Pineapple News #25 - 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
The 2nd GoodBerry newsletter is out
The GoodBerry consortium is happy to present the 2nd edition of its annual newsletter containing up to date information on the project progress, output and events.
GoodBerry is an international research collaboration with 19 partners from Europe, Chile and China funded by the European Unions´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to tackle the effects of climate change on berry cultivation.
Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at https://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 73, issue 4, July/August 2018).
On the occasion of the XXX International Horticultural Congress IHC2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, the ISHS, in cooperation with the Turkish Society for Horticultural Science, has compiled a 96 page special issue of the ISHS membership magazine Chronica Horticulturae, featuring articles on Turkish horticulture and horticultural science previously published in Chronica Horticulturae.
How to make substrates' R&D greater? The results of the 2017 ISHS Working Group Growing Media survey have been published in Chronica Horticulturae Vol. 58 Number 2 (June 2018).
Foreword from Professor Michael Raviv, Chair of ISHS Commission Plant Substrates and Soilless Culture, and Dr. Gerald Schmilewski, President of the International Peatland Society (IPS).
The transforming power of Vertical Farming - The Association for Vertical Farming summit will take place in Hong Kong on September 7, 2018, during the Asia Fruit Logistica. AVF invites you to take part in this event and discuss the transforming power of Vertical Farming with an interactive approach.
We will connect with producers and consumers throughout the exhibition and clearly show the potential of Vertical Farming to others in the food production business, logistics, and technology.
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 83, issue 3, June 2018) - Thematic Issue: Ornamentals - including the following articles:
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 58 Number 2 (June 2018) + ISHS Membership Directory 2017 is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol58nr2 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.
Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at https://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 73, issue 3, May/June 2018).
International Horticulture Forum - Horticultural Product Quality
22 August 2018 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand
Call for papers ends May 14, 2018 extended June 15, 2018 - main forum topics include:
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 83, issue 2, April 2018) - Thematic Issue: Mediterranean Plants - including the following articles:
The VI International Conference Postharvest Unlimited was held in Madrid (Spain) from 17-20 October 2017 during Fruit Attraction, one of the most prestigious fresh produce exhibitions in Europe. The conference organization was a joint initiative of the Departments of Food Science of University Miguel Hernández (Alicante, Spain) and CEBAS-CSIC (Murcia, Spain) under the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). Previous conferences took place in Leuven (2001), Sydney (2004), Berlin (2008), Seattle (2011) and Cyprus (2014).
X International Symposium on Artichoke, Cardoon and their Wild Relatives
Orihuela (Spain), March 12-15, 2019
A link to the symposium website and other information can be found here:
Do not forget to submit your Abstract before the deadline of October 1, 2018!
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 58 Number 1 (March 2018) is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol58nr1 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.
Topics in this number include
News & Views from the Board
Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at https://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 73, issue 2, March/April 2018).
The Quiet Rescue of America's Forgotten Fruit
One man is responsible for roughly half of the country's stone fruit collection.
The epicenter of America's tech industry was once orchards as far as the eye can see. California's Silicon Valley, as it happens, used to be known as the Valley of Heart's Delight, a slogan that often accompanied illustrations of sunshine and fruit trees.
Michael Coates is an engineer and PhD candidate at the University of South Australia whose research is looking at strategies to take almond harvesting into the 21st century. In a traditional almond harvest, as the fruit ripens on the tree, the shell containing the kernel is exposed as the hull splits and dries back. The fruit is then shaken from the tree, where it dries to an equilibrium moisture content on the ground.
Castanea sativa, the European chestnut, is an important forest species of great economic value. However, it is declining due to its susceptibility to Phytophthora cinnamomi, while C. crenata, the Japanese chestnut, demonstrates resistance to this aggressive pathogen that causes root rot, also known as ink disease. To face this problem, in 2006 a breeding program was initiated in Portugal based on the introgression of resistance genes from the Asian species into the European chestnut, through controlled crosses.
My name is Orsolya Borsai and I am a PhD student at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. My major fields of research are plant genetics and breeding as a feasible option for tolerance to abiotic stresses, and micropropagation techniques to generate new plant cultivars. Aronia melanocarpa (Michx) Elliott is a culinary, medicinal and cosmetic plant species, native to North America, also cultivated more and more in Europe.
Papaya (Carica papaya L.) is a tropical fruit crop originating from Central America and Mexico. Its remarkable productivity, early bearing and nutritional value are popular attributes justifying production in many areas; the crop ranks third place among the most produced tropical crops in the world, after banana and mango. Spain is the first producer of tropical fruit in Europe, leading the production for bananas, mangoes, avocados, cherimoyas and loquat.
