Innovation and New Technologies in Protected Cultivation Symposium at IHC2014

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Innovation and New Technologies in Protected Cultivation at IHC2014

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.

On behalf of the Programme Committee of IHC2014, the conveners of this Symposium (Stefania De Pascale, Jiang Weijie and Geoff Connellan) are very pleased to invite you to participate in the 2 days of presentations and workshop discussions. This is an important time for protected cropping with many developments occurring and many challenges in achieving sustainable and efficient production to meet the future demands of population increases. Your participation will be highly valued.

There will be many opportunities to enjoy the hospitality and attractions available in Queensland, Australia. Registration for IHC2014 will open on 30 September 2013. Rates and registration categories will be made available at that time. Early Bird registration will close 17 February 2014. The preliminary program for the Protected Cultivation Symposium will soon become available online: see for more details.

Main topics of this conference will focus crop and climate management, water, nutrient and energy management, production efficiency, lighting developments, crop systems, crop growth modelling, control strategies, quality management system and certification, economics and market development, supply chain innovation, education and training.

The call for abstract submission is already open and closes on 1 November 2013. We encourage you to submit an abstract for our symposium by following this link

For further details check out or contact Stefania De Pascale (email:

I look forward to meeting you in Australia
Best wishes,

Dr. Nicolás Castilla
Investigador Coordinador
IFAPA- Centro Camino de Purchil
Camino de Purchil 55
Apartado 2027- 18004 Granada- Spain

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