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Bayer event at SHE2021: Sustainability through innovation
3 hours 10 min ago

According to its press release Bayer will introduce Vynyty Citrus®, its latest biological and pheromone-based crop protection product to control pests on citrus farms during the International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe – SHE2021, March 8-11.

Bayer is a main sponsor of this ISHS European Regional Horticultural Congress, which invites scientists and industry leaders to discuss the latest achievements and developments in horticulture.

email phishing - cybersecurity - scam alert
1 week 2 days ago

Beware of scams implying association with ISHS

The ISHS is aware of various correspondences, being circulated via e-mails, from internet websites, and via regular mail or fax, falsely stating that they are issued by or associated with ISHS, the ISHS Board and/or its officials.

Such scams, which may ultimately seek to extract money and/or personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.

Neither ISHS nor its officials are engaging in such practices.

Call for human interest stories for the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables
1 week 6 days ago

Dear colleagues,

The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) as a privileged partner society supporting the IYFV is pleased to invite you to contribute to the special call for human interest stories for the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV-2021). Your story could be about a farmer, a teacher, or someone who works in the public or private sector or someone working in local government, a civil-society organization, a university, FAO or another UN agency.

eJHS Volume 86/1 (February 2021)
1 week 6 days ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 86, issue 1, February 2021) including the following articles:

IV Asian Horticultural Congress - AHC2023
3 weeks 3 days ago

Save the date:

IV Asian Horticultural Congress - AHC2023
Heritage and Innovation for Future Asian Horticulture

Tokyo, Japan, August 28-31, 2023

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science (JSHS)

#AHC2023
https://www.ishs.org/symposium/741

XII International Symposium on Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology
3 weeks 3 days ago

We are thankful to all those who have already submitted abstracts to the XII International Symposium on Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology, which will be held in Hotel Palisad in Zlatibor, Serbia from September 14-17, 2021.

Passing away of Prof. Dr. Jens Wünsche
1 month 5 days ago

With great sadness ISHS announces that on 27 January 2021 long-time ISHS member, Editor-in-Chief of the eJHS Journal (check the editorial and tribute to Jens Wünsche in eJHS vol.86/01), former representative on ISHS Council for Germany, and former ISHS Board member, Prof. Dr. Jens N. Wünsche (Stuttgart, Germany) passed away after a long illness.

Fruits Volume 76/1 (January-February 2021)
1 month 1 week ago

Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at https://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 76, issue 1, January-February 2021).

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 60 Number 4
2 months 1 week ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 60 Number 4 (December 2020) is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol60nr4 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.

Topics in this number include

News & Views from the Board

eJHS Volume 85/6 (December 2020)
2 months 1 week ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 85, issue 6, December 2020) including the following articles:

Save the date: IX International Olive Symposium
2 months 3 weeks ago

Save the date: IX International Olive Symposium

Davis, California, USA: 24-28 September 2023

#olive2023

https://www.ishs.org/symposium/637

Carrots and Related Apiaceae Crops, 2nd edn.
3 months 5 days ago

The book reviewed below is a non-ISHS-publication. For ISHS publications covering these or other subjects, visit the ISHS Acta Horticulturae website https://www.actahort.org or check out https://www.ishs.org/acta-horticulturae/R03 for a selection of Acta Horticulturae issues related to the ISHS Carrot and Other Apiaceae Working Group.

Fruits Volume 75/6 (November-December 2020)
3 months 1 week ago

Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at https://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 75, issue 6, November-December 2020).

2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV)
3 months 2 weeks ago

The UN General Assembly designated 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV) - http://www.fao.org/fruits-vegetables-2021.

FAO is the lead agency for celebrating the year in collaboration with other relevant organizations and bodies of the United Nations system.