I am Branimir Njezic, a PhD student at the University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Agriculture, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I am in the last year of my PhD thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Ralf-Udo Ehlers. I work on biological control of the most important pests of plum (plum sawflies, Hoplocampa flava and H. minuta) using entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN). The only currently available measure for farmers to control plum sawflies are synthetic insecticides. They are applied at the time of petal fall, when beneficial organisms are present in the orchards.
The 'Khzandeh' system is one of the traditional systems for grape training in Iran. In this system, the roots of the plants are laid down in a trough (depth: 80 cm and width: 100 cm), and the trunk is placed on a small mound formed after digging the streams. The amount of water used in this system is considerable, and the time of the last irrigation and harvesting in this method is more important than for other systems.
Climate change has become a major challenge in modern agriculture because of its negative impact on both quantity and quality of the crops. Rising atmospheric temperatures and CO2 concentrations appear to have direct and indirect effects on the nutritional quality of fruits and vegetables. However, most studies evaluated the effect of either temperature or CO2 concentration, but not their combination. Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) is well known for its high phytochemical content and proven health benefits.
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 83, issue 1, February 2018) - including the following articles:
Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at https://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 73, issue 1, January/February 2018).
The International Horticultural Congress (IHC), organized every four year since 1856, is the biggest scientific event in the field of horticulture. The next International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey August 12-16, 2018 , organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), hosted by Turkish Society for Horticultural Science and The Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock.
First ISHS Summer School on Pre- and Postharvest Physiology of Temperate Fruit Crops
22 July - 4 August 2018; University of Hohenheim and the Centre of Competence for Fruit Growing, Lake Constance (Germany)
FruitCRISP – Fruit Crop Responses to Innovations for Sustainable Production
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 82, issue 6, December 2017) - Thematic Issue: Vegetable - including the following articles:
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 57 Number 4 (December 2017) is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol57nr4 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.
Topics in this number include
News & Views from the Board
The rose rosette task force compiled the rose virome in 2016 and twenty-four viruses have been reported worldwide to infect roses. These viruses can reduce yields of garden roses because they cause damage to roses even before visible symptoms develop. Therefore, early viral infections may not be diagnosed until symptoms break out or fully develop in the plant. Common and frequently used detection of viral diseases affecting roses are serologically based, such as ELISA, or alternatively, lateral flow devices.
Chestnut (genus Castanea, family Fagaceae) has spread to different regions of the northern hemisphere, over many centuries. Since ancient times, 13 species of the genus have had an important place in human nutrition. Major areas where these species are concentrated include: China, Korea, Japan, Turkey, southern Europe and North America. Castanea sativa, which also contains Anatolian chestnut, is a native species of the Mediterranean basin.
In the field of plant physiological ecology, people are usually interested in how leaf carbon and water dynamics determine whole plant performance, including growth and reproduction, with stems being the organ responsible for water transport and mechanical support. In many plants from arid and semi-arid ecosystems in both temperate and tropical regions, green photosynthetic stems have evolved in many species, possibly as a response to water shortage at least during one period of the year, yet the possible advantages that green stems confer to such species remain unclear.
Currently, the majority of extensive green roofs are planted solely with species from the genus Sedum. These plants are extremely drought tolerant but are not as efficient at providing ecosystem services as other potential green roof vegetation. For example, taller species with wider leaves are more efficient at reducing storm water runoff and substrate temperatures than the short succulent Sedum species. However, this does not necessarily mean that Sedum should be excluded from green roof vegetation.
Lilium (commonly known as lily) is one of the most important bulbous flower genera belonging to the family Liliaceae, and is native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. It is used for cut flower production, pot plant production and landscaping purposes. Each year the interest in lilies increases around the world. Presently they hold the fourth position among cut flowers in world flower trade. Pollen is a unique plant tissue that potentially can be used and manipulated to the advantage of the geneticist, breeder, physiologist and germplasm curator.
Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) is a temperate fruit species cultivated in more than 60 countries. In recent years, an important renewal of plant material is taking place worldwide. Traditionally, pollination requirements have not been considered important because most cultivars in Europe were self-compatible.
Jens Mincke obtained his MSc in Chemistry and Bioprocess Technology at Ghent University in 2013 and obtained a second MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Ghent University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2015. Jens is currently conducting PhD research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. ir. Kathy Steppe (research group: Laboratory of Plant Ecology) and Prof. Dr. Stefaan Vandenberghe (research group: Medical Imaging and Signal Processing) at Ghent University.