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ISHS web services will be down for maintenance on December 6, 2021
1 week 1 day ago

On December 6, 2021 the ISHS website will be temporary down for scheduled maintenance and upgrades.

Careful planning of the scheduled technical maintenance operations ensures that the time-frame during which each of the ISHS online web services won't be available should be limited.

IHC2022: Call for abstracts - submission deadline extended
2 weeks 3 days ago

:: IHC2022 Abstract submission deadline extended to 20 December 2021 ::

Due to numerous requests and to allow as many people as possible to participate in the IHC2022, the local organizing committee in France has decided to extend the deadline for both the abstract submission as well as for the promotional offer of the super early bird discounted registration to December 20, 2021.

Save the date: VII International Symposium on Lychee, Longan and Other Sapindaceae Fruits
2 weeks 4 days ago

Save the date: VII International Symposium on Lychee, Longan and Other Sapindaceae Fruits

Guangzhou (China): June 27 - July 1, 2023
https://www.ishs.org/symposium/719

#lychee2023

eJHS Volume 86/5 (October 2021)
1 month 6 days ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 86, issue 5, October 2021) including the following articles:

IHC2022 workshop posters "Innovations in teaching methods"
1 month 1 week ago

Dear members of the ISHS Working Group Hydroponics & Aquaponics,
Please see below a call for posters at IHC2022 around the subject of "Innovations in teaching methods"
Regards, Graeme

Graeme Smith, CAg, MAIA
Chair – ISHS Working Group – Hydroponics & Aquaponics
Vice Chair – ISHS Division – Protected Cultivation & Soilless Culture
Cell: +61 (0)427 339 009
graeme@graemesmithconsulting.com

Passing away of Professor Aboelfetoh M. Abdalla (1956-2021) - ISHS Moringa Working Group
1 month 1 week ago

It is with great regret to share with you the passing away of Professor Aboelfetoh M. Abdalla (1956-2021) in Egypt this October 2021.

Professor Abdalla was one of the Moringa Pioneers who participated in the First International Symposium on Moringa in Manila, Philippines, November 2015, and the Second International Symposium on Moringa in Pretoria, South Africa, November 2019.

Professor Abdalla established "The Egyptian Scientific Association of Moringa".

Save the date: XIII International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems
1 month 3 weeks ago

Save the date:

XIII International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems

Napier, New Zealand, 26-30 January 2025

https://www.ishs.org/symposium/722

#OrchardSystems2025

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 61 Number 3
2 months 4 days ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 61 Number 3 (September 2021) is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol61nr3 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.

Topics in this number include

News & Views from the Board

Fruits Volume 76/5 (September-October 2021)
2 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 76, issue 5, September-October 2021).

Scientific partnerships to promote fruit and vegetable production
2 months 2 weeks ago

The new publication Fruit and Vegetables: Opportunities and challenges for small-scale sustainable farming, developed by FAO and CIRAD, provides comprehensive technical guidance and policy insights, with a particular focus on small-scale farmers, towards developing the fruit and vegetable sector to achieve the SDGs.

XIII International Rubus and Ribes Symposium
2 months 3 weeks ago

Save the date: XIII International Rubus and Ribes Symposium

Portland, Oregon (USA), 15-21 July 2023

https://www.ishs.org/symposium/731

#RubusRibes2023

eJHS Volume 86/4 (August 2021)
3 months 1 week ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 86, issue 4, August 2021) including the following articles:

Fruits Volume 76/4 (July-August 2021)
4 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 76, issue 4, July-August 2021).

IHC2022: Call for abstracts!
5 months 4 days ago

The International Horticultural Congress (IHC) is the most important scientific event organised under the aegis of the ISHS. An IHC takes place every four years and the next one, the 31st International Horticultural Congress, IHC2022 "Horticulture for a World in Transition" will be held in the city of Angers, France 14-20 August 2022.

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 61 Number 2
5 months 1 week ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 61 Number 2 (June 2021) is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol61nr2 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.

Topics in this number include

News & Views from the Board

eJHS Volume 86/3 (June 2021)
5 months 2 weeks ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 86, issue 3, June 2021) including the following articles:

Webinar: What does Science say about fruits and vegetables and health?
6 months 4 days ago

What does Science say about fruits and vegetables and health?

This presentation will reassess some of the well-described health effect of FAV polyphenols, ranging from glycemic control, lipid metabolism, weight gain and cognitive decline through the lens of the microbiota and the gut. We will hopefully demonstrate the foremost importance of FAV diet on human physiology and livelihood.

Webinar: Biotechnology inputs for the agri-forestry sector
6 months 5 days ago

Biotechnology inputs for the agri-forestry sector
Moderator Prof. Dr. Jorge Canhoto

https://www.ishs.org/hortdialogues

Biotechnology encompasses a set of techniques, from plant tissue culture to genetic transformation and gene editing, with wide applications in the agriculture and forestry sector in what is usually called as green biotechnology.