Save the date: X International Peach Symposium
3 months 2 weeks ago

Save the date: X International Peach Symposium

Naoussa (Greece), 30 May - 3 June 2022

#peach2022

https://www.ishs.org/symposium/431

Delay in the start date of the 5th International Asparagus Cultivar Trial (5IACT)
3 months 2 weeks ago

Delay in the start-date of the 5th International Asparagus Cultivar Trial (5IACT)

Dear Members of the ISHS Asparagus Working Group,

Due to the continuing pandemic, we have officially moved the XV International Asparagus Symposium date to June 12-15, 2022: www.IAS2022.com. Also it has become unfeasible to organize the 5IACT to begin next year. Therefore we have also moved the start date of the 5IACT to 2022.

eJHS Volume 85/5 (October 2020) - Thematic issue: Vertifarm
4 months 1 week ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 85, issue 5, October 2020) - Thematic Issue: Vertifarm - including the following articles:

Webinar: Winners of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge’2
4 months 3 weeks ago

Webinar: Winners of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge'2
Tuesday 27 October 2020, 17.00 - 18.30 (CEST)

During this on-line event three talented student teams will present ambitious urban greenhouse concepts that brought them to the podium of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge.

Fruits Volume 75/5 (September-October 2020)
4 months 4 weeks ago

Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at https://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 75, issue 5, September-October 2020).

VII International Symposium on Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Horticultural Supply Chain - Model-IT 2023
4 months 4 weeks ago

Save the date: VII International Symposium on Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Horticultural Supply Chain - Model-IT 2023

Potsdam, Germany, 11-14 June 2023

#ModelIT2023

https://www.ishs.org/symposium/723

VII International Symposium on Fig
5 months 1 hour ago

Save the date: VII International Symposium on Fig

Weiyuan, Neijiang City, Sichuan Province, China, August 14-20, 2023

#Fig2023

https://www.ishs.org/symposium/734

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 60 Number 3
5 months 3 weeks ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 60 Number 3 (September 2020) is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol60nr3 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.

Topics in this number include

News & Views from the Board

eJHS Volume 85/4 (August 2020)
6 months 1 week ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 85, issue 4, August 2020) including the following articles:

Fruits Volume 75/4 (July-August 2020)
6 months 1 week ago

Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at https://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 75, issue 4, July-August 2020).

Pineapple News #27 (August 2020)
6 months 3 weeks ago

Pineapple News #27 - the newsletter of the ISHS Pineapple Working Group - is available.

Check out the Working Group home page at https://www.ishs.org/pineapple and select > Pineapple Newsletters

Extension of the deadline to participate in the 5th International Asparagus Cultivar Trial (5IACT)
8 months 5 days ago

Extension of the deadline to participate in the 5th International Asparagus Cultivar Trial (5IACT)

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 60 Number 2
8 months 1 week ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 60 Number 2 (June 2020) is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol60nr2 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.

Topics in this number include

News & Views from the Board

Overview of ISHS symposia rescheduled due to Covid-19
8 months 1 week ago

ISHS Board and Executive Committee in close consultation with the respective ISHS Working Group Chairs and the symposium conveners of the ISHS Symposia affected have been working hard to mitigate the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the ISHS Calendar of Events scheduled and to find the best possible date for the meetings to be re-scheduled in future.

eJHS Volume 85/3 (June 2020)
8 months 1 week ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 85, issue 3, June 2020) including the following articles:

Combined effect of heat treatment and moringa leaf extract (MLE) on colour development, quality and postharvest life of tomatoes
8 months 2 weeks ago

Bonga Ngcobo is a PhD student in the Discipline of Horticultural Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He graduated with a BSc Agric and Masters (cum laude) from the same University and continued his studies under the supervision of Professor Isa Bertling, from the same Discipline, and Dr. Alistair Clulow, from the Discipline of Agrometeorology. His research focuses on improving the quality and yield of solanaceous (nightshade) crops using innovative, potential horticultural practices, such as application of moringa leaf extract and heat treatments.

