This project investigated the effects that different rates of nitrogen fertigation had on red drupelet disorder expression in commercial blackberries. Red drupelet disorder (sometimes known as red drupelet reversion or reddening) is a postharvest physiological disorder that causes fruit, which is black at harvest, to revert to a red colour following cold storage. This causes a mottled appearance on the fruit that is off-putting to the consumer and can render fruit unmarketable in some cases, causing significant financial loss to producers.
Morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular changes occur during the in vitro tissue culture process of plants. It is hypothesised that the tissue culture process restores juvenile characteristics to explants obtained from physiologically mature mother-plants. Also, restoration of juvenile characters in mature mother plants is believed to be helpful for in vitro regeneration, especially for recalcitrant woody perennials. However, the above hypothesis has not been tested using molecular biological techniques.
Consumption of African leafy vegetables (ALVs) has increased in Kenya, especially within urban and peri-urban areas. ALVs, such as vegetable amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus L.), are rich in bioactive compounds, e.g. protein, minerals, vitamins, dietary fiber, carotenoids and phenolic compounds, which play an important role in health promotion. However, ALVs are highly perishable; hence they suffer significant postharvest losses. The use of ultraviolet light C (UV-C) is gaining interest in improving postharvest quality and hygienic status of fruits and vegetables.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of sequencing technology and in silico polymorphism analysis to increase the efficiency of development of polymorphic SSR markers in papaya. We performed whole-genome re-sequencing on two commercial cultivars of papaya, 'Sunrise Solo' (Hawaiian cultivar) and 'RB2' (Australian cultivar), to identify a range of polymorphic sites to facilitate marker-assisted breeding programs for improving fruit quality traits.
Since 1991, fruit and vegetable production has been expanding in Uzbekistan. Although national supply should be sufficient for the population to receive recommended daily servings, fruit and vegetable intake remains inadequate, with a strong seasonal pattern. The horticultural supply in Uzbekistan is characterized by seasonal fluctuations which impact prices and other factors that then affect decisions on consumption. Detailed analysis of such factors was the focus of this study.
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 82, issue 3, June 2017) - Thematic Issue: Tomato - including the following articles:
Pineapple News #24 - the newsletter of the ISHS Pineapple Working Group - is available.
Check out the Working Group home page at http://www.ishs.org/pineapple and select > Pineapple Newsletters
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 57 Number 2 (June 2017) + ISHS membership directory (2016) is available for download - proceed to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol57nr2 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.
Greensys 2017 - International Symposium on New Technologies for Environment Control, Energy-Saving and Crop Production in Greenhouse and Plant Factory, Beijing, China, August 10-24th, 2017.
The GreenSys2017 (http://www.ishs.org/symposium/363) - International Symposium on New Technologies for Environment Control, Energy-Saving and Crop Production in Greenhouse and Plant Factory will be held during August 20-24th in Beijing, China.
The First Announcement of the 'VIII International Symposium on Walnut, Cashew and Pecan' is now available online
XII International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics
Bordeaux, France, 15-20 July 2018
The First Announcement of the 'XII International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics' is now available online!
Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at http://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 72, issue 3, May/June 2017).
Save the date: XVII International Symposium on Apricot Breeding and Culture
Malatya, Turkey, July 2019
Save the date: X International Symposium on Kiwifruit
Yalova, Turkey, October 2020
Save the date:
Greensys2021: International Symposium on New Technologies for Sustainable Greenhouse Systems
Cancun (Mexico): October 24-28, 2021
Save the date: XXI CIPA Congress on Agriculture, Plastics and Environment
Bordeaux-Arcachon (France), May 29-31 2018
The registration for the July 2017 12th International Mango Symposium is now open.
See http://www.ishs.org/symposium/632 for a link to the symposium website
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 82, issue 2, April 2017) including the following articles:
Urban horticulture pioneer Lufa Farms has just finished a third highly automated greenhouse in the Montreal borough of Anjou (Canada). Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was there to see it in full production. The new 63,000 square foot rooftop greenhouse is a milestone in polyculture efficiency and produces over 40 varieties of urban-grown greens and vegetables throughout the year.
Check out the new issue of Fruits - The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture online at http://www.pubhort.org/fruits/ (Volume 72, issue 2, March/April 2017).
III International Orchid Symposium
Korea, March 2018
Call for Abstracts! Submission deadline: May 30 2017)
Save the date: II International Symposium on the Role of Plant Genetic Resources in Reclaiming Lands and Environment Deteriorated by Human and Natural Actions
Palermo, Italy: September 2020
Save the date:
International Symposium Horticultural Therapies: Past, Present & Future
Taichung (Chinese Taipei) November 13-16, 2018
IX International Pineapple Symposium
Havana, Cuba, 15-19 October 2017
Call for Abstracts!
From 15 to 19 October 2017, The IX International Pineapple Symposium will be held in Havana, Cuba, under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural Science.
