By Gerald Schmilewski, President of the IPS and member of our ISHS Working Group Growing Media
The 15th International Peat Congress, with 1,000 participants was excellently organized by the National Committee of the IPS in Kuching, Borneo.
Kuching has a newly built Tropical Peat Research Institute and Borneo has extensive peatlands. They are mainly used as oil palm plantations and agriculture.
The water status of trees can be estimated using Granier-type thermal dissipation probes. However, the method requires determining the maximum temperature gradient (∆Tmax) between the heated probe and the reference probe below. By analyzing the effects of different ∆Tmax determination approaches on sapflow density estimations, the uncertainty of sapflow calculations, which is related to the raw signal processing, was quantified.
With the recent addition of the Journal Fruits to the ISHS publications portfolio, ISHS is pleased to offer all subscribers a special discount. Make sure to contact your library and recommend subscribing to ISHS publications.
The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) aims at capturing your creative and forward-directed ideas and thoughts to develop in strong consonance with you some inventive promotional material that encapsulates the many exciting opportunities in horticultural sciences and in engaging with our Society.
ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1123
International Symposium on High Value Vegetables, Root and Tuber Crops, and Edible Fungi Production, Supply and Demands
ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1122
III International Conference on Turfgrass Management and Science for Sports Fields
The 1st Announcement of the 12th International Mango Symposium is now available at the symposium website - see http://www.ishs.org/symposium/632 for more information.
I would like to remind our prospective delegates the following important details:
1) Abstract submission:
The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) aims at understanding the motivations, expectations and impediments of young people to pursue horticultural careers and to become a member of our Society.
Save the date: XII International Vaccinium Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada), August 30, 2020
Ethylene Antagonists project awarded with the Curtin University (Perth, Australia) Commercial Innovation Awards 2016 which celebrates the work of Curtin staff and students who have made significant contributions to the advancement of commercial industries.
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 56 Number 3 (September 2016) is available for download - proceed to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol56nr3 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.
Topics in this number include:
News & Views from the Board
We are pleased to announce the 7th International Symposium on Production and Establisment of Micropropagated Plants (PEMP Brazil 2017) which will be held at the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Lavras, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, from April 24 to 28, 2017. We are confident this symposium will be a great opportunity to learn and debate the newest findings in the production and establishment of micropropagated plants.
Mark your calendars!
Next ISHS Symposium on Growing Media in Portland, Oregon, USA - 20-25 August 2017.
Check back for more details soon!
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 81, issue 4, August 2016) including the following articles:
The new, 9th, edition of the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants has been published in the ISHS series Scripta Horticulturae (Scripta Horticulturae #18) and replaces any previous editions of 'The Code'.
Order your copy of the 9th ICNCP - hardcopy availability is limited: https://www.ishs.org/scripta-horticulturae
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 56 Number 2 (June 2016) + the 2015 ISHS membership directory is available for download - proceed to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol56nr2 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 81, issue 3) including the following articles:
Hawaii (USA) National Tropical Botanical Garden's Diane Ragone to Receive The Garden Club of America's Medal of Honor
The NTBG announced The Garden Club of America has named Dr. Diane Ragone, Director of NTBG's Breadfruit Institute, as the recipient of its 2016 Medal of Honor.
The medal, which is given for outstanding service to horticulture, will be presented in a ceremony at GCA's annual meeting in Minneapolis May 22, 2016
Over the last decade there has been an increasing demand for natural products and plant-derived drugs, which are considered by some people to be less toxic and free from side effects when compared to synthetic drugs. With worldwide growing interest in plant derived medicines, there has been a corresponding increase in the demand for raw materials. In vitro culture technology is a suitable method for large scale production of these plants within a short period of time.
ISHS published the 9th edition of the International Code for the Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP) which replaces the eighth edition of the Code which was published in October 2009
Lysophosphatidylethanolamine (LPE) is the breakdown product of a class of phospholipids found in membranes. LPE is an important bio-regulator in plants and animals and has been found to play a critical role in plant growth and development. LPE speeds up ripening and delays aging in plants by two different mechanisms.
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 81, issue 2) including the following articles:
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 56 Number 1 (March 2016) is available for download - proceed to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol56nr1 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.
