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October 2013 Newsletter (#10): Commission Education, Research Training and Consultancy
3 years 10 months 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
3 years 10 months 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
3 years 11 months 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
3 years 11 months 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
3 years 11 months 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

Commission Economics and Management: Best Dissertation Award 2013
3 years 11 months ago

The International Society for Horticultural Science Best Dissertation Award is given to foster and disseminate research in Horticultural Economics and Management. It is presented annually to the person who has submitted the best doctoral dissertation for which a doctoral degree has been granted.

San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment - DORA
3 years 11 months ago

Yves Desjardins, ISHS Board Member Responsible for Publications

Saffronomics FA 1101 COST-action Conference
3 years 11 months ago

The Saffronomics FA 1101 COST-action invites interested researchers to join the Conference on Omics technologies for crop improvement and traceability in saffron and allied species. The conference will be held inthe Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) Tulln-Austria. Date: 14 - 16 November 2013. http://www.saffronomics.org/

Newsletter N° 9: July 2013 - Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
3 years 12 months 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

A World Without Bees - Time Magazine
3 years 12 months ago

The Plight of the Honeybee — article in Time Magazine by Bryan Walsh

A Global Survey on the Conservation and Use of Citrus Genetic Resources
3 years 12 months ago

ISHS members are invited to complete the survey aimed to support the development of a global strategy for the conservation and use of citrus genetic resources. We would very much appreciate if you could spare the time to download the citrus_collections_survey_august2013.docx document (a link to which may be found in the 'Documents:' section at the bottom right below the text of this announcement), complete the survey and send it to Dr Mikeal Roose or Dr Richard Lee as indicated. Thank you very much for your contribution to this global effort.

International Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products
4 years 1 week ago

ISHS Regrets to inform that the organizers of the meeting in Peru had to decide to cancel the meeting which was scheduled to take place in Lima, October 2013.

Check out the ISHS Calendar of Events for alternative meetings: http://www.ishs.org/calendar

International Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products (Lima, Peru, 10/2013): Canceled

 

HortiKoala
4 years 2 weeks ago

The IHC2014 mascot has a name!

The Organizing Committee of the 2014 International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane Australia (IHC2014) announced they received some excellent suggestions as a name for the IHC2014 mascot and they are pleased to announce they've picked one! The favourite name came from Vera Sergeeva and the little koala will now be called "HortiKoala"!

ISHS Working Group on Pecan and other Carya
4 years 3 weeks ago

ISHS has the pleasure to announce the launch of a new Working Group on Pecan and other Carya within the ISHS Section Nuts and Mediterranean Climate Fruits.

Innovation and New Technologies in Protected Cultivation at IHC2014
4 years 3 weeks ago

The next International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014) will be held in Brisbane, Australia (17-22 August 2014).

As in past Congresses, significant scientific events have been included within the IHC2014 programme.

An important International Symposium entitled Innovation and New Technologies in Protected Cultivation has already been planned and detailed organisation is under way.

Pineapple Newsletter
4 years 4 weeks ago

Pineapple Newsletter 20: July 2013 is available online. Check out the Pineapple Newsletters link online at http://www.ishs.org/pineapple

 

VIII International Symposium on Kiwifruit
4 years 4 weeks ago

VIII International Symposium on Kiwifruit, China, September 2014

First announcement and call of abstracts.

Deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2014 and deadline for fulltext submissions is April 15, 2014.

Check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/354 for more information

 Institute of Horticulture (UK)
4 years 1 month ago

The Institute of Horticulture (IoH) announced that Her Majesty the Queen (UK) has been graciously pleased to grant a Royal Charter to the IoH.

13th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato (2014, Sirmione, Italy)
4 years 1 month ago

The 13th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato will be held in parallel with the 11th World Processing Tomato Congress in Sirmione (Italy) on 8-11 June 2014.

Temperate Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics
4 years 1 month ago

ISHS Working Group Temperate Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics: Download Newsletter 9 (July 2013)

Plants perform complex mathematical equations throughout the night to prevent starvation
4 years 2 months ago

Plants perform complex mathematical equations throughout the night to prevent starvation until they can feed at sunrise; scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norfolk (UK) have discovered plants 'count' their starch and divide it by the number of hours of darkness to ensure the right levels are used.

