I have spent my PhD examining the molecular regulation of adventitious rooting in avocado, under the supervision of Prof. Neena Mitter at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. My competitive nature and love for science has seen me achieve academic excellence throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate studies. During my Bachelor of Biotechnology at UQ, I received numerous Deans Commendations for High Achievement and obtained a cumulative GPA of 6.7.
In Tunisia, more than 200 common date palm cultivars (Phoenix dactylifera L.) are currently listed. Some of these cultivars are consumed at early maturity stage (Khalal) and are generally under-valued. The objective of this study was a physicochemical and sensorial characterization of eleven common date fruit cultivars that could be consumed at the Khalal stage. The studied cultivars presented different physical characteristics expressed for size, weight, skin color and firmness.
Establishment of a new ISHS Working Group on Ecosystem Services in Horticulture - Working Group operating under the ISHS Division Landscape and Urban Horticulture.
Statement of Purpose for 2018-2022 - web link: https://www.ishs.org/ecosystem-services-horticulture
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 6, November/December 2018 - Thematic issue: Enset).
Among the various national presences at the Horti China 2018 international fresh produce and horticulture technology trade show held in Shanghai on November 21-23, perhaps the most unique model of promotion came from the French delegation—which brought with it the message that France has much in the way of technology and knowledge to offer to China's rapidly developing horticulture industry, and should not be completely overlooked in favor of suppliers and experts from other countries.
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 83, issue 5, October 2018) - Thematic Issue: Greenhouse Cultivation - 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 5, September/October 2018).
UrbanFarm2019 - Join the challenge - https://site.unibo.it/urban-farm-2019/en
The challenge addresses the design of 3 urban agriculture projects, in 3 different locations. Every location will have a winning team and a prize (3 winners in total). Every winning team will receive a money prize and also the opportunity to be part of the realization of the urban farm project. Jackpot is EUR 7500.
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 58 Number 3 (September 2018) is available for download - proceed to https://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol58nr3 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.
Topics in this number include
News & Views from the Board
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at https://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 83, issue 4, August 2018) - Thematic Issue: Kiwifruit - including the following articles:
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.
The latest newsletter of the ISHS Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits is available for download from the Section home page: https://www.ishs.org/tropical-and-subtropical-fruits
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.