Pomological, quality and organoleptic traits of some autochthonous apple cultivars in Prespa region, North Macedonia
8 months 2 weeks ago

Nikola Saraginovski is pursuing a PhD degree at Saints Cyril and Methodius University, while working as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Fruit Growing at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food, in Skopje, North Macedonia. He participated in the IV Balkan Symposium on Fruit Growing in Istanbul, Turkey, with the research entitled: “Pomological, quality and organoleptic traits of some autochthonous apple cultivars in Prespa Region, North Macedonia”. In the most important apple (Malus × domestica) growing region in the country, Prespa, apples have been grown for centuries.

Improving the storage quality of mulberry fruit (Morus nigra L.) by different bio-materials
8 months 2 weeks ago

İbrahim Kahramanoğlu holds a PhD in Postharvest Biology and Technology and works as a lecturer at the European University of Lefke (Northern Cyprus). The objective of his studies is to test the effects of eco-friendly and edible bio-materials on the postharvest storability of fresh products. The human population on earth is increasing tremendously while available resources (i.e., water and soil) are continuously being regionally depleted. Therefore, postharvest storage of fresh products is as important as their production.

Small RNA deep sequencing for plant virus discovery in cultivated Rubus and Ribes in Finland
8 months 2 weeks ago

Small RNA (sRNA) sequences are precisely 21, 22 and 24 nt (nucleotide) in length. Deep sequencing of sRNAs generates sRNA datasets. This procedure allows for the discovery of novel viruses and the identification of viral genomes for use in reference databases. RNA samples from Rubus and Ribes germplasm in Finland were combined for a large-scale virus diagnosis. The collection included ten red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) mother plants and one accession each from blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.) and redcurrant (Ribes rubrum L.) cultivars.

Biodegradable and non-degradable plastic mulches increase raspberry yield
8 months 2 weeks ago

Growers and scientists alike within the field of horticulture are continually seeking ways to improve sustainable production of food crops. The application of plastic mulches is one way to enhance crop production through improved weed management and modification of soil temperature and moisture. However, the use of plastics in society is under scrutiny and end-of-life management of agricultural plastics is a growing concern that threatens sustainability. Biodegradable plastics are an alternative to non-degradable polyethylene and polypropylene plastic mulches.

Fruits Volume 75/3 (May-June 2020)
9 months 3 days ago

Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at https://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 75, issue 3, May-June 2020).

Second International Symposium on Moringa (ISM-2019)
9 months 3 weeks ago

For the first time under the aegis of the ISHS, the II International Symposium on Moringa was held from 10-13 November 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa.

The symposium was jointly organized by ISHS, the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), the Moringa Development Association of South Africa (MDASA), and the University of Witwatersrand (WITS), University of Pretoria (UP), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), and Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).

eJHS Volume 85/2 (April 2020)
9 months 3 weeks ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 85, issue 2, April 2020) including the following articles:

Fruits Volume 75/2 (March-April 2020)
11 months 4 days ago

Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at https://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 75, issue 2, March-April 2020).

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 60 Number 1
11 months 3 weeks ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 60 Number 1 (March 2020) is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol60nr1 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.

Topics in this number include

News & Views from the Board

Current Impact of Covid-19 on the ISHS symposia
11 months 4 weeks ago

Impact of Covid-19 on the ISHS symposia

We understand that this is a time of concern. The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) is taking all developments concerning the coronavirus (Covid-19) seriously and will continue to closely monitor and adequately respond to this unprecedented situation.

The ISHS Secretariat is working in close cooperation with the respective conveners of ISHS symposia and regional congresses who have been forced to suspend meetings because of the coronavirus issue, to find the best possible alternative.

eJHS Volume 85/1 (February 2020)
11 months 4 weeks ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 85, issue 1, February 2020) including the following articles:

Principles of Modern Fruit Science - The ultimate textbook: understanding the fundamentals of plant science
12 months 3 hours ago

The title Principles of Modern Fruit Science marks the epitome of the tremendous advancements made over the years in understanding the fundamentals of plant sciences such as physiology, molecular biology, breeding, climatology, soil science and their integration into the comprehensive practice of profitable fruit production.

Dr. Sansavini and his colleagues are presenting a comprehensive textbook that covers each aspect of modern fruit growing and illustrates the evolution of complex fruit cultural systems over time.

