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

S33- Water and Nutrient Relations and Management of Horticultural Crops

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Water and nutrients represent major resources limiting and controlling horticultural production. Both to reduce pressure on resources and to increase growers' profits, ever increasing efficiency in water and fertilizer application is required. The aim of the Symposium is to share and discuss current issues and advancements in the science of water and nutrient physiology and the practice of water and nutrient management in horticultural crops. Special focus will be on emerging global issues including use of alternative and marginal quality water, environmentally responsible water and nutrient management, and advancements in automated and precision water and fertilizer application.

The Symposium targets anyone involved in irrigation and/or fertilization of any horticultural crop; physiologists interested in plant water and mineral nutrition; researchers, extension professionals, growers, and industry (irrigation and fertilizer) professionals. Due to the fact that advanced technology and precision agriculture are intertwined in modern irrigation techniques, irrigation and agricultural engineers would benefit and should participate.

Main themes:

  • Crop water and nutrient requirements
  • Water and nutrients in plant physiology
  • The Impact of water and nutrients on horticultural crop quality, storability, and transportability
  • Plant and soil water and nutrient status, measurements and monitoring
  • Water quality and its interactions with irrigation requirements, environmental sustainability and fertilizer requirements
  • Soil management to improve water and nutrient management
  • Nutrients for field vegetable crops
  • Closing nutrient and water cycles
  • Greenhouse and nursery irrigation and drainage/recycled water management
  • Precision horticultural water and fertilizer management
  • Fertilizer and fertilizer recommendation systems.
  • Integrated management of nutrient and water supplies
  • Water and nutrient management in urban agriculture
  • Water and nutrient management as affected by climate change
  • Irrigation and fertilization as leverages for horticulture in the developing world
  • Water policy and water governing rules and restrictions under conditions of drought and chronic water scarcity
  • Coping with legislation on nutrient applications and supply

Scientific Committee:

  • Esmaeil Fallahi (University of Idaho, USA)
  • Bulent Sönmez (Soil and Fertilizer Research Institute, Turkey)
  • Dilek Anaç (Ege University, Turkey)
  • Alon Ben-Gal (Agricultural Research Organization, Israel)
  • Janjo de Haan (Werantwoorde Veehouderij, Wageningen, The Netherlands)
  • Clive Rahn (University of Warwick, England)
  • Manuela Zude (Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Germany)
  • Samuel Barolomeo Dichio (Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Italy)
  • José Enrique Fernandez (Inst. de Rec. Nat.y Agrobiol, Spain)
  • Massimo Tagliavini (Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy)
  • Hans Reiner Schulz (Hochschule Geisenheim, Germany)
  • Ian Goodwin (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Victoria, Australia)
  • Diego Intrigliolo (CEBAS CSIC, Spain)
  • Elias Fereras (University of Cordoba, Spain)
  • Brent Clothier (Plant and Food Research, New Zealand)
  • Gabriel Selles (INIA CORFO, Brasil)
  • Gerardo Lopez (Adaptation des Plants Méditerranéennes et Tropicales, France)
  • Denise Neilsen (Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada)
  • Uri Yermiyahu (Agricultural Research Organization, Israel)
  • Maria Isabel Ferreira (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Rodney Thompson (University of Almeria, Spain)
  • Samuel Ortega-Farias (University of Talca, Chile)
  • Stephen Grattan (University of California, Davis, USA)

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