XII International Pear Symposium
4 years 2 months ago

XII International Pear Symposium is scheduled to take place in Leuven, Belgium, July 2014.

For more details check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/371

Abstract submissions (check out the symposium page for deadlines):
http://www.actahort.org/members/symposiar?nr=371

 

VIII International Peach Symposium
4 years 2 months ago

 

A video stream is scheduled for June 18, 2013 at 4.00 pm Central European Time live from the VIII International Peach Symposium (Matera, Italy) covering a round table discussion preceded with a lecture by Des Layne entitled Everything about peaches: website, social media, YouTube and other tools for peach grower education.

Chronica Horticulturae 53 number 2 (June 2013)
4 years 2 months ago

Chronica Horticulturae volume 53 number 2 (June 2013) is available now. 

To download your copy go to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol53nr2 

ISVG2014 - Vegetable Grafting
4 years 3 months ago

I International Symposium on Vegetable Grafting - ISVG2014, Wuhan, Hubei Province (China), March 2014

First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

See http://www.ishs.org/symposium/380 for more details.

 

XIII International Asparagus Symposium
4 years 3 months ago

XIII International Asparagus Symposium, October 2013, China: First announcement and call for abstracts

See http://www.ishs.org/symposium/257 for more details

II International Orchid Symposium, Thailand, 2014
4 years 3 months ago

First announcement and call for papers: II International Orchid Symposium, Bangkok (Thailand), February 2014

Check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/341 for more details.

XIII International Symposium on the Processing Tomato
4 years 3 months ago

Symposium website and call for papers is now available online for the

XIII International Symposium on the Processing Tomato - XI World Processing Tomato Congress which is to take place in June 2014 in Italy.

Check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/407 for more details.

XIII International Workshop on Fire Blight
4 years 3 months ago

XIII International Workshop on Fire Blight, Switzerland, 2013

Final Call for Abstracts - Early Bird Registration deadline closes May 17, 2013

More details: http://www.ishs.org/symposium/323

IV International Symposium on Loquat
4 years 3 months ago

IV International Symposium on Loquat, Palermo, Italy, May 2014

First announcement and symposium website: check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/343

ISHS Commission Molecular Biology and In Vitro Culture
4 years 4 months ago

ISHS Commission Molecular Biology and In Vitro Culture, Newsletter N° 6: April 2013 is available now. 

Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology (JHSB)
4 years 4 months ago

The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology (JHSB) is the premiere leading and oldest established Journal for publishing new research results in horticultural science and allied subjects.

JHSB has an eminent track record for publishing the results from internationally alpha rated highest grade research quickly and effectively. Members of ISHS are invited to select JHSB as their first choice for publishing their results.

9th Triennial African Potato Association (APA) conference
4 years 4 months ago

APA 2013: The African Potato Association (APA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya, the National Potato Council of Kenya, and the International Potato Center are hosting the Ninth Triennial African Potato Association (APA) conference, which will be held at the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha, Kenya from the 30th of June through to the 4th of July 2013.

The meeting will have 3 specific objectives:

Abstract submissions for IHC2014 (Brisbane, Australia) are now open
4 years 4 months ago

Abstract submissions for IHC2014 are now open. Authors are able to submit their abstracts online via the IHC2014 website. Submissions will close in November 2013 and accepted abstracts will be published on a Congress USB stick which registered delegates will receive onsite.

Keyhole Garden Grows Nutrition, Prosperity in Sudan
4 years 5 months ago

Darou Abdulmalik is doing something remarkable with help from something remarkably simple. She is feeding her family of 11 in Sudan with the nutritious vegetables she grows at home in Kulbus, West Darfur—in a 6-foot diameter plot called a keyhole garden. Darou Abdulmalik feeds her family of 11 with the nutritious vegetables she grows in her keyhole garden next to the family home in West Darfur, Sudan. "Since I built my keyhole garden in April, I have harvested 15 times," Darou says.