Scripta Horticulturae #20: Global Kiwifruit Industrial Development Conference
12 months 5 hours ago

Scripta Horticulturae #20: Global Kiwifruit Industrial Development Conference has been published.

Check out the Scripta Horticulturae page for more details.

Temporary immersion systems for the production of Moringa oleifera tissues and metabolites
12 months 21 hours ago

Elmien Coetser is an MSc (Agric) Horticulture student at the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences under her main supervisor, Professor Elsa S. du Toit from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and co-supervisor, Professor Gerhard Prinsloo from the University of South Africa. She completed her degree in BSc (Agric) Plant Production and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria. Her current research involves tissue culture of Moringa oleifera using two different methods; conventional solidified medium method and temporary immersion bioreactors. M.

The role of plant water status on source water uptake
12 months 21 hours ago

All terrestrial plants transpire water, but where exactly does that water come from within the soil? This seemingly simple research question has been the subject of studies for many years. Stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen “tracers” have proven useful for shedding light on patterns of plant water use. However, the use of such tracers alone limits our understanding of patterns of source uptake and the mechanisms behind tracer observations. To go beyond this black box approach, we integrated measurements of stable isotope composition in xylem and soil water.

Combining flow-MRI and modeling approach to assess sap flux in tomato plant architecture in response to water deficit
12 months 21 hours ago

Variations of tomato fruit weight and composition throughout the cycle of production make the management of fruit yield and quality complex. These variations are linked to the fluctuation of water and carbon available for fruit growth and depend on the genotype and environmental conditions. Some structural functional plant models can predict the concentration of water and carbon in the plant architecture and the consequences on fruit growth. Obtaining measures of sap fluxes in situ is difficult.

Application of organic photo-voltaic films on fruit trees: a proof of concept for a self-sustainable orchard
12 months 22 hours ago

Gianmarco Bortolotti is a PhD student at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences of the University of Bologna, Italy. He participated in the International Symposium on Precision Management of Orchards and Vineyards, presenting innovative system integration of fruit trees and energy co-production. The study determined that more than 50% of the hail-net surface of an orchard can be covered by organic photovoltaic (OPV) films without decreasing plant performance. This was the initial concept of his research within the ecophysiology group led by Professor Luca Corelli Grappadelli.

In vitro biological activity of metabolic extracts of wild and cultivated species of the genus Polianthes
12 months 22 hours ago

Evelyn Y. Garcia-Ochoa graduated as Biotechnology Engineer from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. She is currently a student of the Master's Degree in Floriculture Sciences at the Center for Research and Assistance in Technology and Design of the State of Jalisco, A.C. (CIATEJ), Mexico, where she collaborates on the project 258866 supported by SEP CONACYT CB-2015-01 for the genetic improvement and flowering in Polianthes, under the supervision of Dr. Ernesto Tapia. Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) is the most well-known species of the genus.

Effect of different storage temperatures in flowering of Polianthes tuberosa L.
12 months 22 hours ago

Isabel Niebla López is a Master’s Degree student in Floriculture Sciences at the Research Center for Assistance in Technology and Design of Jalisco State, A.C. (CIATEJ), Mexico. Currently, her research evaluates different forcing temperature treatments to control the flowering time of Polianthes tuberosa. It is supported by SEP CONACYT CB-2015-01 project number 258866. The production of tuberose as a cut flower has great economic importance worldwide and it is carried out both in greenhouses and in open fields.

Exploring chamberless healing for small-scale production of grafted tomato transplants
12 months 22 hours ago

Tian Gong is a PhD student in the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, USA. She completed her B.S. and M.S. at Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University in 2015. Her dissertation research project is focused on categorizing tomato rootstock and scion interactions. The rootstock impacts on tomato scion's vegetative growth and reproductive development, especially fruit yield and quality, can be complex. A detailed understanding of rootstock-scion synergy and underlying mechanisms is needed to optimize the overall performance of grafted tomato plants.

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