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VI International Symposium on Production and Establishment of Micropropagated Plants
3 years 6 months ago

VI International Symposium on Production and Establishment of Micropropagated Plants
San Remo (Italy), April 2015

Preliminary Announcement. For more details check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/384

IX International Symposium on Artichoke, Cardoon and their Wild Relatives
3 years 6 months ago

IX International Symposium on Artichoke, Cardoon and their Wild Relatives
La Plata (Argentina), September 2015.

Preliminary announcement - for more details check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/424

IX International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding
3 years 6 months ago

Preliminary announcement for the organization of the: IX International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding in Giza, Egypt, January 2016.

More details will gradually be made available: http://www.ishs.org/symposium/492

New Ornamental Crops and Protea Research Symposia and Conference
3 years 6 months ago

VIII International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops and XII International Protea Research Symposium and XVII International Protea Association Conference
Perth, Australia, August 2015

http://www.ishs.org/symposium/422

VI Balkan Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes - 2nd Announcement
3 years 6 months ago

VI Balkan Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes - Zagreb (Croatia), September 2014. Second Announcement is now available online in the symposium web pages.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until June 1, 2014 - for more details check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/372

We are looking forward to hosting you in Zagreb!
Dr. Bozidar Benko and Dr. Sanja Fabek, Conveners

 

V International Conference Postharvest Unlimited
3 years 7 months ago

V International Conference Postharvest Unlimited
Cyprus, June 2014.

It is our pleasure to announce the Scientific Program of the V International Postharvest Unlimited Symposium. The program is comprised of 17 keynote talks, 69 oral presentations and 130 poster presentations. Exceptionally, this event is supported by the COST Actions FA1104 'Sustainable production of high-quality cherries for the European market' and FA1106 'An integrated systems approach to determine the developmental mechanisms controlling fleshy fruit quality in tomato and grapevine'.

Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century
3 years 8 months ago

The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
For the first time in human history, food production will be limited on a global scale by the availability of land, water and energy," said Dr. Fred Davies, senior science advisor for the agency's bureau of food security. "Food issues could become as politically destabilizing by 2050 as energy issues are today."

I International Symposium on Moringa - First Announcement
3 years 8 months ago

I International Symposium on Moringa
Manila (Philippines), November 2015

http://www.ishs.org/symposium/488

Chronica Horticulturae 54 number 1 (March 2014)
3 years 8 months ago

Chronica Horticulturae 54 number 1 (March 2014) is available now. 

To download your copy go to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol54nr1 

The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application
3 years 8 months ago

The World Food Prize Foundation is seeking nominations for the The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

ISHS Elections: Executive Committee
3 years 8 months ago

Below is the result in the elections for the ISHS Executive Committee (2014-2018)
Elected Chairpersons will come into office by the end of the 2014 International Horticultural Congress (Brisbane, August 2014) where the results of the elections will be confirmed by the ISHS Council:

Scripta Horticulturae 17: Following Walnut Footprints
3 years 9 months ago

This edition on Walnuts is the fifth in the "Following Footprints" series published in Scripta Horticulturae (previously published "Following Footprints" volumes cover Almond, Pistachio, Chestnut and Olive).

Look inside - preview the first chapter 'Afghanistan' for free

Floralies International – Nantes, France
3 years 9 months ago

Prestigious floral event, the Floralies International – Nantes, take place in Nantes (France), every 5 years since 1956. For the 11th Floralies International – Nantes from 8th to 18th may 2014, the visitors are invited to discover ornamental scenes develop by professionals and passionate amateurs from all over France and around the world. During 11 days, the "Parc de la Beaujoire" will be transformed into a beautiful ephemeral garden.

2014 International Year of Family Farming
3 years 9 months ago

The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) aims to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.

Miklos Faust Travel Award for Young Pomologists
3 years 10 months ago

The Miklos Faust International Travel Award for Young Pomologists is soliciting applications for financial assistance to attend the International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane, Australia on August 17-22, 2014.

Surveys on crop diversity / neglected and underutilized species
3 years 10 months ago

The Commission Plant Genetic Resources supports Bioversity International in the following surveys.

The neglected and underutilized species (NUS) team at Bioversity International kindly requests your participation in two surveys that Bioversity International and FAO are conducting targeting the agricultural research and development community interested in crop diversity or neglected and underutilized species (NUS).

33rd International Vegetable Training Course - Vegetables: From Seed to Table and Beyond
3 years 11 months ago

33rd International Vegetable Training Course (IVTC) of AVRDC; Vegetables: From Seed to Table and Beyond
Bangkok, Thailand, 15 September – 5 December 2014.

