Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 80, issue 3) including the following articles:
Frieda Caplan is known as "The Queen of Kiwi" and the first woman to own a business on the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market in the 1960s. But more than just those achievements, Frieda Caplan is also an individual full of wonder, fearless determination... and stories. Still an inspiration at 91, Frieda's daughters and granddaughter carry on the business legacy.
For reasons beyond ISHS control the II International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality scheduled to take place July 26-29, 2015 in Fredonia, NY (United States of America) unfortunately had to be cancelled. For more details contact Terence Bates, 6592 West Main Road, Portland, NY 14769, United States of America. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Nick Dokoozlian, E & J Gallo, P. O. Box 1130, Modesto, CA 95353, United States of America. Phone: (1)5596466587, Fax: (1)5596466593, E-mail: email@example.com
II World Congress on the Use of Biostimulants in Agriculture, Florence, Italy, 16-19 November 2015. Do not miss the early bird registration deadline.
Hundreds of delegates from more than 300 organizations and companies from 49 countries have already registered! Deadline Early bird registration: 30th July 2015.
III Southeast Asia Symposium on Quality Management in Postharvest Systems, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 13-15 August 2015
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended! Go to http://www.actahort.org/members/symposiar?nr=552 and submit your abstract before the new deadline: June 30, 2015.
VI International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture
Athens, Greece, 20-25 June 2016
Call for abstracts: Check out the symposium website to find all the details about submitting your abstract. Abstract submission deadline: 30 November, 2015
III International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering - CAFEi2016 - Sustaining Agriculture, Preserving Life
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23-25 August 2016
First annoucement is now available on the symposium website. See "Download Brochure".
Check out the symposium website as well to find all the details about submitting your abstract.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 September, 2015.
II International Symposium on Pyrethrum, Kyoto, Japan, 6-9 August 2015. Check out the symposium website to find all the details about early registration and submitting your abstract!
The two deadlines have been extended:
- Early registration deadline has been extended to May 31, 2015
- Abstract submission deadline is June 15, 2015
For more information about the symposium, please go to http://www.ishs.org/symposium/390
VIII International Symposium on Light in Horticulture, East Lansing, MI (United States of America), 22-26 May 2016
Oral Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: 31 May 2015
Poster Abstract Deadline Extended: 31 October 2015.
V International Symposium on Cucurbits, Cartagena, Murcia (Spain), 22-26 June 2015
10th International Workshop on Sap Flow will be held in Fullerton, California (USA) from May 22 to May 26 of 2017
More details will be made available in due course. Check out http://www.ishs.org/calendar for updates.
III Balkan Symposium on Fruit Growing, Belgrade, Serbia, 16-18 September 2015
Reminder for Abstract submission! Deadline: 1 June 2015
III EUFRIN Plum and Prune Working Group Meeting on Present Constraints of Plum Growing in Europe - Skopelos, Greece, 20-21 August 2015
First announcement is now available on the symposium website - Call for abstracts!
It is our pleasure to invite EUFRIN Plum and Prune WG members and other scientists to attend the 3rd meeting which is organized by and is focused on: "Present Constraints of Plum Growing in Europe"
The meeting is intended to deal with the following main topics:
I International Symposium on Quality Management of Organic Horticultural Produce, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, 7-9 December 2015 - Call for Abstracts: Deadline: 15 June 2015.
VIII International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops and XII International Protea Research Symposium and XVII International Protea Association Conference
Perth, Australia, 20-24 August 2015
Counting down to Perth hosting international conference on Proteaceae and new ornamental crops
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 55 Number 1 (March 2015) is available
This issue of Chronica Horticulturae includes:
News & Views from the Board: eJHS – It's Here and it Looks Good!
Issues: Natural Capital, Footprints and Eco-Credentials
Horticultural Science Focus: The History and Current Status of Cucurbit Grafting in Israel
Horticultural Science News: Innovating together for Sustainable Horticulture
The programme brochure of the VIII International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops has been made available. Download the flyer (see link below) or check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/438 for more details.
Celebrate Dr. Borlaug's Legacy: Nominate an Individual Under 40 for the 2015 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation. Nominations Due June 30
International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture 2015 (ICCEA 2015), May 20th – 22nd, 2015, Panama City, Panama.
Theme: Six main aspects of managing a successful Controlled Environment Agriculture enterprise. Early Registration before April 15, 2015.
- "Kenya has a shortage of competent horticultural staff at institutional and commercial levels."
- "Horticulture is facing a crisis in the United Kingdom."
- "Is horticulture a withering field in the USA?"
- "Concerns over shortage of agriculture graduates In Australia."
- "Uganda's flower sector faces an imminent shortage of qualified managers and supervisors in flower firms."
- "New Zealand horticulture requires a net increase of 7,800 qualified people by 2025 with an additional 26,300 people needed to cover natural attrition."
The third international Fascination of Plants Day 2015 will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals.
Horticulture is a labour intensive sector that is important for human wellbeing: 'agriculture supplies protein, carbohydrates and staple crops - but we would have a pretty boring life without horticulture.' Nevertheless, in many countries, faculties of agriculture and their departments of horticulture have been swallowed by schools of life or earth sciences. As a result horticulture gets attention only as a side subject when specific crops are being addressed.
