plata (Argentina), September 2015.

Preliminary announcement - for more details check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/424

IX International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding
4 months 4 weeks ago

Preliminary announcement for the organization of the: IX International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding in Giza, Egypt, January 2016.

More details will gradually be made available: http://www.ishs.org/symposium/492

New Ornamental Crops and Protea Research Symposia and Conference
4 months 4 weeks ago

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

http://www.ishs.org/symposium/422

VI Balkan Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes - 2nd Announcement
5 months 1 week ago

VI Balkan Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes - Zagreb (Croatia), September 2014. Second Announcement is now available online in the symposium web pages.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until June 1, 2014 - for more details check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/372

We are looking forward to hosting you in Zagreb!
Dr. Bozidar Benko and Dr. Sanja Fabek, Conveners

 

V International Conference Postharvest Unlimited
6 months 3 days ago

V International Conference Postharvest Unlimited
Cyprus, June 2014.

It is our pleasure to announce the Scientific Program of the V International Postharvest Unlimited Symposium. The program is comprised of 17 keynote talks, 69 oral presentations and 130 poster presentations. Exceptionally, this event is supported by the COST Actions FA1104 'Sustainable production of high-quality cherries for the European market' and FA1106 'An integrated systems approach to determine the developmental mechanisms controlling fleshy fruit quality in tomato and grapevine'.

Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century
6 months 1 week ago

The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
For the first time in human history, food production will be limited on a global scale by the availability of land, water and energy," said Dr. Fred Davies, senior science advisor for the agency's bureau of food security. "Food issues could become as politically destabilizing by 2050 as energy issues are today."

I International Symposium on Moringa - First Announcement
6 months 2 weeks ago

I International Symposium on Moringa
Manila (Philippines), November 2015

http://www.ishs.org/symposium/488

Chronica Horticulturae 54 number 1 (March 2014)
6 months 3 weeks ago

Chronica Horticulturae 54 number 1 (March 2014) is available now. 

To download your copy go to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol54nr1 

The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application
7 months 2 days ago

The World Food Prize Foundation is seeking nominations for the The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

ISHS Elections: Executive Committee
7 months 1 week ago

Below is the result in the elections for the ISHS Executive Committee (2014-2018)
Elected Chairpersons will come into office by the end of the 2014 International Horticultural Congress (Brisbane, August 2014) where the results of the elections will be confirmed by the ISHS Council:

Scripta Horticulturae 17: Following Walnut Footprints
7 months 2 weeks ago

This edition on Walnuts is the fifth in the "Following Footprints" series published in Scripta Horticulturae (previously published "Following Footprints" volumes cover Almond, Pistachio, Chestnut and Olive).

Look inside - preview the first chapter 'Afghanistan' for free

Floralies International – Nantes, France
8 months 4 days ago

Prestigious floral event, the Floralies International – Nantes, take place in Nantes (France), every 5 years since 1956. For the 11th Floralies International – Nantes from 8th to 18th may 2014, the visitors are invited to discover ornamental scenes develop by professionals and passionate amateurs from all over France and around the world. During 11 days, the "Parc de la Beaujoire" will be transformed into a beautiful ephemeral garden.

2014 International Year of Family Farming
8 months 6 days ago

The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) aims to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.

Miklos Faust Travel Award for Young Pomologists
8 months 2 weeks ago

The Miklos Faust International Travel Award for Young Pomologists is soliciting applications for financial assistance to attend the International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane, Australia on August 17-22, 2014.

Surveys on crop diversity / neglected and underutilized species
8 months 4 weeks ago

The Commission Plant Genetic Resources supports Bioversity International in the following surveys.

The neglected and underutilized species (NUS) team at Bioversity International kindly requests your participation in two surveys that Bioversity International and FAO are conducting targeting the agricultural research and development community interested in crop diversity or neglected and underutilized species (NUS).

33rd International Vegetable Training Course - Vegetables: From Seed to Table and Beyond
9 months 2 weeks ago

33rd International Vegetable Training Course (IVTC) of AVRDC; Vegetables: From Seed to Table and Beyond
Bangkok, Thailand, 15 September – 5 December 2014.