Newsletter N° 10: January 2014 - Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
3 years 11 months ago

The latest newsletter of the ISHS Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits is available for download from the Section home page: http://www.ishs.org/tropical-and-subtropical-fruits

Commission Plant Genetic Resources update January 2014
3 years 11 months ago

Dear Members of the Commission Plant Genetic Resources - as the year 2014 has started I would like to give you an update of activities of the Commission in 2013 and our plans for the time ahead.

Dr. Ron Porat, Volcani Institute
4 years 3 weeks ago

While Israeli growers certainly have their share of challenges, including high labor costs and water scarcity, they also have several things in their favor. One of those advantages is the Volcani Institute, the research arm of the Ministry of Agriculture, where researchers work on practical breakthroughs to help Israeli growers better ship their produce all over the world"When we send fruit to Europe, it takes us longer," said Dr.

ISHS Elections - update your membership account
4 years 4 weeks ago

The ISHS Secretariat will soon be initiating the procedure for the election of Section and Commission Chairs and Vice Chairs. During the next International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014, Brisbane, Australia, August 2014) those (re)elected will come into office for the next 4-year term: 2014-2018 (until the next IHC2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, 2018).

Both the election rounds as well as the preliminary nomination of candidates are reserved to ISHS members-only.

International Symposium on Physiological Principles and Their Application to Fruit Production
4 years 1 month ago

An outstanding group of fruit crop physiologists is retiring including (in alphabetical order) Ted DeJong, University of California-Davis; James Flore, Michigan State University; Duane Greene, University of Massachusetts; Alan Lakso, Cornell University; John Palmer, Plant and Food; and James Syvertsen, University of Florida.

IHC2014: Call for Abstracts closing shortly on 1 November 2013
4 years 1 month ago

UPDATE 2: November 11, 2013: Abstract submissions have now closed - registration is open!

UPDATE: November 1, 2013: Call for abstracts extended. FINAL DEADLINE is Friday 8 November!

The Call for Abstracts for the 9th International Horticultural Congress 2014 will be closing shortly on 1 November 2013. If you haven't already submitted your abstract and intend on presenting at the Congress, don't miss this opportunity. To submit your abstract:

Workgroup Medicinal Plants and Natural Products: strategic planning webinar
4 years 2 months ago

The ISHS Workgroup Medicinal Plants and Natural Products is scheduling a strategic planning webinar to take place on Monday, December 16 2013 at 10:30am EST.

The purpose is to create a more productive strategy and plan of action for the Workgroup. 

Focus will be on enhanced communication, collaboration and cooperation with members of the ISHS Section Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.

Agenda will include:

October 2013 Newsletter (#10): Commission Education, Research Training and Consultancy
4 years 2 months ago
1. Welcome

With the 29th International Horticultural Congress just over a year away and abstracts closing off on November 1 2013 we thought it best to bring out the newsletter a little earlier to remind all members of the Commission and ISHS that abstracts for IHC2014 are now open. When submitting your abstract please follow the procedure outlined on the IHC website (http://www.ihc2014.org/) that will enable you to access the presenter' portal and download the abstract template.

International Symposium on Fruit Culture and its Traditional Knowledge along Silk Road Countries
4 years 2 months ago

International Symposium on Fruit Culture and its Traditional Knowledge along Silk Road Countries
Tbilisi (Georgia) and Yerevan (Armenia) - November 4-8, 2013

The official programme is now available online - check out the symposium website (see below).

IV International Symposium on Loquat - Second Announcement
4 years 2 months ago

Abstract submission deadline is December 31, 2013. For more details check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/343

International Practical Pineapple Course, Costa Rica October 2013
4 years 3 months ago

International Practical Pineapple Course, Costa Rica October 2013

Practical "hands-on" course based on operations, including visits to pineapple fields, discussions with growers, given by a team of experienced professionals for local and international operational management decision makers. Location: pineapple growing area North Costa Rica, October 28-31, 2013

Newsletter 13 (September 2013): Commission Economics and Management
4 years 3 months ago

The latest newsletter of the ISHS Commission Economics and Management is available for download from the Commission home page: http://www.ishs.org/economics-and-management

Commission Economics and Management: Best Dissertation Award 2013
4 years 3 months ago

The International Society for Horticultural Science Best Dissertation Award is given to foster and disseminate research in Horticultural Economics and Management. It is presented annually to the person who has submitted the best doctoral dissertation for which a doctoral degree has been granted.