For more details check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/591
Deadline for Abstract submission: May 31, 2017
Save the date: IX International Strawberry Symposium
Rimini, Italy: 3-6 May 2020
IV Asia Symposium on Quality Management in Postharvest Systems
Jeonju, Korea (Republic of), 12-14 September 2017
The deadline for Abstract submission is approaching: April 30, 2017.
To submit an abstract use the following link: http://www.actahort.org/members/symposiar?nr=628
VII South-Eastern Europe Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes
Maribor (Pivola), Slovenia, 20-23 June 2017
You are welcome to visit our website, available at http://www.ishs.org/symposium/580.
Deadline for abstract submission is postponed to April 20, 2017.
We are kindly asking you also to inform your colleagues from research and others from companies in vegetable and related businesses about the event.
Prof. Dr. Martina Bavec
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is an honor and great pleasure for me to invite you to the XXX International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018) which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey between 12 - 16 August 2018.
In Memoriam: Dr. Jordi Marsal (1965–2017)
At the ISHS Board meeting in March this year, the Board confirmed the decision of the ISHS Council in Portugal in 2010 on the venue for IHC2018. The XXX International Horticultural Congress will be convened in Istanbul, Turkey from 12th to 16th August, 2018. We wish our colleagues in Turkey all success and invite all members of ISHS to promote and fully support this event – www.ihc2018.org
XIV International Asparagus Symposium
Potsdam, Germany, 3-6 September 2017
The second announcement is now online, including all information on the 'Program', 'Excursion and Post tour', 'Registration fees' and more. The second announcement can be found at http://www.ias2017potsdam.org/wp-content/uploads/Second_Announcement_IAS_2017.pdf
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 57 Number 1 (March 2017) is available for download - proceed to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol57nr1 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.
Topics in this number include:
News & Views from the Board
IV International Symposium on Pomegranate and Minor Mediterranean Fruits
Elche (Valencia), Spain, 18-22 September 2017
Due to numerous requests for an extension of the deadline for the call of abstracts for the V International Symposium on Pomegranate and Minor Mediterranean Fruits in Elche (Spain) 2017, the organizing committee has decided to make an extension! If you still have not done it, we invite you to give your contribution to this important event.
Call for abstracts
XIII International Symposium Plant Bioregulators in Fruit Production
Chiba 27-30 August 17
Dear Guava and other Myrtaceae Crops Researchers,
Call for abstracts:
I International Symposium on Bonsai
Taichung, Taiwan, 4-7 November 2017
Final call for abstracts
International Symposium on Greener Cities for More Efficient Ecosystem Services in a Climate Changing World
Bologna, Italy, 12-15 September 2017 - #GreenCities2017
VII International Symposium Almonds & Pistachios
Adelaide, Australia, 5-9 November 2017 #ISAP2017
Save the date: IX International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops
Mexico - September 2019
V International Symposium on Papaya
Mérida Yucatán, Mexico, 24-27 October 2017
The deadline for Abstract submission has been extended!
New Deadline: 30 May 2017. The direct link for submitting your abstract is: http://www.actahort.org/members/symposiar?nr=582
Also, all information on the symposium has been updated on the symposium website.
Below you can already find some information on the Topics and the Confirmed Speakers.
VIII International Cherry Symposium-Final extension of the deadline for abstract submission
New abstract submission deadline: March 31st. This is the final extension of the deadline for abstract submission.
Please make sure that the deadline for the presenting author registration is April 10th. For more information about the symposium, please go to http://www.ishs.org/symposium/503
Climate change is affecting security of food production because of severe fluctuations in the world's weather. Many rare and endemic species are threatened by climate change. In situ conservation on its own cannot guarantee the survival of many endangered plant species. Therefore, in order to achieve the goal of conservation, simultaneous ex situ and in situ conservation is needed. Knowledge of plant micropropagation is very useful for developing several techniques for short/medium and long term conservation, such as slow growth storage and cryopreservation.
Over the past two decades, Georgia has become one of the largest producers of cultivated blueberries in the United States. As production expanded, several new blueberry yield/quality reducing diseases emerged. The most recent notable disease was Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot, caused by the newly described fungal pathogen Exobasidium maculosum. Although leaf spotting and quality-reducing green spots on fruit had been noted in producer fields for many years prior, it was considered more of a curiosity and not determined to be a production issue.
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 82, issue 1, February 2017) including the following articles:
Microorganisms responsible for tomato deterioration were studied using standard microbiological methods, while effects on antioxidant bioactive compounds were analysed from lipophilic and hydrophilic extracts. Fungal species of Penicillium sp., Aspergillus niger and yeast sp. (Candida sp.) with total load from 3.90*103 to 9.02*107 CFU g-1 FW, and bacterial species of Enterobacter sakazakii, Acinetobacter iwoffii, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella planticola, Pantoea agglomerans, Pseudomonas aeroginosa and Chromobacterium sp.