Newsletter N° 10: January 2014 - Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
9 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

Commission Plant Genetic Resources update January 2014
9 months 3 weeks ago

Dear Members of the Commission Plant Genetic Resources - as the year 2014 has started I would like to give you an update of activities of the Commission in 2013 and our plans for the time ahead.

Dr. Ron Porat, Volcani Institute
11 months 1 week ago

While Israeli growers certainly have their share of challenges, including high labor costs and water scarcity, they also have several things in their favor. One of those advantages is the Volcani Institute, the research arm of the Ministry of Agriculture, where researchers work on practical breakthroughs to help Israeli growers better ship their produce all over the world"When we send fruit to Europe, it takes us longer," said Dr.

ISHS Elections - update your membership account
11 months 2 weeks ago

The ISHS Secretariat will soon be initiating the procedure for the election of Section and Commission Chairs and Vice Chairs. During the next International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014, Brisbane, Australia, August 2014) those (re)elected will come into office for the next 4-year term: 2014-2018 (until the next IHC2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, 2018).

Both the election rounds as well as the preliminary nomination of candidates are reserved to ISHS members-only.

International Symposium on Physiological Principles and Their Application to Fruit Production
11 months 3 weeks ago

An outstanding group of fruit crop physiologists is retiring including (in alphabetical order) Ted DeJong, University of California-Davis; James Flore, Michigan State University; Duane Greene, University of Massachusetts; Alan Lakso, Cornell University; John Palmer, Plant and Food; and James Syvertsen, University of Florida.

IHC2014: Call for Abstracts closing shortly on 1 November 2013
1 year 8 hours ago

UPDATE 2: November 11, 2013: Abstract submissions have now closed - registration is open!

UPDATE: November 1, 2013: Call for abstracts extended. FINAL DEADLINE is Friday 8 November!

The Call for Abstracts for the 9th International Horticultural Congress 2014 will be closing shortly on 1 November 2013. If you haven't already submitted your abstract and intend on presenting at the Congress, don't miss this opportunity. To submit your abstract:

Workgroup Medicinal Plants and Natural Products: strategic planning webinar
1 year 1 week ago

The ISHS Workgroup Medicinal Plants and Natural Products is scheduling a strategic planning webinar to take place on Monday, December 16 2013 at 10:30am EST.

The purpose is to create a more productive strategy and plan of action for the Workgroup. 

Focus will be on enhanced communication, collaboration and cooperation with members of the ISHS Section Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.

Agenda will include:

October 2013 Newsletter (#10): Commission Education, Research Training and Consultancy
1 year 2 weeks ago
1. Welcome

With the 29th International Horticultural Congress just over a year away and abstracts closing off on November 1 2013 we thought it best to bring out the newsletter a little earlier to remind all members of the Commission and ISHS that abstracts for IHC2014 are now open. When submitting your abstract please follow the procedure outlined on the IHC website (http://www.ihc2014.org/) that will enable you to access the presenter' portal and download the abstract template.

International Symposium on Fruit Culture and its Traditional Knowledge along Silk Road Countries
1 year 3 weeks ago

International Symposium on Fruit Culture and its Traditional Knowledge along Silk Road Countries
Tbilisi (Georgia) and Yerevan (Armenia) - November 4-8, 2013

The official programme is now available online - check out the symposium website (see below).

IV International Symposium on Loquat - Second Announcement
1 year 1 month ago

Abstract submission deadline is December 31, 2013. For more details check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/343

International Practical Pineapple Course, Costa Rica October 2013
1 year 1 month ago

International Practical Pineapple Course, Costa Rica October 2013

Practical "hands-on" course based on operations, including visits to pineapple fields, discussions with growers, given by a team of experienced professionals for local and international operational management decision makers. Location: pineapple growing area North Costa Rica, October 28-31, 2013

Newsletter 13 (September 2013): Commission Economics and Management
1 year 1 month ago

The latest newsletter of the ISHS Commission Economics and Management is available for download from the Commission home page: http://www.ishs.org/economics-and-management

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