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Webinar: Winners of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge’2
2 weeks 1 day 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)
2 weeks 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 5, September-October 2020).

VII International Symposium on Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Horticultural Supply Chain - Model-IT 2023
2 weeks 4 days 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
2 weeks 4 days 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
1 month 1 week 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

email phishing - cybersecurity - scam alert
1 month 3 weeks 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 and/or its officials.

These scams, which may 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.

eJHS Volume 85/4 (August 2020)
1 month 3 weeks 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)
2 months 9 hours 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)
2 months 2 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)
3 months 3 weeks ago

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

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 60 Number 2
3 months 4 weeks 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
3 months 4 weeks 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)
4 months 1 day 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
4 months 2 days 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
4 months 2 days 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
4 months 2 days 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
4 months 2 days 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
4 months 2 days 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)
4 months 3 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 3, May-June 2020).

Second International Symposium on Moringa (ISM-2019)
5 months 2 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)
5 months 2 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)
6 months 3 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 2, March-April 2020).

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 60 Number 1
7 months 1 week 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
7 months 2 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)
7 months 2 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
7 months 2 weeks 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
7 months 2 weeks 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
7 months 2 weeks 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
7 months 2 weeks 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
7 months 2 weeks 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
7 months 2 weeks 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
7 months 2 weeks 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.
7 months 2 weeks 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
7 months 2 weeks 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.

Identification of candidate genes for quantitative downy mildew resistance in cucumber
7 months 2 weeks ago

Jeroen Berg is a plant scientist, with a research focus on the role of plant susceptibility genes (S-genes) in plant-pathogen interactions. He finished his BSc in Biology in 2011, and graduated cum laude with an MSc in Plant Biotechnology from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, in 2014. Subsequently, he started his PhD research on the topic of cucumber mildew resistance, at the Department of Plant Breeding, Wageningen University and Research. Recently, he completed his PhD thesis, which he defended on 11 October 2019.

Passing away of Dr. Nikolaus Foidl (1949-2020)
7 months 3 weeks ago

Dear All,
It is with great regret to share with you the passing away of Dr. Nikolaus Foidl (1949-2020) in Austria last January 2020.

Dr. Foidl was one of the Moringa Champions who was recognized during the First International Symposium on Moringa in Manila, Philippines, November 2015.

Dr. Foidl wrote and co-authored several chapters in the book: The Miracle Tree - Moringa oleifera, 2nd edition which was recently published in September 2019.

XXVII International Eucarpia Symposium Section Ornamentals - From Nature to Culture: Breeding Ornamentals for Sustainability
8 months 5 days ago

Save the date:

XXVII International Eucarpia Symposium Section Ornamentals - From Nature to Culture: Breeding Ornamentals for Sustainability

#EucarpiaOrnam2023

Genoa (Italy), 2-5 July 2023

https://www.ishs.org/symposium/735

International Date Palm Conference - III International Symposium on Date Palm (ISHS) and VI Date Palm Symposium (KFU)
8 months 2 weeks ago

Save the date:

International Date Palm Conference
III International Symposium on Date Palm (ISHS) and
VI Date Palm Symposium (KFU)

#DatePalm2020

Alahsa (Saudi Arabia), 16-19 November 2020
https://www.ishs.org/symposium/714

 

Fruits Volume 75/1 (January-February 2020)
8 months 3 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 1, January-February 2020).

III International Symposium on Carrot and Other Apiaceae
8 months 3 weeks ago

Save the date: III International Symposium on Carrot and Other Apiaceae

York, United Kingdom, 4-7 October 2021

#carrot2021

https://www.ishs.org/symposium/368

VIII International Symposium on Almonds and Pistachios
9 months 2 weeks ago

Save the date: VIII International Symposium on Almonds and Pistachios
Davis (CA), USA, 21-25 June 2021

#AlmondPistachio2021

https://www.ishs.org/symposium/581

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 59 Number 4
9 months 4 weeks ago

Chronica Horticulturae Volume 59 Number 4 (December 2019) is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol59nr4 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.

