XXX. INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURAL CONGRESS
12 - 16 AUGUST 2018 ISTANBUL - TURKEY
Bridging the World through Horticulture

S10- Understanding Fruit Tree Behaviour in Dynamic Environments

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Invited Speakers:


The Symposium aims to gather tree crop researchers, in particular physiologists, plant modelers, breeders, and professional horticulturists to present oral and poster contributions and discuss research findings that will further the current understanding of fruit tree behavior in dynamic environments. We expect the presentations will sweep on a wide range of issues varying from fruit tree physiology to dynamic modeling of tree behavior, including the environmental and biological interactions that affect their productivity. Research findings and experiences on responses of pome and stone fruit as well as other tree crop species to dynamic environments and their exploitation for developing inputs, methods and technologies that will improve tree performance will be welcome. In order to achieve these improvements, there is a need to first understand the factors governing the orchard efficiencies, and affecting tree physiology, growth and architecture. Case studies will help the discussion on the best practices that have led to successful fruit production systems through integration of training, pruning, input supply and other orchard management tools adapted to genotypes or site-specific conditions. Understanding how simulation models can be used for tree and agro-ecosystem management will be one of the major outcomes of the symposium. Evaluations of climate change effects not only on fruit tree behavior but also on ecosystem functions e.g. the population dynamics of crop pests, will be welcome as well. Papers addressing fundamental aspects of tree physiology and/or the use of modeling approaches for tree and agro-ecosystem management, understanding tree functioning, growth and architecture, enhancing genetic improvement of cultivars, evaluating the role of biodiversity and diversification concepts in orchard agro-ecosystems and the effects of land-use change on pollination and other ecosystem services, etc. are especially encouraged.

Main themes:

  • Fruit tree physiology
  • Tree growth and architecture
  • Fruit tree and orchard system modeling and management
  • Molecular genetics as an aid to fruit breeding
  • Case studies

Scientific Committee:

  • Ali Kuden (Univ. Cukurova, Turkey)
  • Atilla Askin (Univ. Süleyman Demirel, Turkey)
  • Benedicte Wenden (INRA Bourlaux, France)
  • Cameron Peace (Univ. Washington State, USA)
  • Chris Dardick (USDA, ARS, USA)
  • D.H.Greer (Univ. Charles Sturt, AU)
  • Frederic Normand (CIRAD, Renuion Island, France)
  • Isabel Ferreira (Univ. Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Jean-Luc Regrand (SupAgro, Montpellier, France)
  • Jens Wunsche (Univ. Hohenheim, Germany)
  • Luca Corelli Grappadelli (Unibo, Italy)
  • Lynn Long (Univ. Oregon State, USA)
  • Mehdi Ben Mimoun (INAT, Tunisia)
  • Michel Genard (INRA, PACA, France)
  • Michela Troggio (Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy)
  • P.E. Lauri (INRA, Montpellier, France)
  • Richard M. Bastias (Universidad de Concepción, Chile)
  • Stuart Tustin (Plantandfood, New Zealand)
  • Thedore DeJong (Univ. California, USA)
  • Turgut Yesiloglu (Univ. Cukurova, Turkey)

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