Events 2017

II International Symposium on Fruit Culture along Silk Road Countries, Trebinje (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2-7 October 2017

The Second International Symposium on Fruit Culture along Silk Road Countries “Fruits for the Future” will be held in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from October 2nd to 6th, 2017, under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural Science.
The host of this Symposium is the Society for Horticultural Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina with support of Genetic Resources Institute of the University of Banja Luka and the Society for Pomology of Republic of Srpska.

Territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well, as all the regions of former Yugoslavia, became very rich in fruit genetic resources. Although the region of Former Yugoslavia, or newly created countries, could be considered as a primary gene centre for some fruit species.

Deadline abstract submission: March 01, 2017
Deadline fulltext submission: August 15, 2017


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2nd BioSC Spotlight: Alternative utilisation paths of the streaky Silphie

On 1st September 2017, a BioSC Spotlight on the subject „Alternative Nutzungspfade der Durchwachsenen Silphie (Alternative utilisation paths of the streaky Silphie)“ takes place in the Forum of Campus Klein-Altendorf of the University of Bonn, Germany.

With this event, we would like to make a contribution to the bioeconomical strategy of North Rhine-Westphalia, by showing how the low-input plant Silphie can be improved for manufacturing of high-quality products. Up to now, Silphie has mainly been seen as maize substitute for biogas production. In addition there were considerable establishment difficulties, because of very elaborate planting procedures which can now be very much simplified, by a new-established seeding technique.

In North Rhine-Westphalia numerous facilities deal with different aspects, e.g. alternative utilisation paths, which will be introduced to the practitioners as well as companies and research facilities. Special insights will also be given by a guided tour showing field experiments.

Venue: Forum at Campus Klein-Altendorf, University of Bonn (Campus Nord, Campus Klein-Altendorf 1, 53359 Rheinbach)
Deadline: 25.08.2017

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VIII International Cherry Symposium in Yamagata, Japan, 5-9 June 2017

 8th International Cherry Symposium 2017 in Yamagata, Japan

The 8th International Cherry Symposium (Cherry2017), which will be held from June 5 to 9, 2017, in Yamagata City in Japan.
Cherry2017 will provide a good opportunity for scientists, students, growers, and cherry industries to present and share their latest findings and knowledge on cherries. The symposium will show the traditional and new styles of cherry production in Japan, and promote the exchange of ideas and international collaboration among people involved in the cherry industry and research worldwide.


Deadline abstract submission: March 31, 2017
Deadline fulltext submission: June 09, 2017


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