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III International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe - SHE2016

Every four years, horticultural scientists meet at the European level under the auspices of the ISHS. After the first meeting in Vienna in February 2008 and second meeting in Angers in 2012, ca. 350 scientists attended the 3rdSymposium on Horticulture in Europe (she) organized by Prof. Panagiotis Kalaitzis (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute at Chania) and Prof. George Manganaris (Cyprus Institute of Technology) in Chania, Crete in October 2016. 
Two parallel oral sessions were accompanied by ca.230 posters ranging from phenotyping, health aspects of fruit and vegetable consumption, adaption strategies to combat climate change effects, new breeding and new orchard technologies including reducing spray drift and volumes. 
The University of Bonn, BIOSC and FZ Jülich provided an invited plenary speaker, session chair, an oral lecture on ‘wax bloom on plum’ and presented their latest findings in two oral and eight posters on reflective mulches, climate change effects on fruit (chilling), forcing cherry under cover, extraction of tomato leaf ingredients, mechanical thinning and yield prediction in apple and opto-electrical sensors for the detection of fruit surface features in apple and pear as well as pomegranate.
On Friday morning, excursions provided the option for insights into Crete’s leading winery or an organic olive oil press in Maich. The symposium contributions are due to be published in Acta Horticulturae. The next SHE will take place in 2020 in Trentino, Italy.