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 54 Number 4 (December 2014) is available as well as the ISHS 2014 Membership Directory. This issue of Chronica Horticulturae includes:
The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) held the board meeting early December at Kyoto University, for the first time to have one in Japan, and took the opportunity to make a courtesy visit to the university's Graduate School of Agriculture (GSA) leadership on 5 December.
V International Symposium on Ecologically Sound Fertilization Strategies for Field Vegetable Production
Beijing, China, May 2015
The first announcement and call for abstracts is now available online.
Deadline for abstract submissions is December 1, 2014.
For more details see http://www.ishs.org/symposium/179
The call for abstracts for the XI International Mango Symposium has been extended until Friday 21 November 2014.
Please click here for further details http://www.ishs.org/symposium/331
V International Symposium on Cucurbits
Cartagena, Murcia (Spain) - June 2015
Save the date!
First announcement and call for abstracts.
Programme will cover the following topics:
- Genetics and Breeding
- Genomics and Biotechnology
- Crop Production, Physiology and Management
- Biotic Stresses
- Abiotic Stresses
- Fruit Quality and Post-Harvest
For more details see http://www.ishs.org/symposium/243
Millions of smallholder banana farmers in Tanzania and Uganda are set to benefit from a new $13.8 million project to develop and distribute higher-yielding, disease-resistant hybrid banana varieties. The effort is being funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Rony Swennen, a professor at KU Leuven (Belgium) and head of banana breeding at IITA, is leading the project.
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 54 Number 3 (September 2014) is available. Content includes:
News & Views from the Board: Professor Roderick Drew – President of ISHS (2014-2018) • The New Board of the ISHS • Introduction to the Chairs of Sections and Commissions for the Term 2014-2018 • ISHS Awards Bestowed
The 29th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014), an outstanding success and unique opportunity in terms of advocacy for the profession. Held in Brisbane from 17-22 August 2014, it attracted 3,400 delegates from 106 countries.
With the addition of more than 9 hours video footage covering the most important moments of the successful International Horticultural Congress, IHC2014, last August in Brisbane, ISHS recently launched its video channel on YouTube, adding to the already popular "Harvesting the Sun" video.
On August 21, 2014, at the ISHS General Assembly in Brisbane, Australia which took place at the 2014 International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014) the new ISHS Board came into office for a 4-year term until the next International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018) in Istanbul, Turkey.
From left to right: Jozef Van Assche, Rod Drew (President), Jens Wünsche, Jill Stanley, Silvana Nicola, Ryutaro Tao, Yves Desjardins and Yüksel Tüzel
For contact details check out http://www.ishs.org/ishs-board
Life would be 'boring' without horticulture, says Australian Prof. Rod Drew, taking the reins of International Society for Horticultural Science
The ISHS Commission Quality and Postharvest Horticulture is pleased to announce the setup of a new Working Group "Modelling of Postharvest Processes"
For more details check out the Working Group home page at http://www.ishs.org/modelling-postharvest-processes and make sure to join and update your ISHS membership profile accordingly in case you have an interest in the subject.
The business meeting of the Commission Plant Genetic Resources was held during IHC2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
The minutes can be accessed here.
International Congress Cauliflower (France) December 2015 (non-ISHS). Challenges of European production. 10+11 December 2014, Saint-Pol-de-Léon, France.
Pineapple Newsletter 21: July 2014 is available online. Check out the Pineapple Newsletters link online at http://www.ishs.org/pineapple
III Asia Pacific Symposium on Postharvest Research, Education and Extension: APS2014
Hochiminh City (Vietnam) - December 8-11, 2014
Deadline for abstract submissions extended.
New deadline is July 31, 2014 instead of June 30, 2014
The symposium will include following topics:
Chronica Horticulturae volume 54 number 2 (June 2014) is available. Go to the ISHS website at www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae and download your copy (*)
XI International Mango Symposium
Darwin, Australia, September 2015
First announcement and call for abstracts
Call for abstracts will be opened end of June 2014.
A link is available on the symposium registration page on which you and others can register your interest in the Symposium.
You will then be notified and kept up-to-date with information about the Symposium as it is posted in the web page.
UPDATE - June 19, 2014: Program at a Glance: Now Available! www.ihc2014.org
UPDATE - November 11, 2013: Abstract Submissions have now closed - registration is open.
It is our great pleasure as Co-Chairs of the 29th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014) to invite you to submit up to two abstracts and to register for the Congress.
Save the date: XII International Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Research Conference - CaMa2017
Warsaw, Poland, June 2017
XIV Eucarpia Symposium on Fruit Breeding and Genetics
Bologna, Italy, June 2015
V International Symposium on Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Horticultural Supply Chain - Model-IT 2015
Wageningen, The Netherlands, October 2015
II International Symposium on Pyrethrum, Kyoto (Japan), August 2015.
Towards eco-friendly applications, breeding of Tanacetum, regulation of pyrethrins, gene expression & pyrethrin biosynthesis, green leaf volatiles & terpenes, herbivore & pest control, target site actions & resistance
For more details check out: http://www.ishs.org/symposium/390
Concluding the Norman Borlaug Centennial Year, experts will explore the question of whether we can sustainably feed the 9 billion people who will be on our planet by the year 2050.