ISHS Talks on Vertical Farming
6 months 6 days ago

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

For details about the ISHS HortDialogues webinar series see https://www.ishs.org/hortdialogues

ISHS Talks on Vertical Farming - a series of recorded webinars targeting key research questions associated to vertical farming.

Microorganisms in aquaponics: insights on their functions and the potential modifications of their communities over the course of a full lettuce growth cycle
6 months 1 week ago

Mathilde Eck is a PhD student at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, Belgium, under the supervision of Prof. Haïssam Jijakli. Her thesis focuses on the study of microorganisms in aquaponics and their roles in nutrient cycles and plant growth promotion. Indeed, a better knowledge of the microbial processes in aquaponics could help foster the development of more sustainable and viable systems. Hence, she has decided to hinge her PhD around two main themes, each composed of two specific questions.

Mapping the powdery mildew resistance locus R1
6 months 1 week ago

Joshua Havill is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota, USA. He previously completed his BSc in Horticultural Science in 2014, and his MSc in Plant Pathology in 2017, which were both also obtained from the University of Minnesota. Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) cultivation has rapidly expanded across North America, returning to historical production areas that were focal points of production.

Genetic variations within the hop promoter genes for bitter acid and flavonoid biosynthesis partly explain phenotypic cultivar diversity
6 months 1 week ago

Pauline Seeburger is a BSc student at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. Her research examines the role of regulatory elements of biosynthesis genes for the production of secondary metabolites in hop plants. The hop plant is rich in secondary metabolites of which the bitter acids are essential for the characteristic taste of beer. Bitter acids are produced in the glands of the female hop flower (cone) through the bitter acid biosynthesis pathway. The biosynthesis relies on three key enzymes: valerophenone synthase, prenyltransferase 1, and prenyltransferase 2.

Innovative, sustainable practices to enhance quality and yield of tomato and pepper, main solanaceous fruit crops
6 months 1 week ago

Bonga Ngcobo is a senior PhD student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, in the Discipline of Horticultural Science. He holds a BSc Agric and Masters (cum laude) from the same University. Currently he is in the final stages of his doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Isa Bertling and Dr. Alistair Clulow. Bonga’s research focuses on using innovative and environmentally friendly treatments, such as LEDs, moringa, and heat treatment, to enhance growth, yield and nutritional quality of solanaceous (nightshade) crops.

Consumer behavior analysis for apples biofortified with selenium and the implications for conducting a market test in German food retailing
6 months 1 week ago

Ruth Kleine-Kalmer is a PhD candidate in the field of agricultural marketing under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Enneking. In her cooperative PhD at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and the University of Göttingen, she focuses on future challenges of food innovations taking into consideration global megatrends. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Diemo Daum, her research focused on consumer acceptance of a newly developed apple that was enriched with selenium via biofortification.

Determination of ammonia exposure of potted herbs in organic cultivation
6 months 1 week ago

Christian Frerichs is a PhD student at the Osnabrück University of Applied Science, Germany, supervised by Prof. Diemo Daum as well as Prof. Gabrielle Broll from the Osnabrück University. His research focuses on strategies to reduce the risk of nitrogen losses by ammonia volatilization and nitrate leaching in vegetable production. To assess this, he has conducted a series of fertilizer and field management trials with basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) in the greenhouse, as well as field-grown spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.).

Phytoextraction of mercury-contaminated soils using legumes
6 months 1 week ago

Nadine Sommer is a PhD Student at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. Her research focuses on the identification of mercury (Hg) tolerant plant species that are able to remediate soil by accumulating this heavy metal in their plant biomass. In Ghana, many soils are heavily contaminated with mercury, which is widely used in the amalgamation process of mining gold. Phytoremediation depends on the ion-accumulation capacity of plants. Hyperaccumulator plants can absorb high metal concentrations without visible or physiological symptoms.

Plant virus causing variegation in Camellia
6 months 1 week ago

Variegation in Camellia japonica flowers, so called “Fuiri” in Japanese, is identified as a white pattern in a red background. The margin of the pigmented area is unclear. This condition could be caused by a plant virus because the symptom can be transmitted to other individuals through grafting. But, until now, a causal virus had not been associated with the “Fuiri” symptoms. Our objective was to determine if this variegation was caused by a plant virus. We performed a bioassay and an isolation of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA).

Molecular mechanisms of cold acclimation in overwintering azaleas
6 months 1 week ago

Bing Liu is a postdoc in Ornamental Horticulture at the Department of Horticulture in Zhejiang University, China. She graduated with a Ph.D. in philosophy from the same university. During her studies as a graduate student, she worked for two years with Dr. Rajeev Arora at Iowa State University, on the photoprotective strategies employed by evergreen rhododendrons. Currently, her research explores the molecular mechanisms of cold acclimation in overwintering azaleas via RNA-seq.

