Bridging the World through Horticulture

S6- Avocado

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Invited Speakers:

World production of avocado now exceeds 3.5 million tones, of which 20% is traded among countries. During the last decade, avocado consumption has increased markedly throughout the developed and developing world. The increase in production area, production and consumptions is likely to continue. Avocado is primarily consumed as fresh fruit, however suitable use of ‘value-added' avocado products (e.g. guacamole) and oil processing for cosmetic and culinary use also suggest further market growth.

The International Society for Horticultural Science for first time decided to organize a symposium on avocado during the XXX International Horticulture Congress to be held at Istanbul, Turkey from 12-16 August, 2018. The Symposium is expected to be attended by the researchers, producers, academics, extension advisors, marketers and service industry personnel to discuss problems limiting production and marketing of avocado. The symposium will bring the research leaders, producers and other stake holders in a common forum. They will be able to network, learn and share their research learning's, challenges and opportunities. The lantern benefits of the networks will be felt in the years to come.

Main themes:

  • Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology
  • Reproductive biology
  • Propagation, rootstocks and production technology
  • Disease and pest management
  • Postharvest technology, processing and trade

Scientific Committee

  • Shamel Alam-Eldein (University of Guleph, Canada)
  • Mary Lu Arpaia (Kearney Agricultural Center, California, USA)
  • Suleyman Bayram (Bati Akdeniz Agricultural Research Inst. Turkey)
  • Rob Blakey (Tzaneen, South Africa)
  • Berken CIMEN (Cukurova University, Turkey)
  • Ben Faber (UC Cooperative Extension, Ventura CA, USA)
  • Chris Hale (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Karin Hannwag (ARC-ITSC, Nelspruit, South Africa)
  • Uri Lavi (ARO, The Volcani Centre, Israel)
  • Elhadi M. Yahia (Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico)