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

S16- Tropical and Subtropical Vegetable Production: Tackling Present and Future Global Biotic and Abiotic Stressors

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This symposium aims to provide opportunities for those involved in the research and development on abiotic and biotic stresses in tropical and sub-tropical vegetable production to discuss and share the innovative and novel studies to understand current state of knowledge, present and future threats and challenges, to prepare the roadmap for abiotic and biotic stress tolerance mechanism(s), and to provide a platform for networking among the participants for future multidisciplinary research and collaboration.

The symposium will contribute to broaden the knowledge and understanding on abiotic and biotic stress factors between academia, research and development organizations and private sector. Round table discussions will identify knowledge gaps and new research and extension needs. It will also identify researchable questions and ideas, and recent technical know-hows that could be transferred to farmers and other stakeholders engaged in tropical and sub-tropical vegetable production. The event will result in new partnerships through networking activities due to interactive sessions.

Main themes:

Abiotic Stress Factors for Tropical and Subtropical Vegetable Production

  • Plant response to drought, salt and osmotic stresses
  • Plant response to heavy metal and nutrient stresses
  • Plant response to oxidative stress
  • Plant response to cold and heat stresses
  • Other environmental stresses
  • Signal transduction of abiotic stress tolerance
  • Breeding and biotechnology of abiotic stress tolerance

Biotic Stress Factors for Tropical and Subtropical Vegetable Production

  • Biotic stress responses and mechanisms
  • Functional genomics of biotic stress tolerance
  • Diagnostics, ecology / Epidemiology of pests and diseases
  • Sustainable pest and disease management
  • Breeding and biotechnology of biotic stress tolerance
  • Plant adaptation and biotic stress response

Scientific Committee:

  • Eduardo Blumwald, Dept of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis- US
  • Dietmar Schwarz (Leibniz Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops,   Germany)
  • Hakan Fidan (Plant Protection Department, University of Akdeniz, Antalya-Turkiye)
  • Mecit Halil Oztop (Department of Food Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkiye)
  • Giuseppe Colla (Agricultural and Forestry Science,  Tuscia University, Viterbo-Italy)
  • Georgia Ntatsi  (Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens-Greece)
  • Ghazi Al-Karaki (Plant Science and Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid - Jordan
  • Barbara Blanco-Ulate (Dept of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis- US)
  • Dyno Keatinge (Tropical Agricultural Development Advisory Services Ltd., North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
  • Javier Lopez-Baltazar (Instituto Tecnologico del Valle de Oaxaca, Mexico)
  • Christian Borgemeister (Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Roni Cohen (Volcani Center, Isreal)
  • Rita Grosch (Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany)
  • Francisco Perez Alfocea (CEBAS-CSIC, Spain)
  • Aviv Dombrovsky (The Volcani Center, Israel)
  • Dimitrios Savvas (Agricultural University of Athens, Greece)

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