Fruits Volume 76/3 (May-June 2021)
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 76, issue 3, May-June 2021).

Peach Webinars - June 1-4 2021
6 months 1 week ago

A series of 4 HortDialogues webinars on peach 'Current trends and challenges on peach fruit production' hosted by Prof. Dr. George Manganaris, convener of the 10th ISHS International Peach Symposium.

Save the date: X International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops
6 months 3 weeks ago

Save the date
X International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops
Stellenbosch, South Africa
29 January - 2 February 2023

#irrigation2023
https://www.ishs.org/symposium/738

Webinars on Agroecology
7 months 2 days ago

A series of webinars on Agroecology in 3 episodes - https://www.ishs.org/hortdialogues

eJHS Volume 86/2 (April 2021)
7 months 1 week ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 86, issue 2, April 2021) including the following articles:

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 61 Number 1
8 months 1 week ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 61 Number 1 (March 2021) is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol61nr1 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.

Topics in this number include

News & Views from the Board

Fruits Volume 76/2 (March-April 2021)
8 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 76, issue 2, March-April 2021).

Post-zygotic arrest of embryo development induces seedless fruits in kabosu (Citrus sphaerocarpa hort. ex Tanaka)
8 months 1 week ago

Katsuhisa Futagami is an MS student in the Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. He has been studying the theme during undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Kyushu University, under the supervision of Professor Yukio Ozaki and Assistant Professor Yuki Mizunoe. He attended the III Asian Horticultural Congress with the research entitled “Post-zygotic arrest of embryo development induces seedless fruits in kabosu (Citrus sphaerocarpa hort. ex. Tanaka)”.

A candidate mechanism controlling floral repression in hardly flowering cabbage mutant
8 months 1 week ago

Yu Kinoshita is a PhD student in the Graduate School of Agriculture at Kyoto University, Japan. She has studied a “hardly” flowering cabbage mutant under the supervision of Professor Munetaka Hosokawa. This cabbage mutant was found among the open-pollinated line ‘T15’ in an open field by Professor Susumu Yazawa 42 years ago and was named as ‘nfc’ (non-flowering cabbage). ‘nfc’ hardly flowers in the spring season even after plenty of low-temperature periods. Therefore, ‘nfc’ has been continually propagated vegetatively by cuttings.

Night temperature controlling for flowering in Chrysanthemum morifolium under high day temperature condition
8 months 1 week ago

I’m a PhD student in the Department of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture at Seoul Women’s University, Republic of Korea. I finished my BSc in 2016 and completed my MSc in 2018 at Seoul Women’s University. My dissertation research project is focused on growth and flowering of orchid plants in response to elevated CO2. My objective was to study carbon reduction by controlling night temperature (NT) to save cooling expense during high daytime temperature (DT). I selected Chrysanthemum morifolium as the plant to be studied.

Dissecting the genome-wide evolution and functions of NUDX1 in rose monoterpene biosynthesis
8 months 1 week ago

Yu Han holds a PhD in Agriculture and works as an associate professor at Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China. The objective of her studies is to analyze the genetic variation molecular basis and regulation mechanism in rose functional aroma components. Rosa chinensis is the most popular ornamental plant species worldwide. The flowers of this species have diverse colors and fragrances. Geraniol is an acyclic monoterpene compound with a mild, sweet rose fragrance. In rose, the biosynthesis of geraniol is not catalyzed by geraniol synthase, but the nudix hydrolases 1 (NUDX1).

New date: Third ISHS International Carrot and other Apiaceae Symposium
8 months 2 weeks ago

The organising committee are pleased to announce that the Third ISHS International Carrot and other Apiaceae Symposium will take place between the 2nd and 5th October 2023 in York, United Kingdom.

The event was due to take place between the 4th and 7th October 2021 in York, UK. However, due to the ongoing concerns surrounding Covid-19 eradication plans, the third Carrot and Apiaceae Symposium was postponed.

Save the date: VII International Symposium on Tomato Diseases
8 months 3 weeks ago

Save the date

VII International Symposium on Tomato Diseases

Brasília, DF, Brazil, 23-26 May 2023

#TomatoDiseases2023

https://www.ishs.org/symposium/720

Bayer event at SHE2021: Sustainability through innovation
9 months 6 days 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
9 months 1 week 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
9 months 2 weeks 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)
9 months 2 weeks 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:

Webinar: Plant Genetic Resources for food security
9 months 3 weeks ago

Plant Genetic Resources for food security
Moderator Prof. Dr. Jorge Canhoto
(University of Coimbra, Portugal)
https://www.ishs.org/hortdialogues

Date: 23 September (17:00 CEST - Brussels/Paris/Rome time-zone)

IV Asian Horticultural Congress - AHC2023
9 months 4 weeks 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
9 months 4 weeks 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
10 months 1 week 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)
10 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 76, issue 1, January-February 2021).

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