HortDialogues - an ISHS series of live & on-demand horticultural videos and webinars
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DNA analysis approaches boost breeding in asexually reproduced crops - a KeyGene Seminar supported by the ISHS Division Ornamentals
For many plant breeders, making steps in using DNA-analysis approaches, such as molecular markers for selection and DNA sequencing for better insight into genetic variation, may feel more challenging than it actually is. This especially holds for breeders of asexually reproduced crops, who are often discouraged by the complexity of their crops' genetics and the limited international community effort compared with other crops such as cereals. Breeders of asexually reproduced crops who now use DNA analysis approaches will often confirm the value of these approaches bring to their variety development, and can explain about the leaps made thanks to such approaches and the challenges they have been facing or maybe are facing now. Experience of early adopters of DNA analysis approaches shows that when starting the journey of using DNA analysis approaches, building genomic and genetic toolboxes, staging the integration of different molecular technologies and building internal capabilities are crucial success factors. That is why KeyGene organized, together with partners, a Seminar (on-site and online) on September 27 around this theme, featuring experts from the plant breeding industry. These experts breed for different asexually propagated crops: soft fruits, plantation, potatoes and ornamentals. They share their experience from the past, lessons learned and views on the future, regarding the use of DNA analysis approaches to accelerate breeding of advanced varieties that combine traits desired by growers, traders, retail and end users.- click here for more information and to watch the on-demand video content
FAO-ISHS Fruit and Vegetable Small-Scale Farming Webinar Series: Innovative Technologies for Small-Scale Farmers
As part of the Fruit and Vegetable Small-Scale Farming Webinar Series, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) are hosting this webinar on Innovative Technologies for Small-Scale Farmers. Topics include adapted technologies, protected cultivation systems resilient to shocks and stresses, remote sensing of crops, nutrients, water, pests and diseases, use of tractors, drones and satellites. - click here for more information and to watch the on-demand video content
FAO-ISHS Fruit and Vegetable Small-Scale Farming Webinar Series: Urban and Peri-urban Production Systems for Improved Livelihoods
As part of the Fruit and Vegetable Small-Scale Farming Webinar Series, FAO and ISHS are hosting a webinar on urban and peri-urban production systems for improved livelihoods in low- and middle-income countries. Topics include challenges, opportunities and progress towards sustainable fruit- and vegetable-based food systems, drawing on topics such as sustainable production and market access, simplified practices and technologies, successful coping strategies of family farmers under protracted crisis conditions, and food policies supporting urban and peri-urban agriculture. - click here for more information and to watch the on-demand video content
Vertical Farming (a series of ISHS Talks on Vertical Farming organized by Prof. Dr. Francesco Orsini, Prof. Dr. Leo F.M. Marcelis and Prof. Dr. Murat Kacira)
ISHS Talks on Vertical Farming - a series of recorded webinars targeting key research questions associated to vertical farming - click here for more information and to watch the on-demand video content
Plant Genetic Resources for food security (Moderator Prof. Dr. Jorge Canhoto)
Date: September 23, 2021 (17:00 CEST) - click here for more information and to watch the recorded video content
What does Science say about fruits and vegetables and health? (Prof. Dr. Yves Desjardins)
Date: September 8, 2021 (15:00 CEST) - click here for more information and to watch the recorded video content
Biotechnology inputs for the agri-forestry sector (Moderator Prof. Dr. Jorge Canhoto)
Date: July 15, 2021 (10:00 CEST) - click here for more information and to watch the recorded video content
Agroecology (a series of 3 webinars initiated by Prof. Dr. Uygun Aksoy):
May 10, May 26 and June 16, 2021 - click here for more information and to watch the recorded video content
Peach (a series of 4 webinars initiated by Prof. Dr. George Manganaris)
Date: June 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2021 - click here for more information and to watch the recorded video content