Topics of this number include:
News & Views from the Board
Norman Earl Looney
Born May 31, 1938 in Adrian, Oregon (USA); died March 24, 2016 in Vancouver, B.C. (Canada)
Dr. Qingguo Wang, Shandong Agricultural University (China), is the new chair of the workgroup and the convener of the 2019 IV International Conference on Fresh-cut Produce.
Look for more details from Dr. Wang in the near future.
For the first time under the aegis of the ISHS, the First International Symposium on Moringa was held from 15-18 November 2015 in Manila, Philippines.
The symposium was jointly organized by ISHS, AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center, Central Philippine University, Farm Systems International Organization and hosted by Moringaling Philippines Foundation, Inc. (MPFI).
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 81, issue 1) including the following articles:
International Symposium on Sensing Plant Water Status - Methods and Applications in Horticultural Science, Potsdam (Germany). October 2016
Check out http://www.ishs.org/symposium/563
Abstract submission deadline March, 15th 2016
Use the link below to download the symposium announcement.
The globe artichoke genome (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus L.; 2n=2x=34), of which Italy is the leading producing has been recently sequenced by an international Consortium including the University of Torino (DISAFA, Italy, team leader Sergio Lanteri), the University of California (The Genome Center, Davis, CA, USA, team leader Richard Michelmore) and the Università di Catania (Di3A, Italy, team leader Giovanni Mauromicale) in the framework of the Compositae Genome Project (CGP).
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 80, issue 6) including the following articles:
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 55 Number 4 (December 2015) is available for download - proceed to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol55nr4 and login with your ISHS membership account credentials.
Topics of this number include:
Views from the Board
We're conducting a survey for members and all interested in the ISHS Workgroup for Saline Water Management and Water Reuse in Horticulture and your input would be appreciated.
Help us to determine future goals and activities of the workgroup by clicking on the link to take the short (a couple minutes should suffice) survey. Thank you for your participation.
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 80, issue 5) including the following articles:
Chronica Horticulturae Volume 55 Number 3 (September 2015) is available for download - proceed to http://www.ishs.org/chronica-horticulturae/vol55nr3 and login with your membership account credentials.
Topics of this number include:
Views from the Board
AGRICONTROL 2016: The 5th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation for Agriculture; 14-17 August, 2016; Seattle, Washington, USA
15th International Peat Congress, Peatlands in Harmony - Agriculture, Industry & Nature
At the last FAV Health meeting in Brisbane, August 2014, we approved the venue for the next meeting as Brazil in October 2016. Unfortunately the economic circumstances of Brazil mean we have had to change the venue. One attractive option is to hold the meeting at the Quebec City Convention Centre in Quebec, Canada from 3-4 October 2016. This is immediately prior to 'BENEFIQ 2016', the International Rendezvous on Health Ingredients http://www.benefiq.ca/eng/
Swiss agricultural chemicals group Syngenta AG plans to buy back more than $2 billion worth of stock to boost shareholder returns after rejecting a takeover approach from Monsanto Co, selling its vegetable seeds business to fund the measure. The world's largest pesticides company is under pressure to offer tangible rewards to shareholders after it turned its back last week on a cash-and-shares bid from unwanted U.S. suitor Monsanto worth $47 billion at the time.
Prof. Dr. Umezuruike Linus Opara is the current Chairperson of the ISHS Section Vegetables, Roots, Tubers, Edible Bulbs, Brassica, Asparagus (2014-2018).
While it is 12 months after IHC 2014 in Brisbane and a few months since the last meeting of the Commission in Alnarp, Sweden (in May-June 2015), the new ISHS Board and Executive Committee concluded its meeting in Istanbul (Turkey) August 13-14.
Arising from that meeting there are a number of items that I wish to bring to your attention.
International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture
Cairns, Queensland (Australia), 20-25 November 2016
Check out the new issue of eJHS online at http://www.pubhort.org/ejhs/ (Volume 80, issue 4) including the following articles:
Fighting bioterrorism – Europe works on master plan. Specialist laboratories capable of detecting biological weapons are coming together to try to work on a master plan so that Europe is ready in the case of a bioterrorist attack. Bioterrorism is the intentional release of harmful biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, or toxins. To protect citizens and national infrastructure, the race is on to improve Europe's preparedness.
III International Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture, Izmir, Turkey, April 11-14, 2016.
IX International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding; Giza, Egypt, 11-17 January 2016
First announcement is now available on the symposium website. For more information about the symposium, please go to http://www.ishs.org/symposium/492