San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment - DORA
4 years 3 months ago

Yves Desjardins, ISHS Board Member Responsible for Publications

Saffronomics FA 1101 COST-action Conference
4 years 3 months ago

The Saffronomics FA 1101 COST-action invites interested researchers to join the Conference on Omics technologies for crop improvement and traceability in saffron and allied species. The conference will be held inthe Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) Tulln-Austria. Date: 14 - 16 November 2013. http://www.saffronomics.org/

Newsletter N° 9: July 2013 - Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
4 years 3 months ago

The latest newsletter of the ISHS Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits is available for download from the Section home page: http://www.ishs.org/tropical-and-subtropical-fruits

A World Without Bees - Time Magazine
4 years 3 months ago

The Plight of the Honeybee — article in Time Magazine by Bryan Walsh

A Global Survey on the Conservation and Use of Citrus Genetic Resources
4 years 3 months ago

ISHS members are invited to complete the survey aimed to support the development of a global strategy for the conservation and use of citrus genetic resources. We would very much appreciate if you could spare the time to download the citrus_collections_survey_august2013.docx document (a link to which may be found in the 'Documents:' section at the bottom right below the text of this announcement), complete the survey and send it to Dr Mikeal Roose or Dr Richard Lee as indicated. Thank you very much for your contribution to this global effort.

International Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products
4 years 4 months ago

ISHS Regrets to inform that the organizers of the meeting in Peru had to decide to cancel the meeting which was scheduled to take place in Lima, October 2013.

Check out the ISHS Calendar of Events for alternative meetings: http://www.ishs.org/calendar

International Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products (Lima, Peru, 10/2013): Canceled

 

HortiKoala
4 years 4 months ago

The IHC2014 mascot has a name!

The Organizing Committee of the 2014 International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane Australia (IHC2014) announced they received some excellent suggestions as a name for the IHC2014 mascot and they are pleased to announce they've picked one! The favourite name came from Vera Sergeeva and the little koala will now be called "HortiKoala"!

ISHS Working Group on Pecan and other Carya
4 years 4 months ago

ISHS has the pleasure to announce the launch of a new Working Group on Pecan and other Carya within the ISHS Section Nuts and Mediterranean Climate Fruits.

Innovation and New Technologies in Protected Cultivation at IHC2014
4 years 4 months ago

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.

Pineapple Newsletter
4 years 4 months ago

Pineapple Newsletter 20: July 2013 is available online. Check out the Pineapple Newsletters link online at http://www.ishs.org/pineapple

 

VIII International Symposium on Kiwifruit
4 years 4 months ago

VIII International Symposium on Kiwifruit, China, September 2014

First announcement and call of abstracts.

Deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2014 and deadline for fulltext submissions is April 15, 2014.

Check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/354 for more information

 Institute of Horticulture (UK)
4 years 4 months ago

The Institute of Horticulture (IoH) announced that Her Majesty the Queen (UK) has been graciously pleased to grant a Royal Charter to the IoH.

13th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato (2014, Sirmione, Italy)
4 years 5 months ago

The 13th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato will be held in parallel with the 11th World Processing Tomato Congress in Sirmione (Italy) on 8-11 June 2014.

Temperate Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics
4 years 5 months ago

ISHS Working Group Temperate Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics: Download Newsletter 9 (July 2013)

Plants perform complex mathematical equations throughout the night to prevent starvation
4 years 5 months ago

Plants perform complex mathematical equations throughout the night to prevent starvation until they can feed at sunrise; scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norfolk (UK) have discovered plants 'count' their starch and divide it by the number of hours of darkness to ensure the right levels are used.

XII International Pear Symposium
4 years 6 months ago

XII International Pear Symposium is scheduled to take place in Leuven, Belgium, July 2014.

For more details check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/371

Abstract submissions (check out the symposium page for deadlines):
http://www.actahort.org/members/symposiar?nr=371

 

VIII International Peach Symposium
4 years 6 months ago

 

A video stream is scheduled for June 18, 2013 at 4.00 pm Central European Time live from the VIII International Peach Symposium (Matera, Italy) covering a round table discussion preceded with a lecture by Des Layne entitled Everything about peaches: website, social media, YouTube and other tools for peach grower education.

Chronica Horticulturae 53 number 2 (June 2013)
4 years 6 months ago

Chronica Horticulturae volume 53 number 2 (June 2013) is available now. 

To download your copy go to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol53nr2 

ISVG2014 - Vegetable Grafting
4 years 7 months ago

I International Symposium on Vegetable Grafting - ISVG2014, Wuhan, Hubei Province (China), March 2014

First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

See http://www.ishs.org/symposium/380 for more details.

 

XIII International Asparagus Symposium
4 years 7 months ago

XIII International Asparagus Symposium, October 2013, China: First announcement and call for abstracts

See http://www.ishs.org/symposium/257 for more details

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