Ornamental Horticulture in the Global Greenhouse
4 years 5 months ago

Dear Members of ISHS Section for Ornamental Plants, As you already know the International Horticulture Congress will take place in August 2014 in Brisbane. A range of symposia are planned, please check www.ihc2014.org. Our section together with Commission Protected Cultivation is planning the Ornamental Symposium entitled "Ornamental Horticulture in the Global Greenhouse", conveners: Richard Criley (USA), Ed Morgan (New Zealand) and myself (Germany).

Chronica Horticulturae 53 number 1 (March 2013)
4 years 5 months ago

Chronica Horticulturae 53 number 1 (March 2013) is available for download. 

Horticultural Highlights: Results from the ISHS Membership Survey 2012 • Peat, Politics and Pressure Groups • History and Early Development of the Modern Chrysanthemum • History, Myth and Conservation Threat of the African Baobab Tree in India

CABI
4 years 5 months ago

CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. As part of its development plans for horticulture, CABI is carrying out a 10-15 minutes survey of current information needs and uses in horticulture. The goal of the survey is 'to develop new or better products for horticulturists worldwide'. CABI is calling upon ISHS members' views on what sort of information and tools they find useful.

bibliometrics
4 years 5 months ago

Viewpoint by Prof. Dr. António A. Monteiro, President of ISHS, originally published as a "Postcard" in Chronica Horticulturae 53/01, March 2013

I International Symposium on Bacterial Canker of Kiwifruit (Psa)
4 years 5 months ago

I International Symposium on Bacterial Canker of Kiwifruit (Psa) - Tauranga (New Zealand) - November 2013 is now accepting abstracts. Check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/451 for more details.

III International Symposium on Molecular Markers in Horticulture - First Announcement
4 years 5 months ago

In the last few decades, the discovery of new molecular markers has revolutionized plant breeding, offering the scientific community a wide range of tools suitable for developing novel and improved accessions characteristics in a variety of species. Several fields of research have benefited from the application of these techniques.

Postharvest Unlimited V
4 years 5 months ago

First announcement and launch of symposium website for V International Conference Postharvest Unlimited (Cyprus, June 2014).

Check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/295 for more details.

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL)
4 years 5 months ago

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) is responsible for the national management and coordination of R&D for Australia's horticultural industries including fruit, vegetables, nuts, nursery, turf, cut flowers and extractive crops. HAL is inviting preliminary proposals for new research concepts, ideas and technologies that are transformational in nature.

Middle East Horticultural Summit 2013
4 years 5 months ago

The 1st Middle East Horticultural Summit will take place in 2013 with a speaker panel made up of horticulture industry professionals from across the world. This innovative event will focus on research and its potential on the future development of horticulture.

blueberry
4 years 5 months ago

Unseasonably cold weather may have some Florida blueberry growers frustrated, but frost will not prevent the U.S. state from having a peak production year. Florida Blueberry Growers Association president Bill Braswell explained that despite a serious cold snap right before harvest time, Florida is in for a strong year. "For total output, we're probably going to have a record year but that's going to be because we have so many more acres on the ground. We had enough chill to set a decent crop. We're going to have a good season," he said.

Dr. Robert Prange
4 years 5 months ago

In a ceremony on 14 February 2013, Dr. Robert Prange, Chair of the ISHS Commission for Sustainability through Integrated and Organic Horticulture, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He received the Medal in recognition of his dedicated service to his peers, his community and to Canada.

The World Food Prize
4 years 5 months ago

The $10,000 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, will be presented every October in Des Moines, Iowa, by the World Food Prize Foundation.

East Malling Research
4 years 5 months ago

In 2013, East Malling Research (United Kingdom) will be celebrating 100 years of plant science at this world-famous research institute - science that has shaped the way we understand and can manipulate plants to produce high value, nutritious fruit crops across the globe. To mark this Centenary, East Malling Research organising a two-day international conference on 6-7 November 2013.

VIII International Congress on Cactus Pear and Cochineal
4 years 5 months ago

First Announcement: VIII International Congress on Cactus Pear and Cochineal. The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), FAO-ICARDA Cactusnet and the Department of Agricultural and forestry Science of the University of Palermo (IT), jointly with the Department di Economia e Sistemi Arborei/ University of Sassari (IT) and the Italian Society for Horticultural Science (SOI) invite researchers, growers and processing managers to attend the VIII International Cactus pear and Cochineal Symposium.

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