Topics in this number include

News & Views from the Board

eJHS Volume 84/6 (December 2019)
9 months 4 weeks ago

Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 84, issue 6, December 2019) including the following articles:

Soil physico-chemical properties on the distribution of Rhododendron species in China
10 months 5 days ago

Shusheng Wang graduated from Huazhong Agriculture University, Faculty of Life Science and Technology, in 2007. Since then, he has been working at the Lushan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, on the conservation of wild Rhododendron species and breeding for new cultivars. He has been studying for his PhD since 2016 at the Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) cooperating with Ghent University. Rhododendron is one of the most important ornamental plant genera encompassing nearly 1000 species. The majority of Rhododendron species occur in China.

Multiparental QTL analysis: can we do it in polyploids?
10 months 5 days ago

Alejandro Thérèse Navarro is a first-year PhD student in the Laboratory of Plant Breeding at Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands, working on his thesis titled “Molecular breeding and evolution in allopolyploids: novel and applied methodologies.” He focuses on statistical tool development for the analysis of polyploid crops. His main interest is computational analysis of plant breeding data in order to understand the biological characteristics of crops. To that end, he has been studying polyploid genetic mapping.

Grafting watermelon to interspecific hybrid rootstock reduces hollow heart disorder
10 months 5 days ago

Marlee A. Trandel is a PhD candidate in the Department of Horticultural Sciences from North Carolina State University, USA. She completed her BS in Animal Science from the College of Agricultural Sciences, a BA in Chemistry from the College of Biochemistry and Chemistry in 2014, and her MS in Horticulture Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences in 2016 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She is currently studying for her PhD in postharvest physiology under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie. Ms.

Physiological and genomic tools to improve postharvest quality of zucchini
10 months 5 days ago

Raquel Jiménez Muñoz is a PhD student at the Department of Plant Physiology at University of Granada, Spain. She completed her B.S. in Biology from University of Granada in 2014, and attained her M.S. in Advances in Agricultural Biology and Aquaculture from the same university in 2015. During her Master studies, she worked in pest control in the olive grove. Later, she was awarded a PhD grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness to pursue her doctorate. She is currently studying in the group AGR209: “Postharvest physiology in fruits of agronomic interest”, led by Prof.

Perceptions of climate change and adaptation strategies implemented by the winegrowers of the Méntrida Denomination Region
10 months 5 days ago

This study focuses on the processes of developing climate change adaptation strategies by grape growers producing wine. This is part of a geographical approach that considers grape vine cultivation practices, the environment, and the effect on humans. The hypothesis tests the perception that climate change and the representations by stakeholders play an important role in the adaptation process and in the agricultural practices.

Canopy conductance of hazelnut orchards appeared insensitive to irrigation regimes
10 months 5 days ago

The hazelnut (Corylus avellana L., ‘Tonda Gentile delle Langhe’ (TGL)) remains one of the most appreciated nut trees by the food industry. Its production has been expanded world-wide to allow extensive plantations. Still TGL is known to be highly sensitive to climate outside of Piemonte, Italy. Its moisture sensitivity is expressed as a rigid stomata behavior with stomata closing in the early morning at a vapor pressure deficit of the atmosphere (VPD) of 10 hPa.

Deficit irrigation strategies on yield components and quality of Vitis vinifera L. ‘Touriga Franca’ under Mediterranean climate
10 months 5 days ago

I graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP), Porto, Portugal, in 2012. I then obtained an M.S. in Biological Aquatic Resources. In 2015, I began an M.S. in Agricultural Engineering studying irrigation in vineyards at the same institution. I am a member of "GreenUPorto – Sustainable Agrifood Production" Research Centre and am currently a PhD student. My goal is to understand how irrigation affects fruit and wine production in the Douro Region, one of the oldest production regions of the world.

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